How to Create a Custom Default Page for cPanel Accounts

When you create a cPanel as a web hosting Reseller, you have an option to copy some standard files to the account, such as a default landing page. For example, you may want a “coming soon” page as a placeholder on new accounts, then when your customer uploads their own website files they can remove the existing page.

In this article, I will show you how to upload a custom default landing page via the cPanel File Manager. You can also upload files using FTP, or SSH.

For a file to load by default, it must be named: default.htm, default.html, index.htm, index.html, or index.php

How to Use a Custom Default Page

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Click the File Manager button under Files

  3. In the left navigation window, click the cpanel3-skel folder, then click the public_html folder.
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  4. Click the Upload button, then click the Browse button and select your custom default page, and click the Open button. The file will then be uploaded.
    Now, when you create a new cPanel account, it will include the default landing page you just uploaded.

Congratulations, now you know how to use a custom landing page for the cPanels you create.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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