If you are new to hosting or reseller hosting, you may not know that cPanel is a Linux-based control panel chock full of great features. Its purpose is to simplify and automate website hosting.
What is cPanel?
Not only will you use cPanel to host your own reseller website, but you can also provide it to clients to help them host their websites. Users love cPanel because it is:
- Easy to learn
- Tried and trusted
- Easy to use
- Has most of the functionality you will ever need
- Contains hundreds of resources and tutorials
Originally released on March 21, 1996, cPanel was written in Perl and can only be installed on Linux servers. It is a premium software, developed by a private company, cPanel Inc. cPanel supports RHEL, CentOS, and Cloud Linux software. You can now find cPanel on almost all Linux web hosting servers as it has quickly become the world’s favorite control panel.
What you need to know as a hosting reseller
Taking advantage of cPanel makes running your own hosting reseller business much easier. Resell.biz provides cPanel with all of our reseller packages to help our hosting partners find success. Your cPanel license allows you to:
- Upload and manage your web pages
- View your website statistics with AWstats
- Brand your business from scratch with your company logo
- Install over 250 different scripts to help make reseller hosting easy
- Much, much more…
Your clients will also have access to cPanel, helping them manage their own hosting package, websites, and email addresses. Not only will managing your business be a breeze, but your clients will choose you over the competition due to your cPanel offering and availability.
Oftentimes, those in the market for web hosting are specifically looking for storage, connectivity, and functionality that includes WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or phpBB, and since cPanel offers each software for free, your reseller hosting is exactly what potential customers have been searching for, not to mention the domain and email management services located within cPanel. From SSL Certificates and databases to web applications and software, cPanel has you and your customers covered.
How to find cPanel help
As you have seen, the cPanel dashboard has more functionality than we could ever cover in a single blog post. Luckily, cPanel’s wide usage means that you can quickly find helpful advice, videos, step-by-step guides, and tutorials in a simple search. Below are popular sources for cPanel help for both you and your reseller hosting clients:
This helpful website starts with a beginner’s guide and becomes more informative as your knowledge increases.
Tutorial Sprint covers the A-Z of cPanel information. Whether you are looking for help with domains, email, or all of the above, you will find the answers you need here.
This in-depth video series helps you move beyond a cPanel beginner to a cPanel expert in no time at all.
As a preferred location for cPanel answers, SiteGround is often bookmarked by cPanel admins around the globe.