CPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server. The tools provided are designed to simplify running and controlling a website. It uses a tiered structure that allows different levels of access. Administrators and end users can control the different aspects of the server and the website directly through their browser.
With WordPress installed, a user can use cPanel to manage the features offered by their WordPress hosting plan. Some of these popular features are the ability to manage databases, domain names, email accounts, and back ups. Software like Cpanel makes it extremely easy for users to manage their hosting with little or no technical knowledge of web hosting on their own without breaking anything.
Great features of CPanel
Database Management – Managing the vital aspect of database creation and maintenance has also become very easy with cPanel. The very difficult tasks of database management that were once handled only by the highly trained database administrator can now be managed by anyone. The excellent graphical user interface makes it possible for everyone to easily understand all the steps that are required for database management.
Statistical Features – The CPanel’s statistical features are indispensable to any webmaster. These features, notably the AWStats, can quickly present various web and traffic related statistics. These statistics are so complete that a glance at them can reveal how your website is performing at any given date. The cPanel also reveals how much bandwidth has been used by your website, and how many web visitors visited your website from which countries, what time of the day the traffic was either high or low, and which web pages were visited often.
Compatibility with additional Add-Ons – Many other useful add-ons can be used through the cPanel, notably SMF, Drupal, phpBB, Joomla!, and many other powerful web applications to manage every aspect of website development and maintenance. cPanel also handles the upgrades to Apache, MySQL, PHP, Fantastico, and other web applications automatically. This keeps all the applications up-to-date and ready for immediate installation and usage as and when they are required.