Is cPanel a Good-Fit Hosting Control Panel For You?
If you’re purchasing your hosting plan for the first time, chances are you’re going to need something that will help you manage the hosted services and the servers as well. Which means you must opt for the right hosting control panel that will benefit you the most in terms of dealing with things like databases, tracking multiple logins, SSL, modules or entire apps you want to use, configuring settings for PHP and others.
Consider the fact that you may be a person with little technical know-how, and it all starts to get a little bit messy. It all sounds way too complicated and it could take a lot of time for you to work out the correct settings on your own.
Some web hosting providers deliver a control panel within the hosting plans they offer, while other times you have to purchase your hosting plan and the control panel separately. Which could further add up to the entire web hosting control panel complexity.
So, what can you do then?
Observing trends, customers’ challenges, and best-practices over the first half of 2022, we at BGOcloud managed to gather some key insights that will help you understand 2 major things:
- Why the right web hosting control panel matters;
- How to spot the key features that will fit in your technical/non-technical knowledge, enabling you to more easily handle your server and the hosted services.
What Is Web Hosting Control Panel?
Basically, this is a graphical user interface (sometimes web-based) that can be accessed online and provides a toolbox of options and settings that enables website owners and users to o control their web servers and manage all the hosted services they’ve been offered. Usually, a hosting control panel includes the following:
- Web server
- Domain Name System
- Mail server
- File Transfer Protocol
- File manager
- System monitor
- Web log analysis software
Which Hosting Control Panel Do We Recommend and Why?
We would recommend opting for cPanel. With it, users can publish websites, create email accounts, manage domains, organize their website folders, files and database in the quickest possible way.
Number 1 benefit of cPanel – Simplicity and user-friendliness
It has a great and intuitive interface that requires no technical skills to use it the way you want and need. There are tons of click functions and pretty straightforward functionalities like:
- File Manager
- FTP Accounts
- File and Directory Restoration
- FTP Connections and more
Number 2 benefit of cPanel – Offers unique stats
Packed with monitoring and statistics tools, you get metrics and statistics on Visitors, Errors, Bandwidth used and left, and more.
Number 3 benefit of cPanel – Security
Nothing is more important than having the tools and security means to keep your data and website safe and cPanel covers it all. its software doesn’t let dedicated server users to carry out tasks different than the ones initially allowed by the web hosting panel itself.
To ensure 100% security, here are a few quick tips:
- Use a strong password
- Implement firewall
- Always use anti-virus software
- Update regularly to get the latest security features
- Enable two-tier verification programs
BGOcloud cPanel— What You Get?
Apart from providing optimal hosting plans, our goal is to simplify the hosting services for our clients, and especially for those who lack the necessary tech knowledge or must deal with hosting control panels for the first time. That’s why in order for users to be able to more easily manage their servers and hosting services, we made sure that the BGOcloud cPanel:
- Offers affordable and different plans to choose from and fit your budget and needs.
A few tips to help you select the right one:
LAUNCH – this is the cheapest go-to-option that is perfect for average-sized websites, blogs or small business sites.
MAINSTREAM – is ideal for WordPress based sites that are going to handle more data and visits.
POPULAR – is the option we recommend to customers who want to host all their sites in one account. It is perfect for e-commerce websites that have a wide range of products and many visitors.
FAMOUS – is suitable for large sites, such as informational portals that tend to have many regular visitors.
- Support for one-click web applications like Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Drupal, SitePad Website Builder right from your cPanel account.
- You get free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate, which will be generated within 24 hours automatically.
- An SSL certificate that is automatically installed on the server for each client to quickly convert websites from http:// to https://.
- Use of raid-10 SSD storage.
- Easy to use and allows you to publish static web pages to your domain with just a click.
- Substantially reduces the rebuild time in case of a problem with one of the disks.
- You can choose from 250+ Professional Themes and much more.
Explore all the benefits of BGOcloud cPanel here.
How To Access Your cPanel Interface?
There are several ways to accomplish this. The easiest and fastest way is as follows:
After your hosting order is completed and the domain name points to our server (Done automatically if registered a domain with us along the hosting), the cPanel is accessible on URL based on your domain name with “/cPanel” appended after it.
For example, if your domain is “MyCoolWebSite.com”, the cPanel will be accessed on this URL: http://mycoolwebsite.com/cpanel
On the login window, enter the username and password generated by the system which were sent to your mail.
NOTE: the mail/password used to sign up for BGOcloud will not work here. Every hosting service has separate username/password that is automatically generated.
Another way to do it is by logging in our Client Area.
Here are all the steps that will guide you through the process:
And in case you’re wondering how to install cPanel with your WordPress, we made this quick Video to show you how exactly.
Click to watch 1-Minute cPanel – Easy installation of WordPress How-To Video.
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