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This documentation is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

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The cPanel interface is the hub of your cPanel user account and provides you with access to important information and updates.

The cPanel interface exists in three sections:

  1. Navigation bar
  2. Sidebar
  3. Features List 

In This Document

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Navigation bar

Every interface in cPanel also displays the navigation bar. The navigation bar provides the currently-active account information and provides controls that allow you to change settings and log out of your account. 

  • Click the site logo to navigate to the Home interface. 
  • Use the Search Features text box to quickly find the interfaces that you need. The Search Feature text box also navigates to interfaces in the User Preferences menu. 

    Note:

    Use the keyboard shortcut / to jump to the Search Features text box. This feature only functions in Chrome and Internet Explorer.

  • Click the username to manage user preferences and configure the dashboard.

  • Click  to see any messages, warnings, and errors on your cPanel account. Resellers can also customize this interface to broadcast important information to their customers.

Sidebar

 On the left side of the cPanel interface, and on every cPanel interface, the sidebar provides access to the four main product areas:

Home  

Click  to return to the cPanel Home interface. This section provides access to all of cPanel's features. If you are a reseller, you can customize the content to suit your needs.

Statistics 

Click  to display information about your cPanel account and its resource usage. To increase your account's resources, contact your hosting provider.

General

StatisticDescription
Bandwidth

The amount of data that transferred to and from your cPanel account for the month to date in Megabytes, and your cPanel account's monthly bandwidth limit.

Note:

If discrepancies exist between the information that cPanel provides and the information that log processing programs (such as Awstats, Webalizer, or Analog Stats) provide, read our Apparent Discrepancies in Bandwidth Usage Statistics documentation. 

FTP AccountsThe number of FTP accounts on your cPanel account, and the total number of FTP accounts that your cPanel account allows.

This section also lists the following information:

  • Home Directory — The directory on your server in which your website’s folders and files reside.
  • Last Login From — The IP address from which you last accessed your cPanel account.
  • Server Information — A detailed list of statistics 

     Server Information
    StatisticDescription
    CPU Usage

    The amount of CPU that your cPanel account currently uses, in Megabytes (MB).

    File Usage

    The number of files and directories (inodes) that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's inode limit.

    Memory Usage

    The amount of memory that your cPanel account currently uses, in Terabytes (TB).

    Entry Processes

    The number of PHP scripts that your cPanel account currently uses.

    All SQL DatabasesThe number of SQL databases on your cPanel account, and the maximum total number of databases that you can create. For more information about this limit, read our cPanel Interface FAQ documentation.
    Hosting packageThe name of the web hosting plan that your cPanel account uses.
    Server NameYour server's name.
    cPanel VersionThe version of cPanel & WHM that your server runs.
    ThemeThe version of the cPanel interface layout that your cPanel account uses.
    Apache versionThe version of the Apache server that your server runs.
    PHP versionThe version of the PHP scripting language that your server runs. Use this information when you install PHP scripts.
    MySQL® versionThe version of MySQL that your server runs. Use this information when you install MySQL databases.
    ArchitectureThe type of microprocessor that powers the server.
    Operating systemThe system software that manages the server.
    Shared IP Address

    Your domain's shared IP address, if your domain uses one.

    Note:

    Multiple accounts on a cPanel & WHM server may share an IP address.

    Dedicated IP AddressIf your domain uses a dedicated IP address, that IP address will display.
    Path to sendmailThe location of the sendmail program on your server. This is useful if, for example, you create a script that allows visitors to send you email with a form on your website.
    Path to PerlThe location of the Perl interpreter on your server. Use this information when you write Perl scripts.
    Perl versionThe version of Perl that runs on your server. Use this information when you write Perl scripts.
    Kernel versionThe version of your server’s kernel, which is the central operating system component.
    cPanel ProThe version of the cPanel Pro software that your server runs.
    Service Status

    Click Click to View to display the Server Status interface, which displays the status of the services on your server.

    The Service Status interface may include the following services:

    ServiceDescription
    cpsrvdThe cPanel service daemon.
    imapAn email protocol for mail retrieval.
    httpdThe Apache webserver’s daemon. This daemon serves web pages to your visitors.
    namedThe DNS server. This service is required in order for your domains to appear on the Internet.
    Server LoadYour server’s current CPU load. If this service's status icon appears red, performance issues exist on your server.
    Memory UsedThe amount of RAM that your server uses, shown as a percentage.
    Swap UsedThe amount of swap memory that your server uses, shown as a percentage. Servers use swap memory in place of RAM when a RAM shortage exists.
    Disk /$volumeThe amount of hard disk space that your server uses, shown as a percentage. If this service's status icon appears red, delete old or unused files.

    The Status column displays one of the following icons:

    StatusDescription
    The service is running.
    The service appears busy, or the disk space is almost full.
    A problem exists with the service, or the disk space is full.

Primary domain (example.com)

This section's title is the primary domain on your cPanel account. 

StatisticDescription
Addon DomainsThe number of addon domains on your cPanel account, and the total number of addon domains that your hosting plan allows.
SubdomainsThe number of subdomains on your cPanel account, and the total number of subdomains that your cPanel account allows.
AliasesThe number of aliases on your cPanel account, and the total number of aliases that your cPanel account allows.

Mail

StatisticDescription
Email AccountsThe number of email accounts on your cPanel account, and the total number of email accounts that your cPanel account allows.
Mailing ListsThe number of mailing lists on your cPanel account, and the total number of mailing lists that your cPanel account allows.
AutorespondersThe number of autoresponders on your cPanel account, and the total number of autoresponders that your cPanel account allows.
ForwardersThe number of forwarders on your cPanel account, and the total number of forwarders that your cPanel account allows.
Email FiltersThe number of email filters on your cPanel account, and the total number of email filters that your cPanel account allows.

Disk Space

StatisticDescription
Disk UsageThe amount of disk space that your cPanel account occupies on the server, in Megabytes, and your cPanel account's disk space limit.
MySQL® DatabasesThe amount of disk space that your MySQL or MariaDB databases use.
PostgreSQL DatabasesThe amount of disk space that your PostgreSQL databases use.
Mailing ListsThe amount of disk space that your mailing lists use.

Databases

StatisticDescription
MySQL® Databases

The number of MySQL® or MariaDB databases that you have created.

PostgreSQL Databases

The number of PostgreSQL databases on your cPanel account

Dashboard  

Click  to navigate to the Dashboard interface. This section provides access to QuickLinks, the Switch Theme and Switch Account menus, and an overview of the statistics for your cPanel account. 

User Manager  

Click  to navigate to the User Manager interface. 

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