Whether you're an experienced Linux user or you want to brush up on your command line skills, you can now open a terminal right from within cPanel. It's easy to launch the cPanel terminal anytime you're logged in doing your regular maintenance.

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.

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Click Terminal under the Advanced section
  3. Run commands when the window loads

Here are a few commands you can try to get started:

Change directory
cd name-of-directory
List contents of directory
ls -la
Move or rename files
mv original-file new-file

Be Careful in the Termincal

You should only run commands that you're familiar with. One wrong command or option can cause damage to your account or wipe out critical files.

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