cPanel Hosting Control Panel
cPanel is a hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.
It utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides capabilities for administrators, resellers, and end-user website owners to control the various aspects of website and server administration through a normal web browser.
To minimize setup time, The Hosting Control Panelincludes a "Getting Started Wizard" which will walk you through the initial configuration of your account. Step-by-step tutorials, on-screen documentation, and other useful information is available through the Wizard.
Creating E-mail Accounts
Clients can use The Hosting Control Panelto create email accounts, available through the standard protocols including POP, IMAP, and SMTP, all with or without SSL encryption. The Hosting Control Panelalso supports Push Email via IMAP IDLE, enabling fast incoming and outgoing mail delivery designed with mobile users in mind.
Access Email Online
The Hosting Control Panelprovides several web-based interfaces for checking email, including Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail. You have the ability to access your email from any web browser, as well as configure many account options including email forwarding and auto-responders.
cPanel users can set up email forwarding which allows account holders to have an address at one domain (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) and forward incoming messages to another (such as email@example.com).
To help curb spam, The Hosting Control Panelgives you the option of using powerful spam filters, SpamAssassin, and BoxTrapper. These powerful utilities analyze your incoming mail, looking at the source and content of the message, as well as comparing it against lists of known spammers. You can also setup spam filter rules which route messages to a spam folder, helping to keep your inbox uncluttered at all times.
Backing up data is simple with The Web Hosting cPanel?s ?Backup Wizard.? With a few clicks, The Hosting Control Panelwill make a full backup of your databases, email, and web sites, which you can download to your computer or send to another server over SCP or FTP.
The Hosting Control Panelmakes it easy to manage databases. All of your database tasks, ranging from creating databases to manually editing tables, can be done through cPanel. As a standard, cPanel supports MySQL databases, with the ability to add PostgreSQL as well.
Manage Domain Names
While most Clients manage only one domain for their Webhosting account, there are many others who use a combination of domains. Through cPanel, you have the ability to manage:
- Subdomains are your domain (example.com), with a prefix (sub.example.com).
- Parked Domains are additional addresses that point to the website.
- Add-on domains are addresses that can point to a specific section of your hosting, allowing you to run several Web sites from your account.
With The Web Hosting cPanel, you have several options for managing your website content.
- Easily upload and manage web pages in cPanel?s File Manager
- Drag and drop files into your account using cPanel?s Web Disk feature
- Utilize traditional file transfer methods (including FTP, SFTP, and FTPS).
- In addition to offering various file management tools, cPanel & WHM? software makes it easy to manage FTP accounts for employees or colleagues, enabling other users to upload files with optional security restrictions.
With a few clicks, you can install commonly used web-based applications, such as WordPress blogs, simply by answering a few quick questions through your cPanel interface. cPanel?s intuitive and highly customizable interface will provide you with an environment that will grow and evolve as your needs change.
Hosting Account Statistics
The Hosting Control Paneloffers a range of built-in log file statistics. Through log processing programs such as Webalizer, Analog Stats, and AWStats, you can see how many times your websites have been visited and how much email you?ve been sending.