When browsing through hosting packages, you’ll often come across the word cPanel.
But what exactly does this word mean and what are the benefits of buying a hosting package with cPanel included?
We answer all these questions and more in this blog…
What is cPanel?
cPanel is a type of control panel – or, in other words, a web-based interface that allows you to manage your web hosting services.
First released in 1991, cPanel’s USP is that it’s filled with icons and graphics that help you navigate around the control panel and carry out a wide range of admin tasks, from publishing websites and managing domains to setting up email accounts.
What are the benefits of cPanel?
- It’s easy to use
As mentioned above, the USP of cPanel is that it’s filled with icons and graphics that help you navigate your way around the interface.
Find the icon that features the letters DNS and an illustration of a little pencil, and you’ll know where to click to edit your DNS records. Look for the graphic of a filing cabinet and you’ll discover where to click to manage your files.
There’s plenty of white space in the interface, too, making it even easier to intuitively find your way around.
2. It’s tried and tested
Statistics suggest that hundreds of thousands of people rely on cPanel to manage their hosting accounts around the world.
It’s no wonder. The control panel has a great track record. Established In 1991, it has shown itself to be dependable and it shows no sign of going anywhere anytime soon.
3. There’s a wealth of support available
If you ever have any queries about how to use cPanel, it’s easy to find help and advice.
The cPanel website itself is filled with technical manuals, guides and blog articles. Plus, there are forums you can access to ask more skilled cPanel users for advice.
4. It’s affordable
Web hosting packages based on cPanel won’t break the bank. Monthly prices for web hosting plans that feature cPanel can start at less than it’ll cost you to buy a meal deal at lunchtime.
5. It’s secure
Over the years cPanel has developed a reputation for being secure.
What’s more, regular updates are available that maintain the security of the platform.
Where to buy cPanel hosting packages
At Heart Internet, we offer four tiers of cPanel-based Web Hosting plans.
They’re affordable and they come with all sorts of inclusions and even a few freebies.
Featuring enough resources to run a single website, the Economy plan is ideal for start-ups and small businesses and bloggers.
The next plan up – Deluxe – gives you the resources to run five websites, making it a good pick for medium businesses and anyone who needs to run multiple sites.
The Ultimate package lets you run 10 sites and the Maximum plan gives you the power to run 200 sites, making it an ideal choice for web pros like designers and developers.
No matter which plan you go for, you’ll benefit from unlimited bandwidth and a free domain name for the first year of your plan.
The Ultimate package also comes with a free SSL certificate for the first year and the Maximum option comes with a free unlimited SSL for all your domains.
Prices for the plans begin at just £4.99 a month and, as with many of our products, you can save money on all plans by choosing an annual package.
To find out more about the inclusions and more detailed tech specs, visit our cPanel based Web Hosting pages.