How to create a subdomain in cPanel

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21. How to create a subdomain in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel hosting , and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create a subdomain.

Click the “Subdomains” icon.

Enter the prefix of your new subdomain.

Make sure the domain name your subdomain will be associated with is selected.

A directory name the same as your subdomain prefix will automatically appear… although you can change this if you want.

Click the “Create” button.

That’s it! A new subdomain has been created.

A new folder called “clients” has also been created, which is where you would upload files for this subdomain.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create subdomains in cPanel.

How to setup hotlink protection in cPanel

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20. How to setup hotlink protection in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and cPanel hosting are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup hotlink protection

Click the “Hotlink Protection” icon.

Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website.

You’ll want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage.

You’ll first want to make sure your own sites are listed here, so you are able to hotlink to your images.

Enter all the file types you want to protect…

… and check the “Allow direct requests” box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file.

Enter the URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images.

Then click “Submit”.

That’s it! You’ve successfully enabled hotlink protection.

To disable hotlink protection, click the “Disable” button.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use hotlink protection to prevent hotlinking to your files.

How to create an email account in cPanel

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2. How to create an email account in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel hosting, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s create a new email account.

Click the Email Accounts icon.

Enter the email address you want to create, and assign it a password.

Set a mailbox quota for the account if you wish.

Then click “Create Account”.

That’s it! The new email account has been successfully created.

From the Email Accounts screen you can access webmail for the account, change its password, change the quota, or even delete the account.

You can also create additional email accounts.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create email accounts in cPanel.

How to use the IP Blocker in cPanel

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19. How to use the IP Blocker in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to reseller hosting, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the IP Blocker.

Click the “IP Blocker” icon.

Enter an IP address or range you would like to block, then click “Add”.

That’s it! We’ve now blocked anyone using the IP address 123.45.67.89 from accessing our website.

You can see which IP addresses are currently being blocked.

… and you can remove IP blocks by clicking here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to block IP addresses from accessing your website.

How to password protect a directory in cPanel

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18. How to password protect a directory in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel hosting, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to password protect a directory.

Click the “Directory Privacy” icon.

Select the directory to start with, then click “Go”.

Select the directory you want to password protect by clicking its name.

Check the “Password Protect” box, then give a name for the directory, and click “Save”.

The directory is now protected, and requires a password to enter it via a browser.

We must therefore create at least one user, and assign them a password so they can access the directory.

Assign a username and password in the “Create User” section.

The protected directory now has one user who has access to it. Repeat this process for each additional user you want to grant access for.

You can see the new user we just added in the “Authorized Users” section.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to password protect directories, and assign users to them.