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cPanel is a linux based web hosting control panel software that allows you to manage all aspects of your hosting service with an easy to use graphical interface.
The cPanel software is one of the worlds most popular hosting control panels and for that reason many web hosts include it on their shared hosting plans.
We’re often asked what is cPanel Hosting.
cPanel is basically a Control panel for managing your hosting service and is included in all of Pickaweb´s hosting services. The great thing is that it allows non technical people to manage all aspects of their hosting without the need for advanced technical skills.
Most people will use cPanel for basic, everyday tasks like managing and administering their email. Tasks like creating email accounts, resetting passwords, setting up mail forwarders are really easy with cPanel Hosting.
Some other popular cPanel Hosting features are things like setting up domain parking where you redirect one domain name to another domain name or addon domains where you can host several domain names under one hosting account.
Whilst cPanel is very powerful & feature rich, it is very easy to use & it is perfect for beginners or non technical people. It has an easy to use interface & whilst there are many features available, if you are just starting out then you will find that you can manage your website files & emails easily with a very short learning curve.
Anyone can use it. Whether you are completely new to hosting or you are a dyed in the wool techie, cPanel puts you in total control of your web hosting service.
cPanel is extremely popular for shared hosting services and for day to day administration tasks for VPS and Dedicated Servers. Here are some of the main advantages:
cPanel has a ton of features. If you are a novice user then you will probably only need to be familiar with a small selection of them. Below are some of the main features that you will need to get up and running.
cPanel makes managing your email easy. Creating, Editing and Removing email accounts is easy with cPanel. You can amend password, set the mailbox quota and configure your mailbox with your favourite email client like Outlook. You can even configure your emails to go to your GMail account. If you want to access your emails on the go then you can easily do that using webmail from any internet connected device.
cPanel has a comprehensive set of File Management tools. Whilst not a substitute for a professional FTP tool, it allows you to upload files, create or delete them, organize your files in folders as well as allowing you to change file permissions. Overall it gives you the basic features you’ll need to manage your files. You can also manage your backups from the cPanel File Manager, whether you want to run full or partial backups.
Softaculous is a fantastic tool that allows you to automatically install hundreds of software applications onto your hosting with just a couple of clicks. Whether you want to set up a WordPress Blog, a Magento eCommerce site or a PHPBB Forum, start reselling web hosting using WHMCS then Softaculous has you covered.
In cPanel you have a great set of tools for effectively managing your domains. For example you can set up parked domains to redirect any domains you own, or create Addon domains to keep your hosting costs down. You can also set up subdomains, redirects and manage your DNS zone settings via cPanel.
When it comes to security cPanel has you covered. So whether you want to install an SSL Certificate (recommended for security and for better SEO), block IP addresses or configure ModSecurity you’re covered.
cPanel has a range of databases management features. cPanel is usually configured with MySQL as standard but can also use Percona – a fast, open source drop in database alternative to MySQL. You can also manage your databases using PHPmyAdmin.
cPanel also comes with a number of other useful software pre-installed. As well as a professional website builder there are advanced programming options such as Ruby on Rails and RubyGems.
cPanel also has a range of tools to help you manage your website more effectively. For example, you can automate repetitive tasks (e.g. creating daily invoices) using a CRON Job. Or you can set up custom error pages such as 404 pages or troubleshoot DNS issues.
Whilst most websites will use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to get an overview of their website traffic, cPanel does include some useful metrics for you such as Errors, bandwidth usage and Raw Access Logs.
As a proud CloudFlare partner, Pickaweb offers CloudFlare for free as part of our standard web hosting services. CloudFlare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which is a distributed set of servers deployed across the globe. The purpose of a CDN is to provide you with high availability and high performance by storing caches of the static web pages from your site on their network of servers. This has 3 significant benefits:
cPanel and Spam Experts Help to Prevent Spam
Pickaweb is a proud partner of leading anti-spam solution provider Spam Experts. Spam Experts works by analysing all email traffic coming into the server you are hosted on. Its powerful algorithms learn to spot spam and stop in its tracks before it even hits your inbox.
The incoming spam filter will stop over 99.9% of spam from hitting your inbox. The incoming anti spam mail filter is a value added service but it is a very cost effective way to protect your inbox and reduce the frustration and potential cost of constantly dealing with spam.
In order to login to the cPanel platform to example.com/cpanel (replace example with your domain name)
You will be presented with a login page, there you need to enter your cPanel username and password.
We would have sent you that information via email when you signed up to the hosting service.
Setting up & managing emails is very easy. Just create your new email addresses, give them a password & you are up & running. You can then configure your emails to download to your favourite email client such as Outlook or you can access them via your mobile phone or via webmail.
You can set up auto-responders and email forwarding too.
Via Pickaweb's cPanel platform. If you are managing your website through an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program such as Filezilla then you can manage your accounts easily via the control panel.
This allows you to upload & download files directly to your hosting space. You can also manage permissions for your files too.
You can even manage your files using cPanel’s built in File Manager.
cPanel is the control panel that the end user would use to manage their hosting account.
WHM is the control panel used for administering a cPanel server and is available on plans aimed at resellers and sysadmins. WHM is included in reseller hosting, Linux dedicated servers and VPS.
There are a number of really useful domain features which give you plenty of flexibility to set things up exactly as you want. For example, you can set up any of the following with our web hosting plans:
It allows you to easily manage the set up of feature rich software which you can use on your website. For example you can set up a blog or a forum or an ecommerce shopping cart all from within the control panel.
We use a tool called Softaculous which allows even inexperienced users to quickly install amazing applications into their website.
Below is a list of some of the most popular Applications that you can install via Softaculous:
It comes with a range of useful security features built in to help ensure that you keep your website & your files safe & secure. Whether you want to password protect a directory, ban an IP address or install an SSL certificate you can manage it all from within the control panel.
It allows you to easily back-up your website files either to your local PC or to another location such as a server.
The beauty of this is that if any files become corrupt or you overwrite something in error then you also have a full backup of all your files. These can then be restored easily.
You can also schedule backups to be performed automatically using the CRON feature. This means that you won’t forget to run a backup as it is all done automatically for you.
You can set up databases, add users & manage permissions all from within cPanel. You can easily create & manage MySQL databases.
You can also use more advanced features such as allowing external web servers to access & interrogate your databases.
A CRON allows you to create and manage tasks at a pre-scheduled time or at regular intervals.
For example, if you have a billing application that needs to generate invoices on a daily basis you can create a CRON rule (a CRON job as it is known) which will run at midnight or another time that you specify each day. The CRON can be instructed to run a script instructing the database to create any invoices due on that day.
Your cPanel account will be setup instantly. Once payment has been made you will receive an email with all the information required to use the service.
*Pickaweb Offer: Buy an annual cPanel hosting and get a free domain name. Pricing does not include VAT.
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