Knowledge Base

Security Features in cPanel

You can use these articles to learn about cPanel's security features and help make your web site more secure.

Securing a cPanel-enabled account with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

Your cPanel-enabled account can be configured to automatically generate, install, and renew valid SSL certificates. Learn more here.

Installing a RapidSSL or Symantec SSL certificate in cPanel

This article guides you step-by-step through the process of obtaining a RapidSSL certificate or Symantec Secure Site SSL certificate and installing it in your cPanel control panel.

Install a third-party SSL certificate with cPanel

Learn to install a third-party SSL certificate using the cPanel SSL / TLS tool.

How to install a self-signed SSL certificate in cPanel

You can generate and install a self-signed SSL certificate for testing or development purposes. Learn how to install a self-signed ssl certificate in cPanel.

Configuring SSH keys with cPanel

You can use cPanel to configure and manage your SSH keys. With SSH keys, you can automate logins to your A2 Hosting account, or use two-factor authentication for increased security.

IP Blocker

Learn how to use cPanel to prevent specific IP addresses from accessing your web site.

Password-protected directories

Learn how to use cPanel to protect specific directories with a password.

Leech Protection

Learn how to use leech protection to help prevent users from publicly posting their username and password.

Hotlink Protection

Learn how to use hotlink protection to prevent other web sites from using your web site's bandwidth.

Email Encryption with GnuPG Key Management

Learn how to manage email encryption GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) keys by using cPanel.