Add and Delete MIME Type in cPanel
This article will guide you to create a new MIME Type in cPanel. In a web browser, files will be displayed and processed in various extensions according to its file type such as .pdf. MIME Type is used to set or specify the file type of a particular file to be processed in a web browser. That options, tell the browsers how to handle certain file extensions. You can add or modify file types specifically for your website. With the help of MIME technique, each and every extension should be processed in the web browser.
To create and delete a MIME Type in cPanel, follow these steps:
Step 1 Login to cPanel. via domain name URL, otherwise, you can use our server URL to access your cPanel.
Step 2 Once you logged into your cPanel. The list of sections such as domain, Database, and file manager shows your home page. Click MIME option under Advanced section.
Step 3 In the first text box, Add a valid type such as application/pdf etc., and second text box, Enter a valid file extension here then click “Add” button.
Step 4 Done. Now you have completed the process and the required file type has been updated from your cPanel.
Step 5 The added MIME Type can be viewed in User Defined MIME Types.
Step 6 For deleting the MIME Type on cPanel, click the option Delete on Actions.
Step 7 Click the option ‘Delete MIME Type’ for removing the MIME Type.
Step 8 A successful message of the removal of MIME type will be displayed.
The advantage of MIME:
MIME Type will help you to present files in the web browser in its real format. You can set up any type or extension for a file by using this option in cPanel. This feature will provide you the wide options of presenting various file extensions in a web browser. You can modify, even delete a type if that is not needed any longer. In simple words, MIME type will give you the freedom to show different file formats in a web browser.