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.
- Log into cPanel
- Select Terminal under Advanced
- Begin running commands when terminal page loads
Here are a few commands you can try to get started:
- Change directory
- List contents of directory
- 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.