cPanel's simple design and tremendous power give the
inexperienced user the ability to perform the naturally
complicated tasks of server administration with relative ease.
Tedious tasks are replaced by web interfaces and API-based
calls. cPanel is designed with multiple levels of administration
including admin, reseller, end user, and email-based interfaces.
These multiple levels provide security, ease of use, and
flexibility for everyone from the server administrator to the
email account user.
A cPanel hosting solutions provide everything you need to
control all the aspects of website management, ranging from
setting up email accounts and databases to managing files and
installing software applications on the server. It is attributes
such as these that have made cPanel the number one control panel
software on the market.
cPanel Hosting Features
cPanel hosting thrives from a dynamic control panel that offers
extensive capabilities to administrators on the server end, as
well as customers on the client side of the spectrum. Some of
the great features you enjoy on the front-end include the
ability to see your website statistics, manage GnuPG encryption
keys, Add and manage Secure Server Layer SSL, activate FrontPage
extensions and set up custom cron jobs to run at intervals of
Another advantage is that it support a wide variety of
third-party applications and plug-ins. The most notable of these
add-ons is a Fantastico de lux, a utility that offers a wealth
of software programs in the form of scripts that are ready to be
installed. Installing new software on a server can be a complex
and time consuming process, but Fantastico dramatically
simplifies all these tasks by enabling you to automatically
install applications in a matter of minutes and with a few easy
Some of the scripts cPanel hosting offers include popular web
applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mambo, Cube
Cart, phpBB forum and several others. Fantastico packs more than
150 additional programs, and each one comes included free with
your hosting account.
The power cPanel lends enables the web hosting and dedicated
server firms to automate a large number of their day to day
server administration tasks. Unlike most other control panels,
this particular program is capable of managing a wide range of
software packages independently of the underlying operating
system. This essentially means that an administrator can use it
to automatically apply upgrades to vital elements, such as PHP
programming, the MySQL database system, the Apache web server,
JAVA JSP Server and several relative software components.
With this ability, providers can make sure that these packages
are always kept up to date and remain compatible with the
control panel. It also ensures that customers receive the most
functional and secure well optimized web applications with their
cPanel hosting solution.
WHM (Web Host Manager)
Web host manager as root
WebHost Manager (WHM) is a web-based server control software used by server
administrators and resellers to manage hosting accounts on a web
server. WHM runs on ports 2086 and 2087 by default.
Aside from being accessible to the administrator at the root
level, it 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 compile
Apache and upgrade PHP installed on the system.
From the reseller's perspective, the beauty of WHM is that is
allows them to effectively manage their clients and lets the end
customer to maintain their own sites with the condensed, but
still powerful, user-friendly version of cPanel.