What Exactly Is cPanel and How Can It Help You?

When you’re trying to run a site from the ground up for the first time there are a lot of really different things that you need to consider. First of all, there’s always the chance that you’re going to be running into something that you don’t know how to handle. You need to be cautious what you use. Fortunately, there’s a very simple dashboard that can help you customize your site to get the most out of it: cPanel.

cPanel Is Your Website Dashboard

"You can control everything with cPanel"

“You can control everything with cPanel”

When you look at cPanel you see a directory for everything that you can do with your site. It will show you how to upload images and build web pages right there in the program. You can also upload themes for it to use so that you don’t even have to that. You can control everything here, from passwords to images to the plugins and programs that your site using to function, like an online shopping cart program or WordPress. Whatever you want, you can find it here.

Allows You to Work with Code Without Knowing It

"It can upload files with one click"

“It can upload files with one click”

Basically, cPanel means that you don’t have to learn how to code to be able to code. cPanel knows the HTML that will allow you to upload an image file, for example. When you use cPanel you don’t have to know the code yourself. You can go to the right page, click the button, choose the file you want to upload, and the program does the rest. This makes it perfect for people who know exactly how they want their site to look but they don’t have the technical skills to code it themselves. Now you can have the perfect site will far less work.

Allows You to View Your Site’s Stats at a Glance

"It provides the complete analytics of the site"

“It provides the complete analytics of the site”

If you want to know how much space your site is taking up and how quickly it’s running, all you have to do is look at your site’s stats. cPanel displays these for you on the main menu so that you’re not always guessing how many people are finding your site loading quickly or slowly. This lets you use decide which programs to install because you can see the effects that they have on your site in real time. There’s nothing better than being able to judge how much of a drag you’re putting on your site by not updating your shopping cart, for example.

Works with Free Software Well

One of the biggest perks here is that you don’t have to pay nearly as many licensing fees. A Windows based operating system for your site means that you’re going to have to buy copies of expensive programs to get your site to run the way that you think it should. When you use cPanel, you can find open source programs (that often have very similar features to the expensive, Windows-only versions) that you can use for free or for a very minor fee. This can add up to be huge savings down the road.


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