What is cPanel?

cPanel is a popular web-based control panel. It is provided by nearly all web hosting companies like Hostgator or InMotion Hosting. A cPanel is a full-featured website development tool that helps in your website’s management.

It is using a graphical user interface (GUI) and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. With the cPanel, you have complete control in managing your website without depending on fancy website developers.

With the cPanel, it allows the user to manage things like the file management, FTP, backups and email management. The email management allows the user to manage every possible mail-related tasks including spam filter and autoresponder email account forwarders and mailing lists.

There is also the domain and sub-domain control, error page management, password protection of web folders, MIME types, Apache handlers, CGI Scripts and statistical information. And users management, Cron Jobs, Chatroom management, Leech Protection, HotLink Protection, SSL Manager, Network Tools, and MySQL database administration.

With WordPress installed, a user can still us the cPanel to manage the features offered by their WordPress hosting plan. Some of these popular features are the ability to manage databases, domain names, mail 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.

WHM (WebHost Manager)

WebHost Manager is a web-based tool used by server administrators and resellers to manage hosting accounts on a web server.

As well as being accessible by the root administrator, WHM is also accessible to users with reseller privileges. Reseller users of cPanel have a smaller set of features than the root user, generally limited by the server administrator. To features which they determine will affect their customers’ accounts rather than the server as a whole.

From WHM, the server administrator can perform maintenance operations such as upgrade and recompile Apache & PHP, install Perl Modules, and upgrade RPMs installed on the system.

Wrapping Up

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