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June 27, 2011

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February 9, 2011

Using WHM and GreenGeeks Hosting

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Cpanel, a popular and commonly used control panel for web hosting is home to WHM, which stands for web host manager. A web host manager is considered the center for control in cPanel. For web hosting clients, using cPanel and WHM are an important and necessary part of web hosting.

A web host manager is the glue that holds cPanel together. It can be used for many things such as monitoring bandwidth and service to see how much is being used on a month to month basis, managing different types of accounts such as e-mail and FTP, monitoring disk space usage and much more.

There are many functions that go into creating a website and hosting it. By using cPanel and WHM, clients can easily manage their websites. Cpanel and WHM can be used by those new to the hosting world and by professionals. It is easy to use WHM because the client basically clicks a few buttons and WHM does the work for them.

A list of the functions that WHM handles includes creating a new account, listing accounts, terminating an account, creating a skeleton directory, making changes to an account, downgrading or upgrading an account, limiting the amount of bandwidth that can be used, viewing the amount of bandwidth being used, suspending or un-suspending an account, creating a list of suspended accounts, modifying a suspended account page, changing an account’s password, quota modification, listing domains and enabling or disabling sub domains.

Each client that uses cPanel and WHM can change its theme. Themes are a part of every cPanel control panel and change the way the control panel looks and feels to the client. The theme of a web host manager is called a GUI or graphical user interface. Cpanel and WHM can have different themes. Parts of a theme include the background color of the control panel, logo and changing how cPanel and WHM looks and is used. There are many established cPanel and WHM themes to choose from.

A web host manager is considered to be a web application that has many features and can perform a wide variety of functions. Generally, a hosting client will use WHM for server setup to manage accounts, server status used to display the status of the server and other information, account functions used to create and manage web hosting accounts including editing them, themes as described above, packages used to create individual web hosting packages, DNS functions for managing DNS, FrontPage including installing and uninstalling extensions, cPanel4 used to manage cPanel accounts, and SSL/TLS used to manage SSL certificates.

For clients, using cPanel and WHM come at no cost to them. Typically, the web hosting company purchases cPanel and WHM and allows their clients to use the control panel and web host manager for free as part of their web hosting plan. Thanks to cPanel and WHM, web hosting clients can make changes to their webpages or create entirely new ones using tools that are easy to use and trusted. Since many web hosting companies go with cPanel and WHM, clients that switch web hosting companies do not need to become familiar with a new control panel.

December 20, 2010

An Overview of cPanel on GreenGeeks Hosting

Category: GreenGeeks – admin 12:25 am

There are many features and terms used when it comes to web hosting. For a beginner or first time web hosting client, the many features and terms can be a bit overwhelming. It can also take some time to be able to identify different features and have an understanding of what certain terms mean. cPanel is a common feature in web hosting plans, with major hosts like Hostgator making it the standard (if you are thinking about choosing Hostgator, make sure to visit http://www.hostgatorcouponcode.com before you purchase a plan).

cPanel is a type of control panel. Having access to and being able to understand and use cPanel makes hosting a website easier and more efficient. cPanel is one of the most widely used and popular control panels when it comes to web hosting because it is easy to learn about and use, even for beginners.

cPanel uses what is called a graphical interface. The graphical interface contains many automation tools. An interface allows hosting clients to use and interact with cPanel.  Automation tools are used to perform functions automatically. Automation tools save the user lots of time because instead of performing a function manually and step by step, the user can simply click a few buttons on the cPanel and the work is performed for them.

cPanel is also popular because it can detect when a function or service has failed on its own. It can even attempt to restart a failed service without the client having to instruct cPanel to do so. This feature cuts down on the number of man hours it takes to manually monitor services and make sure they are functioning the right way.

A web hosting client using cPanel can customize cPanel to a certain extent to fulfill their individual wants and needs. This means the client can tell cPanel which functions and services to perform and when.

cPanel is used to manage a number of different parts of hosting a website. cPanel can be used for e-mail support, FTP accounts, security, domains and backup. cPanel can also be used to support a number of other tools including SSH, phpMyAdmin access, Apache Handlers, network tools, Cron Jobs, custom error pages, MIME types and branding.

cPanel comes as the standard control panel for many web hosting companies such as GreenGeeks hosting. The cPanel is used by both beginners and experts to save time and perform basic functions on its own. Everyday functions performed with cPanel include monitoring how much bandwidth a website is using, checking for site statistics, creating sub domains and managing files.

cPanel gives its users many advantages including creating and managing databases which can sometimes be difficult and time consuming to do without cPanel, especially for beginners. For example, creating a database without using cPanel would mean the client would have to connect the database to the domain name, install the application to be used manually, change the application file to match the domain, and scrutinize everything to make sure the application was installed without any errors.

This takes a lot of time, and for someone that does not know what they are doing, can be near impossible. A client that uses cPanel to create a database can skip the above steps because cPanel does everything automatically.