Customizing cPanel - Feature Manager

cPanel has a wide variety of tools available and that can sometimes feel overwhelming for beginner users. As an administrator you have the ability to disable features on your server that you feel are not necessary or that you simply don’t want your users to have access to. Many schools running subdomains may decide to disable email features entirely, for example. You can accomplish all this from the Feature Manager section of WHM:

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Click on the main cPanel package that end users receive. In the above case, the package is called default. If there are multiple packages (i.e. versions of cPanel) listed and you’re unsure of which one to select, navigate to WHM > List Accounts and look for the Package column. Hopefully that should clue you in!

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Ok, back to Feature Manager. Select the cPanel package from the Feature list where changes need to be made and then click Edit

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As you can see, the interface here is very straightforward. If a box is checked that feature is accessible to all users. If its unchecked then it is disabled and users will not see that icon or area of cPanel.

Note that some feature names are not so straightforward. Additionally, there may be some cPanel features that are associated with multiple items.

Once you have unchecked any items you want to disable, click Save at the bottom. This change is immediate for all users in cPanel.

For Domain of One's Own schools with more than one server, you will need to replicate these setting changes on each DoOO server separately

 

Removing the Email Section

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Select the cPanel package from Feature Manager where changes need to be made and then click Edit. In the next window, search Email and uncheck every item that comes up:

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The list of items is shared in the screenshot above, and you can also find them listed below:

  • Email Accounts
  • Email Deliverability (Authentication)
  • Email Disk Usage
  • Email Filtering Manager
  • JetBackup :: Email Backups
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Delivery Route (deprecated)
  • Email Domain Forwarding
  • Email Trace

Cool, we’re halfway there! There’s actually a few more items we’ll need to uncheck that don’t have ‘Email’ in the name. I still find the search bar to be helpful for this. Search for and uncheck these additional items:

  • Forwarder Manager
  • Autoresponders
  • Webmail
  • Mailing Lists
  • Address Importer
  • Default Address
  • PGP/GPG
  • Calendars and Contacts
  • BoxTrapper
  • Apache SpamAssassin™
  • MX Entry

Once you’ve unchecked all of the above, scroll down and click Save:

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Now when you navigate to a cPanel account on the server (using the package that you edited) you will no longer see the Email Section:

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