Control Panel for Linux Servers – cPanel / WHM
Last Updated on November 25, 2014 by Ruchir Shastri
Control Panel is one of the various important aspect that need strict attention when choosing your web hosting. Control Panel is a wonderful tool to manage both your website and virtual environment. There are wide range of control panels available in web hosting market that can somehow complicate your choice. Website owners considers cPanel control panel for effective and convenient management of VPS Server.
What is cPanel Control Panel?
As per the Wikipedia.org, the definition of cPanel is:
“cPanel is a Linux based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.”
cPanel is a simple web-based control panel to manage and access Linux Servers. It comes with useful graphical interface and automated tools to make operation of your hosting account easy and simple. It is available everywhere at very cheap rates. Moreover, cPanel gives web hosting user’s access to their website accounts. Since 1990, cPanel is a basic standard to manage any Linux based shared hosting or cloud server or VPS or Dedicated server.
cPanel is the industry standard allowing to access any necessary features fast and with ease. cPanel helps fast installation of any software / application or any kind of custom databases handling. cPanel’s intuitive, user-friendly interface can manage your virtual server with utmost ease. Website owners allow to handle any server related tasks with root level access and advanced control options. You will find a complete new level of web hosting experience with Linux VPS plus cPanel hosting.
What is cPanel / WHM?
cPanel / WHM, a unique combination of cPanel and WebHost Manager (WHM) is a full featured web hosting control panel system. Both customer and web hosting company can manage any domains and server related needs.
Why cPanel is preferable control panels for Linux Servers?
cPanel is a full featured web hosting control panel system. Speed, security, agility, flexibility, ease-of-use, support etc. are few among them.
Operating System Choices
· CentOS 5/6, Debian 6/7, Ubuntu 11
· Fedora 15.x, OpenSuse 12.x, ClearOS 5.x
Is cPanel License worth buying?
cPanel license is optional with VPS hosting accounts and it is available as an addon to host unlimited domains. If you are moving hosts, this should again make things more easy as it has account to account migration feature available which will migrate all of your web files / databases / etc from existing account to new one without manual intervention.
Working with Linux Servers needs some expertise of Linux Commands. cPanel makes your life easy and standardised if you are not familiar with such technical terms. There are many tutorials blog and videos available to teach you how to operate cPanel. Once you are comfortable with cPanel, you can easily work with any administrating task of Linux server.
Website Owners uses cPanel for the following tasks:
• Management of Webpages and backups
• Creating and managing email accounts, Auto-Responders.
• Installation of various web-based applications and Add-ons.
• Handling multiple websites, domains (also sub-domains, parked domains and add-on domains), Redirects
• Protecting of Website Content and bandwidth due to abuse
• View Visitors Statistics
• Error Logs for any issues in website
Server administrators performs following tasks through WebHost Manager (WHM):
• Create and managing customer accounts
• Alerts Management for Server down
• Installation of various applications and scripting modules
• Setup new web hosting plans
• Spam Blockage
• Staying updated with latest technologies
We offer a few cPanel-ready VPS server plans coming with all essential resources. You can also choose from unmanaged Linux VPS solutions with the optional cPanel / WHM control panels. Whatever package you select, rest assured to get first-class quality services that will not cost you a fortune at the same time.