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.
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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.
Thoughts on “How to Launch the cPanel Terminal”
When I clicked on Terminal for the first time it throws me out immediately with the following message:
If you are hosted on our servers, I recommend contacting our Live Support team since this does not sound like typical behavior. This will allow them to test your specific account and server.