What is cPanel and how does it work?

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What is cPanel and how does it work?


cPanel Overview
The cPanel (control panel) is one of the graphical Web based Web Hosting Control Panel that is basically designed to simplify the website’s administration. The cPanel control panel will handle the entire aspects of the website’s administration in its own interface. The control panel software is the proprietary of cPanel Inc and also distributed by cPanel inc. actually this is designed for the use by various commercial web hosting services so that the company will not offer the reduced cost personal usage for the license. But however the owners of various NGO’s such as the educational institutions and many other charity institutions will be able to request for the license at reduced or free of cost. The reduced prices are regularly available from some of the dedicated server companies. The companies that are having the dedicated servers are the ones will install them along with the operating system.
The cPanel will run on the Linux distributors that are based on the RPM such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD, Fedora, Mandriva, SUSE and CentOS. The companies are claiming the preliminary support for the Debian although the same version is running on the beta version for most of the years but it is not supported. Commonly the cPanel is accessed on the ports of 2082 and 2083. The authentication for this is done through web login page and HTTP.
Features:
For the clients, the cPanel will provide the front ends for the various common operations including the management of the PGP keys, FTP and mail the accounts, crontab the tasks and mailing the lists as well.
Fro the additional fee, there are several add-on and among them the notable one is the Fantastico, various scripts that will automate the installation of various applications but not the update of various web applications like Moodle, TikiWiki CMS/Groupware, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB, SMF and 50 other applications as well.
Unlike many other control panels, the cPanel control panel will manage some of the software packages separately from underlying the operating system; will apply many upgrades to the Apache, MySQL, PHP and many other related software packages automatically. This will ensure that all these packages are updated and have to be compatible with the cPanel but this has become a damn cause for the concentration to some of the people as sometimes it will difficult to install the newer version of the packages.
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