What is cPanel and for what is used for?

cPanel is a Webhosting control board system that is set up on a dedicated server The control panel system is available in 2 parts: Web Host Manager (WHM) for the webhosting, and cPanel for the end-user.

cPanel is developed for the end-users (hosting consumers) and allows them to control everything in their accounts, consisting of including/ eliminating e-mail accounts, administering MySQL databases, producing redirects, creating FTP accounts and a lot more.

Getting a cPanel server.

Not all dedicated servers purchased/leased from server suppliers feature cPanel. There countless other types of automated control panels available, so picking a server that features cPanel is necessary. cPanel has partnerships with leading datacenters and provide an affordable rate on cPanel license when purchased together with the server. Examples of cPanel partner NOCs (Network Operating Centers) are BurstNet and LiquidWeb. These NOCs might offer a server with no control board, or consist of a cPanel license at a norminal charge of $19.95. Nevertheless, currently, cPanel can only be installed on a linux based dedicated server or virtual private server.

Webhosting Manager (WHM), which permits the webhost to quickly administer specific hosting accounts, reseller accounts and carry out fundamental system and control board maintenance through a safe interface. A web host does not need to know the best ways to manually set up user accounts, passwords, ftp accounts or mail accounts through the command line as is common of all dedicated servers. The user interface makes creating an account a breeze with one-click creation of accounts.

What’s the step next after getting a cPanel server?

Before running out to advertise and to obtain clients for your brand-new hosting business, you need to remember to run some initializations on your cPanel server if your datacenter did not already do it for you. Listed in order are the steps required on a brand-new server:

1. Set up nameservers – NS
2. Protect the server by tweaking security settings
3. Check that server services are running
4. Set up add-on scripts that you wish to provide your clients
5. Install security scripts if you wish to increase server security

Other things you must know

Despite all its functions, cPanel does not consist of any customer billing feature for webhosting to manage client accounts and payments. As such, you would still have to manually register brand-new clients and costs existing customers through some type of online kind or email. This usually consists of registering for a Paypal or merchant account in order to receive payments. An advanced payment option such as Modernbill would handle cPanel by developing accounts and also expense your customers at the required times.


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