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Virus Scanner

Overview The Virus Scanner interface scans your cPanel account for security threats. If ClamAV® Virus Scanner identifies a security threat, the system prompts you to perform an action. Important Hosting providers must install the following services for this interface to appear: The ClamAV Scanner plugin in WHM’s Manage Plugins interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins). The Exim Mail Server service on the …

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Track DNS

Overview This interface contains tools to help you retrieve network information. For example, you can look up an IP address or trace the route from your computer to the computer that hosts your website. Domain Lookup The Domain Lookup tool executes the host domain command, where domain represents a specific domain. This command resolves an IP address …

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Terminal for cPanel

Overview Warning Commands that you enter in this interface can render your server inoperable. We strongly recommend that only users with command-line experience use this feature. × Dismiss alert The Terminal interface allows you to access an in-browser terminal application for direct command-line access within a cPanel & WHM session. Note This interface only appears if both of the …

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MIME Types

Overview MIME types relay information to the browser about how to handle file extensions. MIME types can allow visitors’ browsers to handle new technologies as they become available. To add new MIME types to your web server, define the name, directory, and file extension that correspond to the MIME type. Create a MIME Type To …

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Indexes

Overview When a visitor accesses a directory rather than a page on your web site, the browser typically displays the directory’s index page. If no index page exists, the browser displays a list of the files in that directory. Use the Indexes interface to define how the server displays a specific directory’s index to a visitor, or …

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Error Pages

Overview Error pages inform visitors about problems when they attempt to access your site. Each problem has its own status code (for example, 404) and error page. The web server automatically provides basic error pages, but the Error Pages interface allows you to define custom error pages for any HTTP status code. Edit an error page To customize an …

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Cron Jobs

Overview Cron jobs are scheduled tasks that the system runs at predefined times or intervals. Typically, a cron job contains a series of simple tasks that the system runs from a script file. Important Exercise caution when you schedule cron jobs. We recommend that you allow enough time between cron jobs for the previous cron …

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API Shell for cPanel

Overview This interface allows you to run cPanel API functions interactively. Warning This feature uses live data from your server. API function calls may change or delete data on your server, which can cause your server to fail. Read the documentation for a function thoroughly before you use it in the API Shell interface, a script, or through any other method. …

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Apache Handlers

Overview Apache handlers control how your site’s Apache web server software manages certain file types and file extensions. Apache can handle CGI scripts and server-parsed files. The file extensions for these files include .cgi, .pl, .plx, .ppl, .perl, and .shtml. You can configure Apache to use an existing handler to handle a new file type. To do this, manually add the …

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