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(cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Site Software)

Overview

This interface allows you to add, manage, upgrade, and remove cPanel Addons (cPAddons). cPAddon software packages add useful functions to your website. For example, cPAddons can run blogs, bulletin boards, ecommerce software, guest books, and other services.

Warning
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cPanel, L.L.C. does not develop or maintain the cPAddon software packages (for example, WordPress®). We only include these packages in cPanel & WHM to facilitate distribution and installation. For assistance with a cPAddon, contact your hosting provider or the software developer.

Update Notifications

You can enable or disable cPAddon software update notifications at the top of the interface. If you enable notifications, the system will email your cPanel account's contact email address. You can set your account's contact email address in cPanel's Contact Information interface (cPanel >> Home  >> Preferences >> Contact Information).

Note
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Hosting providers can also add the .cpaddons_notify file to the /home/username directory to enable software update notifications.

  • In this directory path, username represents the cPanel user.

Configure cPAddon

To configure a cPAddon, click the name of the cPAddon that you wish to modify. A new interface will appear.

Note
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Your hosting provider selects which cPAddons to make available to you. If you require additional cPAddons for your website, contact your hosting provider.


FunctionDescription / Action

Install

This tab allows you to install the cPAddon. You can select one of the following options:

  • The one-click installation  — This feature automatically creates a username and password combination, and then installs the cPAddon. To enable this feature, you must enter a contact email address in cPanel's Contact Information interface (cPanel >> Home  >> Preferences >> Contact Information).

    Warning
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    You must save the login credentials in a safe place. You cannot retrieve these credentials when you navigate away from this interface.


  • Advanced configuration — To customize your configuration of the installation, click Show Advanced Configuration. Use this feature to enter a custom installation URL, username, password, email address, and additional configuration options.
Note
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Some cPAddons do not include these options, and only the default Install section will appear.


Manage

This tab displays the URLs that relate to each installed instance of the cPAddon. Click the appropriate URL to redirect to that domain. A new browser tab will appear.

Upgrade

This tab allows you to upgrade each installed instance of the cPAddon, if an upgrade exists. Select the appropriate cPAddon instance, and click Upgrade.

Uninstall

This tab allows you to uninstall each individual instance of the cPAddon. Select the appropriate cPAddon instance, and click  Uninstall.

More

This menu allows you to view more information about the cPAddon. To view more information, click one of the following options:

Note
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Some of the following options only display for certain cPAddons.

  • Details — View more details about the cPAddon, such as the version number, and the software developer's website.
  • License terms — View information about the cPAddon's license terms.
  • Security information — View security-related information about the cPAddon.



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