So your searching for web hosting and have seen the term cPanel what is it and what does it do? Simply put cPanel is a graphical user interface for use on Unix/Linux Servers. The development company cPanel Inc. also claims to be working on a version for Windows based servers.
Short for control panel and designed for the end user cPanel is a web-based graphical management tool used to make administration of web sites as easy as possible. Insulating the end user from a Unix command line the typical web site owner controls aspects of there web site management from within this simple, easy to use graphical interface.
Your hosting company chooses from a variety of themes for the cPanel interface that suits their branding and clients. The end user interacts with cPanel to control such things as web-based email, email account setup, mailing lists, FTP accounts and Cron Jobs. The graphical user interface also makes the task of site management easier by providing quick access to sub-domains, Web site stats, CGI scripts, custom error pages and redirects.
To make things even easier for newcomers to cPanel the vast majority of hosting companies also provide online...