With the presence of hundreds of web hosting providers with different features, it is not easy to choose the hosting company to host your website with. One of the most important features to pay attention to is the kind of the control panel provided in the web-hosting plan. The most popular management solutions on Linux Hosting are cPanel, Parallels Plesk and DirectAdmin control panels in addition to various custom programmed control panels that some of the web hosting companies use.
cPanel remains the most popular control panel because of its ease of use with its intuitive user interface and its unbeatable features. With cPanel you can easily manage your web files with an advanced file manager through which you can create, upload, download, rename, delete, compress and extract your files and folders.
Moreover, you can easily manage all the email accounts, set the email account limit for each account, and set it up to work with Horde, Squirrel Mail and Roundcube. Other Mail features include setting a default address, email forwarders, auto respondents and mailing lists. You can also change the MX records so you can host your email on different email hosting services such as Google Apps and Windows Live.
Furthermore, you can create and manage your databases, users and set the privileges of each user on each database. The Remote MySQL utility gives the user ability to allow external access of specific hosts to the database. This is extremely useful if you are connecting your MySQL database to Microsoft Access for example.
Additionally, you will find a number of tools to view detailed statistics about your website visitors including the origin of your visitors, the percentage of direct and the average time each user spent on your website. cPanel also provides an error log to help you know about any server errors.
Other features include the management of your DNS records, Password Protection for your directories and click-one install for your CMS and scripts such WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
You can find a number of reliable web hosts that provide cPanel Hosting for an affordable price. The most popular of which are:
- inMotion Hosting
Author Bio:- Khaled Shihabi is a web developer and website administrator at Linux Hosting, a website which provides web hosting reviews for the Linux Hosting providers of which HostGator remains his favorite.