cPanel Web Hosting Control Panel
– is the most popular Linux Web Hosting panel available in the market. First of all, it has a very nice graphical interface which helps you to manage your Websites easily and quickly.
cPanel Web Hosting panel has a 3 tier structure that provides capabilities for administrators, resellers, and end-user website owners to control the various aspects of website and server administration through a standard web browser. cPanel being the web control panel tool for site owners and WHM (Web Host Manager) being the server administrative tool for hosting providers.
In addition to the GUI, cPanel also has command line and API based access that allows third party software vendors, web hosting organizations, and developers to automate standard system administration processes.
cPanel is designed to function either as a dedicated server or virtual private server. The latest cPanel version supports installation on CentOS, CloudLinux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The minimum system requirements for installing cPanel are as follows:
- Minimum of 1GB RAM
- 20 GB Harddisk
- Perl must be installed
The reason why they are so popular is that they have a well maintained Documentation and Knowledgebase for website owners and System Administrators. Furthermore, the cPanel forum is also very active and you can always rely on it to find solutions for various problems. The another positive thing about cPanel is their Technical Support Team. They are outstanding and are available 24/7 at your service.
Enkompass – is a version of cPanel for Microsoft Windows. However, by February 2014, Enkompass was declared End Of Life(EOL) with version 3 remaining available for download but without further development or support.
So, in conclusion, it is a very flexible, less complicated control panel which really suits your Web Hosting needs. cPanel has now released the version 58 with improved user experience and many new cool features. Please read more about it in the following post.
Being a System Admin, I will come up with more cPanel related posts including tips and other troubleshooting guides soon.