Building and maintaining a website can be an exhausting and involved process. How you access and modify your website can set the town to how simple the overall business of maintaining it will be. At Orcas Web, we want your hosting experience to be as simple and easy as it can be; you’ve got enough to worry about without fussing over an overly complicated dashboard. That’s why Orcas Web uses secure cPanel for all of its hosting access.
cPanel is basically control-panel software installed onto a web server that provides easy yet detailed access to your website’s dashboard. Because cPanel is web-based, you can access it from any device connected to the internet, enabling you to manage your website almost anywhere at any time. cPanel also includes a suite of protective software including SSL and password-protected directories ensuring that server data, hosted emails, and other stored traffic are thoroughly secured. Using its easily accessed services, cPanel can also handle data backups for any and all data related to your hosted website.
What is cPanel for?
cPanel makes it much easier for you to adjust all the parameters and features of your website by serving as an easy and helpful interface. You can manage security options for your websites such as SSL certificates, passwords, and firewalls through cPanel. Additionally, cPanel is adept at managing hosted email accounts allowing you to set email queues, mailbox storage size, and other features. You don’t need cPanel to manage your web data, but it is much more difficult and time consuming with cPanel’s streamlined and time-tested interface.
Does using cPanel involve third-party access or costs?
The cPanel software and server support is supplied by any hosting provider that offers cPanel access. The technical staff at cPanel will assist your hosting provider with technical issues as needed, but overall the management of cPanel, and your web data, in general, is between you and your hosting provider. Qualified hosting providers will also clarify the full cost of your plans with them and which plans, if any, include cPanel access.
Will I need to take any tutorials?
It is highly recommended that new users review the online tutorials included with any cPanel installation. Orcas Web technical support is also happy to assist you with any technical issues or questions you may have regarding cPanel. As with any discipline, practice makes perfect and learning cPanel in small steps is the best way to familiarize yourself with the interface and the technical jargon that relates to the various aspects of website management. Be sure to remember that you can manage as much or as little of your website as you want and we here at Orcas Web are excited to see your digital vision become reality.