As a web hosting company, one of the most important things to us is how our customers use our hosting service. There are many options for Windows and Linux hosting and arguably, the most popular is the one we use – cPanel.
cPanel is a software that provides an interface to help website owners manage their sites (FTP, e-mail accounts, statistics etc), while WebHost Manager (WHM) automates server management tasks for server administrators. cPanel makes it very easy for a hosting company like Spiral Hosting to give the client total control of their website without the requirement of providing full server access.
So, what are the advantages of cPanel ?
1. Fast, Easy Installations
One of the major benefits of cPanel is that script libraries like Softaculous, Fantastico or Intallatron can be integrated with minimal fuss. If you wish to get a shopping cart, forum or blog they can be easily installed and managed through control panel with just a few clicks. Likewise, you’ll be glad to hear that uninstalling software is a quick, hassle free process.
cPanel provides a very easy visual user interface where you can manage your server and website. There are several panels that are dedicated for administrators, clients, and even e-mail users.
3. Easy Management
You can create and manage domains and emails with few clicks easily through control panel. This is the main reason of having a control panel so that even naive users can manage their domains and emails easily through the user-friendly graphical interface of control panel.
4. DNS Management
DNS plays an important role in domain and email function. Control panel offers option through which you can easily edit and add DNS record for the concerned domain name. You can even delete a DNS file through Control panel without any hassle.
In short, cPanel is an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that you can harness to help you manage your website and hosting. In addition to the advantages mentioned above, with cPanel hosting you can also manage your entire website’s back-ups, cron jobs, configure ‘http redirects’, custom error pages and spam filters.