We all know how powerful Linux is.
It has been more than 22 years since its release in 1996, cPanel remains the most popular web host control panel. A lot of control panels were rolled out for just Linux in last 2 decades, but cPanel outshone them all. In this article, we will discuss some attributes make cPanel so irresistible for admins to not use.
Ease of use and system requirements
CPanel is very easy to install and use. It boasts of a Graphical User Interface that has made its functions intuitive, requiring no special skill-set to learn CPanel. Any amateur computer user is proficient enough to make out the underlying operations that cPanel’s utilities perform.
The required hardware specifications are also very grounded. In fact, cPanel runs compatibly on computers with at least 20 GB free disk space and 512 MB of RAM. Most modern machines have this much hardware capabilities and are able to smoothly drive cPanel’s operations. Any cheap cPanel VPS hosting will provide you with an adequate amount of RAID configuration to seamlessly run all your tasks.
Choose between the interfaces you prefer
CPanel doesn’t disappoint the more advanced users found on dedicated servers and VPS. One can always choose between a more basic and perceivable Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a more advanced Command Line Interface (CLI) meant for proficient admins.
Linux users have almost always adhered to it because of the freedom it offers when it comes to customization. The liberty in Linux – to do what pleases the admin – is the most worshipped aspect ever in an OS. CPanel does not do too badly either. The home screen in cPanel is considered to be a bit cluttered, but, however, with an option to rearrange buttons the way a user wants, it becomes easy to place more- frequently used utilities right in front of the eye, and mask the less or barely used ones.
Different users have different tastes. Some work on chrome, while some on safari, and some on internet explorer. A versatile tool is one that works on most platforms and works equally well on all. The performance should not vary across platforms and the user experience needs to be equally serene on all. The Linux based web host control panel (cPanel) works exceptionally on all platforms and allows for third-party software add-ons that help in building sophisticated websites.
How basic a tool cPanel is can be judged from the fact that it has minimal system requirements amongst all the other web host control panels. The performance was a key parameter in the developers’ minds while writing cPanel. In the process of development, cPanel’s code was so written that it works seamlessly, consuming little computing resources.
Easy on your wallet
While cPanel in itself is not a cheap tool, but not too expensive either, the very fact that it works on free-to-license Linux makes it a more economical choice over windows based control panels and doesn’t leave any noticeable void in your bank’s vault. Businesses that are constrained with funds and cannot afford hefty investments look for cheap dedicated servers, or a VPS or lower. For such companies, cPanel comes as Hobson’s choice. The well-to-do businesses, that can afford huge IT spendings, also stick to cPanel’s robustness.
There isn’t a tool in the market at present that encourages server change as firmly as cPanel does. Moving your web host to a new server is so easy, and is accompanied with no technical glitch at all. Its flexibility proves a great help for web admins upgrading to a more advanced server.
Failure detection & Reliability
Failed services are automatically detected, logged out, and almost immediately restarted by cPanel. The more recent release also includes DNS clustering that further ups the server performance.
As with any other system, there are always some downsides to pair with the advantages. And cPanel, too, is no exception. An unknown user has rightfully put it that cPanel has a lot of glitches and faults, and it has had it for so long that they are no longer considered as glitches. People got used to working with these faults and welcomed them as something they can compromise with.
Though fast, cPanel still works with a core that was built in around 2000. Many believe that there should be a dawn of another such robust core, but cPanel seems obstinate with what they developed in the early 21st century.
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