What is cPanel

cPanelAll hosting accounts at 3SF Media come with cPanel, a full featured web-based control panel that allows you to manage your domain through a web interface.

The idea is to transfer as much of the control and responsibility of managing your web site to you. You have the ability to manage all aspects of e-mail, files, backup, FTP, CGI scripts, and web site statistics.


  • Backup
  • Restore


  • Manage Email Accounts (Add, Remove, Change Password)
  • WebMail for all Accounts
  • Auto Responders
  • Custom Mail Filtering
  • Forwaders
  • Mailing Lists (mailman)
  • Ability to Modify an MX Entry
  • Spam Filtering


  • Webalizer Web Stats
  • Webalizer Ftp Stats
  • Analog Stats
  • AWStats
  • View Latest Visitors
  • View Bandwidth Usage
  • View Error Log
  • Download a raw log file


  • Manage FTP Accounts (Add, Remove, Change Password)
  • Anonymous FTP Controls
  • Ability to change FTP login message
  • Ability to kill FTP sessions

Site Tools

  • Web Protect (htaccess editor)
  • Ability to Change Site and FrontPage password
  • Custom Error Pages
  • Redirects
  • Ability to Edit Mime Types
  • Ability to Edit Apache Handlers
  • Install FrontPage Extensions
  • Uninstall FrontPage Extensions
  • Search Engine Submit Tool
  • File Manager

Pre-Installed CGI Scripts

  • Interchange Cart
  • Agora Cart
  • Bulletin Board
  • Java Chat
  • HTML Chat
  • phpMyChat
  • CGI Wrapper (for non-suexec installs)
  • Random HTML Generator
  • Advanced Guestbook
  • Counter Generator
  • Java Clock Generator
  • Java Countdown Generator
  • Secure FormMail clone
  • cgiemail
  • Entropy Search
  • Entropy Banner


  • Ability to Add/Remove Subdomains
  • Subdomain Redirects
  • Stats for Subdomains

Database Management

  • Manage MySQL Databases (Add, Remove, Change Password, Add Access Hosts)
  • phpMyAdmin Access

Advanced Tools

  • SSH access
  • Manage GPG Keys
  • Cron Jobs

Network Tools

  • DNS Lookup
  • Traceroute

Online Documentation:

cPanel User Manual