For a newbie in web hosting section, one should be well acquainted with cPanel because it is the place from where you can control your website. Since its inception in 1996, it has become the industry standard for the web hosting segment. The graphical interface of the essential tools of the control panel will help you to operate the website smoothly.
From the cPanel, you can manage files, domain name, IP address, email address, databases, security system and many others. For a newbie, the basic knowledge of the cPanel is very necessary because, without it, you cannot add the email address or strengthen your security.
Softaculous Apps Installer:
If you are looking for the most important tool of the cPanel, then Softaculous Apps Installer is the answer. You can access numerous web apps and have the quick installation on the hosting package just a few clicks away. You can just install content management system (e.g WordPress) or eCommerce solutions (e.g PrestaShop).
This tool is available in Linux and some Cloud Hosting products. With the help of Manage Varnish, you can cache any page and utilize the information in future for faster service. It will fasten the service with little requirements of the server resource.
To create official email address of the website with the particular extension, the Email Accounts tool is all you need. With the help of this tool, you can create, manage and delete the new email address. You can also define the disc space of the email address from mailbox quota and even change the password directly from the tool.
For any beginner, Site Publisher is a blessing. You can build your website with its help without sound technical knowledge. There are inbuilt templates by which you can create the website in just a few clicks.
If your hosting package supports more than one domain, then you can utilize the tool. Addon domains will help you to add multiple domains under the main domain. You can manage several domains from a single cPanel.
Any site owner should be always curious about the performance of the website. AWStats will display the web analytic report of the associated sites. You can access the report in the form of table and graphs on the daily, weekly and monthly basis. You can also check whether the traffic is genuine or fake.
To secure your website you need to generate and manage SSL certificates. This SSL certificate stores your data in encrypted form and saves them from the hackers. Though the SSL certification was required for the websites which deal with sensitive data like credit card or bank details now Google Chrome warns the users while opening to a website without https.
Nowadays, web security has become vulnerable. And to protect your website you may need to block the IP address or the domain names of the hazardous website. For that reason, IP Blocker is an important tool of cPanel. If anyone wants to gain the access to your website, you can track down the IP address from AWStats and block it with the help of this tool.
If you want to backup your website (which is considered as a good net practice), you have to use this backup Wizard. It also helps you to retrieve any previous backup. This is an essential tool for the shifting from one hosting provider to another.
Hopefully, you have gained the basic knowledge regarding cPanel. Now start to build your own website. If you find the path to stiff for you to handle, let us know about your obstacles in the comment section below. We will definitely help you out.