So you are searching for web hosting and have seen the term cPanel. What is it and what does it do? Simply put, cPanel is a graphical user interface for use on Unix/Linux Servers to control web sites. The development company of cPanel, cPanel Inc., also claims to be working on a version for Windows-based servers.
Short for control panel and designed for the end-user, cPanel is a web-based graphical management tool used to make administration of web sites as easy as possible. Insulating the end-user from a Unix command line, the typical website owner controls aspects of their web site management from within this simple and easy to use graphical interface.
The end-user interacts with cPanel to control such things as web-based email, email account setup, mailing lists, FTP accounts and Cron Jobs. The graphical user interface also makes the task of site management easier by providing quick access to sub-domains, Web site stats, CGI scripts, custom error pages and redirects.
To make things even easier for newcomers to cPanel, YouTube is full of how-to guides for just about everything!. These tutorials demonstrate user interaction with the various management functions of cPanel.
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