Most of the web hosting companies provides cPanel with their hosting.The following are some of the best hosting companies that provide Cpanel control panel with their hosting plans.
Cpanel is a web-based interface that allows customers to access all the features available to their hosting account. Cpanel provides all the tools that you need to do tasks such as: manage databases, upload / create / manage web pages, install blogs / shopping carts / forums / CMS ect, take back up of your data, generate and view visitor statistics and review error logs ect. cPanel also provides a web-based interface for checking email and supports the standard mail protocols, including POP, IMAP, and SMTP, both with and without SSL encryption.
Below are some of the other benefits of cPanel web hosting:
1. cPanel is based on Linux
Experienced programmers, designers, and web entrepreneurs will tell you that Linux is better than most operating system because it gives them the freedom and flexibility that only Linux offers. With cPanel web hosting, your Linux operating system automatically configure your system. If you are a person that uses Linux as your web hosting operating system, then you will definitely love cPanel.
2. Features and support
cPanel web hosting comes with a lot of features and support software. When the system is installed, you will get all the help you need in managing and modifying a website. You can tackle every task like how to configure your website at first use, creating backups to your site, and how often you want it, modifying the site structure, or even changing or adding your content.
3. Email functions
cPanel has functions that will help in dealing with emails. You have the power to create or remove email accounts, create or delete your email forwarder, change passwords of email accounts, add auto responder, block unwanted mails, and just everything you need to setup or manage your email.
You can also upload or download files to or from the server using cPanel’s File Manager. With the help of Navigation, you can redirect the URL and create a subdomain, and redirect a subdomain to other page.
4. Maintaining your website
You can install and uninstall Frontpage extensions, create your own custom error page, view service status, add parked domain, add or delete FTP accounts or change your FTP account passwords. There are also a number of security features included to help with the maintenance of your website. For instance, you can create your own directory and protect it with a password, enable or disable the browsing of the directory, block and unblock IP addresss, enable/disable hotlink protection, and you can even change your cPanel master password.
5. Managing your database
You can create, modify, or delete a mySQL database with the use of phpmyadmin – another wonderful tool included in cPanel. Import the SQL file in your database and backup your database all with the use of phpmyadmin.
Advanced features are also included in cPanel hosting like download or generate a full backup, restore you home backup, backup your entire MySQL database, or create and delete cron jobs which can be done easily with just a few clicks.
And finally, the best feature the cPanel web hosting is known for being user-friendly nature not found in most web-based control panel. As a matter of fact, I have tested using cPanel to my apprentice that has no experience in web hosting, and he can operate various essential tasks of web hosting like a pro. This is very useful for people that just started web hosting, as you have the freedom to manage your own website without taking too much time with it; therefore, you can focus more in making your business grow.