Well-Known Member
May 6, 2020
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How to restrict the usage of cpanel features like this.

Per cPanel Account Email Sending Limits : 100 per hour, 500 per day

Cron Jobs : 20 mins interval (*/20), max 5 per account (No external Cron jobs allowed)

Maximum File Storage Size : 100 MB per file (can kept for 5 days for backup/restore purpose)

Video / Audio files : below 5 MB per file and totaling to 20 MB per cPanel account.


Staff member
Jan 12, 2021
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hi there!

Regarding email sending limits, cPanel allows for hourly limitations, but there is not currently a functionality to restrict outgoing emails per domain or account on a daily basis. More information on this can be found here:

Where can I find information about setting Email Sending Limits?

Additionally. the cron job restrictions and media file limitations you mentioned are not currently supported.

Regarding maximum file storage, this would be determined by the account's disk usage restrictions. However, there are no automated functions provided by cPanel to remove an account's files automatically regardless of time passed.

These restrictions can likely be set manually by customizing exim configurations, or other settings at the Operating System level, although you would want to work with a qualified system administrator for assistance in properly implementing these configurations effectively per your preferences.

With that being said, I highly recommend you submit these as feature requests if you would like to see them available inside of cPanel and WHM! You can submit a new feature request at our site here:

Our feature request site is actively reviewed and curated by our development team to identify potential future build plans and to accept ideas and suggestions from our community. Adding feature requests here will allow the rest of cPanel's users to vote for it if it's something they would like to see implemented as well.

While we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accepted, this is the best way to make suggestions visible to the teams that build cPanel.


Well-Known Member
Aug 10, 2002
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Keep in mind, in regards to storage and filesize limitations - the only way to really do something like this would be to constantly or on an interval (i.e. once per day) check every single file on all of the users' accounts and insure they are behaving within these limitations. That's going to be a lot of server resources expended to do all of that processing.

That's the problem with a lot of these new feature ideas. They look good on the surface, but nobody considers what has to happen to bring those features to fruition.
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