Ever wondered how to organize all your files on your Web Hosting Service? Well, truth be told, neither did I before having to learn as I went on my first website.
cPanel is, it has to said, one of the easiest user-interface sites that let you control your files. It was easy enough that even me as a host virgin couldn’t screw it up – well not too much anyhow!
The main features are listed below:
These are pretty much ‘what you see is what you get” tools which are available for your use. These are; Web Protect (.htaccess editor), Custom error pages, Redirects, Ability to edit MIME types, Ability to edit Apache handlers, Install/Uninstall FrontPage Extensions, Search engine tool submitting and File Manager.
The email program allows you to add, remove, and change passwords while managing email accounts. CPanel is also provided by Webmail for the accounts, Auto responders, Forwarders, Mailing Lists, Spam filtering and then some.
Backup allows you to create copies of account files and databases. The backup menu also allows you to download any automatic backups that were downloaded by your CPanel administrator. This is something you will hopefully learn to use on a regular basis as it is good site maintenance policy to backup weekly at least.
Statistics – stats
Here are some useful tools to evaluate your sites popularity and efficiency. These are Webalizer web stats, Webalizer FTP stats, Analog stats, AWStats, View latest visitors, View bandwidth usage and View error log modules.
There is a module that controls FTP accounts (add, remove, change password for its access), Anonymous FTP controls; Ability to change FTP login message and Ability to kill FTP sessions.
You have an ability to add or remove subdomains, Subdomain Redirects and their Statistics.
You are provided with tools such as SSH access tools, Manage GPG keys and Cron jobs.
There are also Pre-Installed CGI Scripts. These are Interchange Cart, Agora Cart, Bulletin Board, Java Chat, HTML Chat, phpMyChat, CGI Wrapper (for non-suexec installs), Random HTML generator, Advanced Guestbook, Counter Generator, Java Clock Generator, Java Countdown Generator, Secure FormMail clone, CGIEmail, Entropy Search, Entropy Banner. Network Tools are DNS Lookup and Traceroute. Database Management tools includes Managing MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin access.
When you are starting out, CPanel has a lot of options that are easy to use. CPanel works with most browsers, such as IE, Opera, Firefox and others.
We hope this has been useful to you and we would love to hear your experiences with cPanel. Was it as easy for you or did you have a nightmare? Let us know below in the comment section.