Introduction to Control Panels

Generally Control Panel is a feature that allows you to operate and customize applications. All the products and applications have a toll called as control panel to control and customize the application or products purchased.

A Control Panels in Web Hosting allows controlling the web interface provided by the web hosting company, to modify or manage one or many host services purchased in one same place. Some of best and widely used Control Panel is cPanel, Plesk, OpenPanel these are all commonly preferred control panels for hosting web-based interface. All Control Panels are one and the same in terms of features and functionality. 

Find below few common modules in all Control Panels:


Server log Access:


Server Log is a file that is created automatically and managed by the server. The server log stores all the history in the server in a standard log format. All recent files append at the end of the log, all the information such as HTTP code, bytes served, user agent are typically added to the file.


Bandwidth and Webspace:


Webspace includes all that is stored on your website. The files may vary and be of any type such as Images, Email, HTML files, Scripts. Bandwidth is the amount of data transfer that takes place by the end users. All the details related to Bandwidth usage, Webspace usage done for the month can be viewed.


Configuring Email Account:


Add or Remove an Email account, you can set password, reset password, check for space in mailbox, set up mailing list, auto responders and forwarders, all these actions are performed in email settings.


Managing FTP Accounts:


File Transfer Protocol is a process of moving file from one account to another account which is easily done through Control Panel. Add or Remove FTP accounts on your domain. You can set quote, and set user limits and allow user to create subdirectories on your website.


Maintain Database:


Depending on the plan that you have you can have number of Databases. Databases are not a part of the server, but are created in a separate web host. Basics steps login into the Database and set up Database, type a name for the database and type password and click on setup. Most of the times your host name should be named as localhost. You can assign this Database to users as well.


Visitor Stats using web log analysis:


Through this software, the admin can check the number of times visited and by whom, when and how the web server is visited.


File Manager:


The main tool, where one can edit the webpage, and can change the theme or template.

This article is just the brief on Web hosting Control Panel; there are many topics yet to be discussed on Control Panel. Keep visiting for more updates.

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