There are many different tools and resources that are available online, to start your own website is no longer a complex task that only professionals can do. However, if you want to start a big website for a serious business, then we suggest that you get some professional help that will provide you with better quality. To make a high-quality product, professionals use high-quality tools such as the cPanel which is the most popular control panel for developing.
Linux – cPanel
cPanel is essentially a control panel for web hosting that is based on Linux. It will provide a graphic interface and automated tools that are specially designed to make the process of hosting a website easier. cPanel gives the user the ability to control different aspects of the actual website through a regular web browser. It can have two functions, either to work as a virtual private server or as a dedicated one. Once you install a cPanel onto your server it can be very hard to remove it if you want to. Sometimes to remove it completely the server administrators must reformate the whole server.
History of cPanel
This tool was first used as a control panel by a company called Speed Hosting, later on, merged with a new company called Web King. Their server was located in Virtual Development Inc. or VDI. The creator of cPanel was John Nick Koston, he only allowed the customers at VDI to use the cPanel. As time went on a new version of cPanel arrived. It was called the cPanel 3 and it was a much better version compared to the previous one. Unfortunately, later on, the cPanel was divided into 2 separate pieces of software, one remained cPanel and the other was called Web Panel.
How it Works
This web hosting control panel that is Linux based provides the user with lots of automation tools that are making the hosting very simple. It has an API based access that allows some third-party software vendors. You can access the cPanel by the 2083 port and you can use it for either a virtual private server or dedicated server. The newest version of the cPanel allows the installation on CentOS, Cloud Linux and also on Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL.
The application based version have included services such as PHP, PostgreSQL, Apache, Perl, MySQL and BIND. The email-based version includes the following services POP3, SMTP and the IMAP. As mentioned before it is quite a job to remove it without reformatting the server. However, some experts who don’t want to reformat their server, there are some helpful uninstall guides.
Having a cPanel allows the user to easily monitor and manage all the crucial parts of the web hosting. It also helps the user to easily make improvements to the website that will make it more stable and secured. No matter how big of a database you have or how much do you produce, the cPanel will keep track of everything.