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Often you'll find that various server admin tasks can be automated or completed faster when compiled into a series of command line instructions. Now, cPanel has made it easier to give you this kind of direct access to your server via cPanel Terminal.

How to Launch a Terminal in cPanel

All you'll need in order to proceed is access to your cPanel account, and a few minutes. We'll provide a few helpful commands you can try once you've launched the terminal.

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Select Terminal under Advanced
  3. Begin running commands when terminal page loads

Here are a few commands you can try to get started:

Change directory
cd name-of-directory
List contents of directory
ls -la
Rename or move a file
mv old-file.txt newfile.txt

A Warning About Using the Terminal

Some commands have the power to completely erase your account, so be very careful to only run commands you're familiar with.

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