How to use the Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel

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16. How to use the Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel

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

Now let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.

Click the “Disk Usage” icon.

From here you can see how much storage space is being used by each directory and sub-directory in your account.

At the bottom of the page is a collapsible list of directories.

Clicking on a plus sign will expand the directory revealing the specific files and folders within.

Clicking an actual folder name…

… will launch File Manager, showing the contents of that folder.

You can choose to sort the folders by name, or by disk usage.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the Disk Usage tool to see a breakdown of where all your files are stored.

How to backup your website in cPanel

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15. How to backup your website in cPanel

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

Now let’s learn how to backup our website.

Click the “Backup Wizard” icon.

This is the main backup screen where you can backup, or restore the files in your hosting account.

To backup your website, click the “Backup” button.

You have the option of only backing up part of your account…

… or generating a full backup, which we’ll do now. Click the “Full Backup” button.

Select the destination, then click “Generate Backup”.

That’s it! We’ve just created a full backup to the home directory.

To download a copy of the backup to your computer, simply click it’s link.

That’s all there is to it!

Restoring files is just as easy. Click the “Backup Wizard” icon again.

Then click the “Restore” button.

Choose what type of restore you want to do… in this case, let’s restore the “Home Directory”.

Locate the Home Directory backup…

Then click “Upload”.

The files have been restored!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a backup in cPanel, and restore files from a backup.

How to add a record with the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel

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14. How to add a record with the DNS Zone Editor 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 add an “A record” with the DNS Zone Editor.

Click the “Simple Zone Editor” icon.

Select the domain you want to edit.

Then enter the “A Record”, followed by the IP address you want it to point to.

Click Add a Record.

That’s it! We’ve successfully added an “A Record” to our domain.

You can see the new record listed here at the bottom…

Which is also where you can click to delete the record when it’s no longer needed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to add and remove records with the DNS Zone Editor.

How to change the primary language in cPanel

13. How to change the primary language in cPanel

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

Now let’s learn how to change the primary language.

Click the “Change Language” link.

Select the new desired language, then click “Change”.

That’s it! The language has been changed.

Now when you navigate through cPanel, you’ll notice that the language used has been translated to the newly selected language.

To change back, simply repeat the process.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change the primary language in cPanel.

How to change your cPanel theme

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12. How to change your cPanel theme

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

Now let’s learn how to change cPanel’s theme.

Click the “Switch Theme” dropdown box.

Changing your control panel style does not change any functionality, only the way it looks.

Select a different theme from the dropdown menu.

That’s it! As you can see, the look of our control panel has changed.

To change it back, simply repeat the process.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change the theme of your cPanel control panel.