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What is the advantages and disadvantages of cPanel hosting ?

What is the advantages and distange of cPanel hosting

cPanel is a widely-used web hosting control panel. It was first released in 1996. For nearly two decades now, cPanel has gained immense popularity as a trustworthy and reliable web hosting control panel. cPanel runs on the Linux operating system here in PowerHoster.

cPanel is considered very useful in its extremely user-friendly, responsive and well-structured interface. We mange Linux operating system by command line and GUI when we host the domain in our Linux operation system.  But cPanel/WHM  has many features that make it a promising web hosting for all professional IT experts as well as the amateur users.

What is the Advantages of cPanel hosting ?

1.It is very easy to install.

The first benefit associated with cPanel is the fact that it is very easy to install. It only needs the Linux system requirement of a minimum of 20 GB available disk space, and at least 512 MB of RAM. The installation process is very simple and is laid out in a few simple steps that the user can easily follow.

2. It has very user-friendly interface. Easy to navigate,  colorful,  and vibrant.

cPanel offers a beautiful client-side interface.  It is extremely easy to navigate,  with an icon-based menu on the main page,  linking the user to the important features which the control panel offers.The user interface of the control panel is very simple and easy.  The graphic interface has been designed to be user-friendly and highly responsive. Hence, the users find no problem whatsoever in handling the control panel on their system.

cPanel has easily skinnable,  many skins available:    cPanel is an extremely easy control panel to skin,  and many design and skinning companies have taken advantage of this.  Skins such as iCandy and cPanel XP 2004 provide an amazing interface design,  which can set your company apart from the competition.

3. It supports easy commands for complex functions.

The users will be able to perform all basic as well as complex tasks such as evaluation of available disk space. System maintenance and system backups in a few simple clicks only.

cPanel Hosting
cPanel Hosting

4.cPanel can run in  Wide array of supported operating systems

including Redhat,  Free BSD,  CentOS,  Fedora,  Debian,  and Trustix:    cPanel has been developed to offer support for many of the most popular operating systems for web servers.

5. Compatibility.

cPanel  is compatible with different browsers.  from Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari,  Internet Explorer, users will be able to run cPanel without any problem.
Moreover, cPanel can support third party software add-ons that can help users in building dynamic and robust websites.

6.  Various addons to the control panel,  such as cPanel PRO and Fantastico available

cPanel has made it easy to incorporate third-party applications into their control panel software.  The most popular cPanel addon is,  without a doubt Fantastico,  developed by Netenberg.  Fantastico is an auto installer program,  which allows the hosting client to set-up scripts from a library of over 50 within seconds. can range from blogs, bulletin boards, and guest books.The use of these apps will benefit website owners and firms as they can improve the functionalities of their respective sites.

cPanel Fantastic
cPanel Fantastic


7. Popularity.

cPanel is widely accepted by potential web hosting clients and it is the biggest name in the web hosting control panel industry,  and is recognized by almost all potential web hosting clients.  This gives the client a sense of familiarity,  and also gives the client piece of mind,  as they know that they are getting a stable control panel system.

8.  Portability

cPanel is very portable with a straightforward move-ability feature. This means that the user will be able to transfer website from a hosting company to another without encountering any technical problem. It works like the flow of water – so smooth and does not bring up any technical glitches.

9. Upgrading a website is easier

When a website becomes bigger not just in the products or services it offers, but also in the number of hits that it has been getting. Webmaster has no choice but to upgrade his site, meaning increasing its bandwidth and web space so that it won’t go through unnecessary downtime. Managing an account’s resources would enable the website to load faster and more resilient during traffic spikes. And this can be accomplished with a few clicks of a button using cPanel.

Moreover, there are lots of apps that cPanel offer to its users. These apps range from blogs guest books, bulletin boards, and e-Commerce. These add-ons can all help build a more robust and dynamic website; one that can have a steady stream of visitors.

10. Frequent software updates

cPanel releases updates to their software quite often.  Many times,  upgrades are available daily,  or on an every other day basis.  This proves cPanel,  Inc’s dedication to providing a quality control panel product.

11. Reliability and Support

cPanel rarely asks for your support and instead is always there as a reliable support for you to rely on. cPanel has the ability to automatically detect errors and restart the system on its own for refreshed service.

12. Saves money

cPanel has also enabled millions of its users to save money through the years. Because cPanel is relatively easy to use, someone with basic computer skills can take on the role of the website administrator. In fact, website owners themselves can do it. Or maybe their spouse or business partner. They no longer have to hire a professional to manage their sites.

Because cPanel is very easy to use, hosting providers, small and medium firms will be able to save on labor expenses as they don’t need to hire expert system administrators. They can also minimize system administrator workload.

What is the distanges of cPanel hosting ?

  • cPanel is really designed for websites of small and medium firms. The cost of license can also be a problem for smaller businesses, as it may be a bit expensive for them as well as start-up firms.
  • Easy Target – It is extremely sad that such a proficient and powerful control panel would lack some basic security but it does. cPanel relies on the server of the software that it is managing. This always puts it at risk of becoming a soft target for the hackers as they can make their way in through a third-party source. Hence, encryption is a big problem with cPanel.
  • Different layout for WHM and cPanel   the reseller control panel,  which can make usage difficult for the user:    Web Host Manager,  cPanel’s reseller control panel,  uses a different layout than that of the cPanel interface.  The WHM offers a framed layout,  with an elongated navigation on the left,  and an icon-based menu in the right window.  Although navigation in the Web Host Manager interface is incredibly easy,  it can prove to be confusing for some resellers.  Many other control panel software use the same base layout/design for both the reseller control panel and the end-user panel.

cPanel is an extremely powerful control panel.  It’s advantages far outweigh it’s disadvantages,  as you can deduce from the above.  As we know,  a company’s control panel choice is based solely upon an opinion.  cPanel can not be considered the best because it is the most widely used – there are many comparable control panels available on the market,  and the term ‘best’ is simply a matter of opinion.  Regardless,  cPanel is an excellent piece of web hosting software,  and it would most certainly be an excellent choice.


Cpanel hosting linux
Cpanel hosting linux

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