What is cPanel
cPanel is short for Control Panel, which is a very fitting name. It is a very powerful interface webmasters use to do daily tasks. It makes it easy for users to create emails for their domains, and simple to make more FTP accounts.
cPanel makes it easy for you to see how much disk space you are using and how much bandwidth you have used for the month at a simple glance. It also provides you with information such as how many emails you are using, how many domains you have attached to your account and the current status of the server you are hosted on.
It is a powerful tool because you can do very advanced tasks such as creating CRON tabs, and administering MySQL databases. This is great because it suits all sorts of webmasters. The more advanced users will take full advantage of those power user features, but beginner webmasters will have no need for them, but still have them there in case they need them for something.
cPanel has some amazing software built into it that allows you to view very in depth information about the people who are visiting your website. Most people use AWStats to view their website statistics, which is a very powerful tool. It allows you to see what pages your visitors are going to, how long they are on your website, and even the country they are coming from.
Security is a big deal these days, and cPanel will have you covered. You can easily password protect entire directories, you can deny IP ranges from coming to your site, and protect your site from hot linking. These features are very useful when you get people spamming your forum or your blog with pointless posts or comments.
One very useful feature that most web hosts have in their cPanel is software called Fantastico De Luxe. This will allow you to install a variety of website scripts in 3-4 clicks of your mouse. What would usually take a couple hours and a software engineering degree now takes 5 minutes of your time. You can typically install things like Forums, WordPress, Joomla, Mambo, CubeCart, and other image gallery scripts. The list varies from host to host as they usually add in their own content to try and be different. This sort of automatic install is what really sets cPanel apart from its competitors.
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