As well as delivering a solid hosting framework for your website, cPanel is feature-rich and can actually make managing your website so much easier on a day-to-day basis.
As a web-based tool, cPanel offers you the opportunity to manage your website faster and more efficiently than using the traditional console.
Let’s take a look at the essential features you can take advantage of when you use cPanel.
Back Up Restore
Music to the ears of the small business owner or CTO, back ups can be created from the familiarity of your cPanel. You can either create a large back up of all your cPanel information or segment it into smaller batches (databases, home directory, email filters configuration).
You can save your back ups in a remote FTP server or on your server’s home directory. cPanel’s Backup Wizard enables you to back up and restore important data in a few simple and intuitive clicks.
File Manager makes it easy to manage your website using HTTP instead of third party FTP tools. Using File Manager you can delete, upload and create files, arrange them in folders, modify your permissions and manage archives.
Domain Management Capability
cPanel gives you full control of subdomains, add on domains and parked domains, as well as redirection of your URL.
You can add to your website portfolio by registering new domains, transferring domains and protecting your WHOIS information through Domain ID Protect. This is especially useful if you’re embarking on a SEO strategy for your site and need to register keyword-based domains for your brand.
Manage Your Databases
cPanel’s database module enables you to create PostgreSQL and MySQL databases and manage them in no time at all. When managing your website you’ll need to know how to create a MySQL user and database, how to remove them, and how to connect MySQL data with PHP scripts. cPanel documentation makes this accessible and efficient.
Trouble-Shoot With Error Logs
Access to your server logs is available 24/7 through the cPanel interface, which is especially convenient if you have a problem with your site and need to diagnose its origin. It’s a known fact that it can be difficult to access server logs in shared environments, and cPanel’s Error Log access makes trouble shooting so much quicker for developers and website owners.
Secure Your Site With SSL
As the number of websites online increases, so too does the potential for cyber vulnerability. cPanel allows the website owner to auto-install an SSL certificate in a few minutes. If you are running a CMS (Content management system) such as WordPress, it’s highly recommended that you secure your website with a security certificate.
HTTPS security shows visitors to your website that security is a priority to you and provides that element of trust and credibility. It also means you’ll be on the right side of Google, who is pushing all sites to serve over HTTPS.
Are you ready for seamless website management and hosting? Contact us and start using cPanel today.