What is Cpanel?

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Reference Site: [1] InMotionHoting.com   [2] Hostgator.com

cPanel is your website’s control panel and allows you to do tasks such as edit files, create email addresses, and set up databases.[1] The cPanel accounts themselves are managed by Web Host Manager, commonly referred to as WHM.[1].  cPanel is a web hosting account management tool available on all HostGator Linux hosting plans, including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS and Linux Dedicated Servers.[2] cPanel is a Linux based server management tool that uses a graphical user interface to make hosting easy for people of all skill levels.

It has the tools for easy site automation with CRON, allows users to check resource usage, set up domains, and all the other things needed for server management. [1]

There are many features that cPanel provides.

 These work great with our hosting plans as InMotion Hosting uses fully open sourced operating systems. Here are just some of the great features that cPanel has:[1]

  • Easy database setup and management
  • Domain management:
    • Subdomains
    • Addon domains
    • Parked domains
    • Redirect management
  • Email management:
    • Add email accounts
    • Spam filtering
    • Forwarder setup
    • Webmail access
  • File manager and FTP account setup
  • Run backups of the entire site
  • CRON job setup
  • Password protect directories
  • Check server usage stats