Here at KDA we only use the best equipment, the best software and the best suppliers for the services we offer to you. That’s why in 2003 after 3 years of utilising cPanel® software we made a long term commitment and became a cPanel partner, providing us with direct access to cPanel licensing and technical support – speeding up our license provisioning and allowing us to gain rapid access to high level technical support if the need should ever arise.
What is cPanel?
cPanel is the leading non-proprietry hosting control panel available, a mature and stable product as a result of 10 years development. Here at KDA Web Services we have utilised cPanel since v3, back in late 2000. We’ve tried other products in between, but cPanel has consistently proved to be the most reliable and well maintained product available to us, backed up by a responsive and knowledgeable team.
If you’d like more information on cPanel then you can get a detailed PDF of features from cPanel themselves: Intro to cPanel (please be aware it is a 10MB download). Also please note that not all features are made available on all of our packages, some features are disabled completely where appropriate.
Why do I need cPanel?
As an end user cPanel makes it trivial to manage the day to day jobs you may encounter with your web and email hosting.
Is WHM related to cPanel?
WHM is very much related to cPanel in that it is the back end administration side of cPanel, used for creating accounts, managing server settings and performing basic server administration tasks.
What features can I expect?
- Create and manage email accounts for your site.
- Use Webmail to access email through a web browser.
- Block unwanted email using BoxTrapper and SpamAssassin.
- Use Forwarders to direct incoming email from one address to another.
- Send automatic responses to incoming email if, for example, you are out of the office.
- Default Addresses will catch misdirected email that is sent to your domain.
- Use Mailing Lists to send an email to multiple addresses at once.
- User Level Filtering allows you to filter and redirect mail for a specific address.
- Account Level Filtering lets you filter email for your domain’s main email account.
- The Email Delivery Route feature helps you troubleshoot mail problems by viewing the path an email takes from your domain.
- Use Import Addresses / Forwarders to create multiple email accounts or forwarders at once, by uploading a list of usernames.
- Email Authentication helps secure your mail server.
- The MX Entry feature allows you to route a domain’s incoming mail to a specific server.
- View information about the last 300 visitors to your site.
- Monitor how your bandwidth is being used.
- Analyze details about your web traffic, using the Webalizer, AWStats, or Analog Statistics programs.
- Use Webalizer FTP to view detailed statistics about who is using your FTP server.
- See what content has been viewed on your website using the Raw Access Logs.
- View the last 300 errors encountered by users on your website.
- Use Raw Access Logs to dispense with graphs and see who has accessed your site.
- The Getting Started Wizard guides you quickly and easily through the setup process. Video Tutorials are available to help you navigate through the setup process.
- Select the Change Password feature to edit your cPanel password.
- Update Contact Info allows you to edit your primary contact email addresses. cPanel uses these addresses to send you important information regarding your website.
- The Change Language feature allows you to select the default display language for cPanel.
- Change Style lets you to alter the appearance of the cPanel interface within your web browser.
- You can create a cPanel shortcut on your desktop, and access your account with a single click.
- A step-by-step guide to setting up a MySQL® database.
- The ability to configure databases that will be accessed remotely by other web servers.
- phpMyAdmin, a tool that allows you to manipulate MySQL databases over the Internet
- Create and manage subdomains (such as sub.example.com).
- Create addon domains; a separate domain that points to a subdirectory of your account.
- Park a domain on top of your main domain.
- Create and manage domain redirects from one domain name to another.
- Configure certain DNS records.
- Easily and quickly make backups of your files.
- Use the File Manager graphical interface to upload and edit web pages.
- Use the Web Disk to drag and drop files onto your site.
- See how much disk space your site uses, and how much is available to you.
- Create and manage FTP accounts for transferring files to and from your site.
- Control who can connect to your site via FTP, and enable or disable anonymous users.
- WHM’s Security Center allows you to easily lock down your server and configure different security settings.
- Password Protect Directories lets you control access to your content.
- Control access to your content and resources using the IP Deny Manager feature.
- Generate SSL certificates, signing requests, and keys for your site with the SSL/TLS Manager.
- You can transfer files and run commands via SSH/Shell Access.
- HotLink Protection allows you to prevent other websites linking directly to your files, which saves you bandwidth and money.
- Leech Protection helps reduce the effects if a user gives out their password to restricted areas of your website.
- GnuPG Keys encrypt your outbound messages for your protection.
- Use CGI Center to configure and install scripts and additional functionality to your site.
- Install Perl Modules to perform Perl based tasks on your website right through the cPanel interface.
- PHP PEAR Packages are collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in PHP.
- PHP Configuration shows how PHP is configured for your site.
- Apache Handlers allow your site to process specific file types according to your requirements.
- Image Manager is a feature that allows you to view and edit images on your website. You can change the size of your images, convert to other file types or simply view them.
- The Index Manager lets you control how your directories are viewed.
- Use the standard, predefined error messages, or customize your Error Pages to display a message that best suits your business style.
- Cron Jobs allow you to automate and schedule your tasks.
- Network Tools help you get information about other websites as well as finding out how your traffic moves.
- MIME Types allow your site to handle custom file types the way you want them handled.