How to install and Manage cPanel Addons?

How to install and Manage cPanel Addons?

Basically cPanel plugins add more functionalities and features to WHM and installing these addons is the first crucial step to ensure a great hosting experience for the users. Obviously, thereafter there comes the question of managing these addons to optimize the server performance and give users usable benefits. If you want to create a rich web experience with hosting inputs for your users these plugins and addons will play an invaluable role. Simpler and easy server side installation of these cPanel addons and plugins is first of all important for a great hosting experience.

Plugins and addon software allow the hosting service provider adding links in the cPanel interface to offer the users the benefit of third party apps and software. Everyone starting as a hosting service provider must not be a tech savvy person with in-depth knowledge of the interface and technical aspects. An easy installation and management will save them from such a requirement. Whether registering a new domain, adding a sub domain or just adding a third party app plugin, all should be done in a simple and user friendly way. Moreover, people who want to have their own hosting service for a quality online presence should not feel intimidated with complex installation and day to day managing of these cPanel addons.

How to install and manage cPanel Addons

After the installation updating the apps and third party software is also a crucial requirement and in that regard cPanel offers you an easy interface to take care of everything in a user friendly and intuitive way including installation, managing and regular updating.

To decide on which addons and plugins you require for the website and which suits the best to your purpose you can meticulously take a look at the features, interface and reviews of every different app, third party software and plugin. If you are a hosting service provider and have to cater to diverse users other than just hosting your own website, then obviously you needs to carefully select some of the most effective plugins and addons for your server interface. The addons and plugins that are easily integrated and offer great user experience should deserve a priority. cPaneI is regarded to be the most versatile interface that let any third party software and plugin integrate easily and let the hosting service provider offer an unmatched web experience to the users. The ease of use and fluid integration these days is more important than anything else and primarily your addons should add value to the customer experience before anything else.

What server side features work best for a website cannot be determined and this is why integrating a wide range of plugins and addons representing diverse business focused purposes will give your hosting service (webdesign.about.com/od/webhosting/bb/aabhosting.htm) the edge of versatility and variety. Moreover, as cPanel offers you the most apt interface for integrating any type of third party app, offering a great bundle of useful apps is easier now as a hosting service provider. With these addons a website having his own cPanel hosting server can customize tailor-make the hosting experience as per his specific business needs.

Obviously the role of a hosting service provider is not easy, especially with the highest technical standard and demands of server side features. Just take the example of spam emails. With just a simple addon you can give your customers freedom from spam emails and ensure them a more professionally focused mail service.

For installing a new plugin or addon you need to perform the following steps:

First of all you need to generate a plugin installation file in the interface of WHM’s cPanel Plugin File Generator. The responsive pathway follows like this – Home >> Development >> cPanel Plugin File Generator. Now all you need to do is to copy the file of plugin installation to your server. It is recommended that the file is to be copied to the directory – /usr/local/cpanel/bin/.

Now you have to run the below mentioned command to register the plugin. The command follows as –   /usr/local/cpanel/bin/register_cpanelplugin PATH

Now for the sake of verifying that the plugin appears in the cPanel interface of the server just log in to cPanel. Now you may require rebuilding the icon sprites of cPanel.

The plugin icon must display in the cPanel icon sprite after the installation and if it does not then you may require modifying the icon sprite or rebuilding it. The following root user command will be useful to rebuild the cPanel icon sprite.

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