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Discussion in 'Hosting' started by temi, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The first part of this post can be found at temi.co.uk

    cPanel hosting also supports a separate module that enables resellers and users to access their control panels and carry out the relevant tasks. cPanel comes with an optional add-on program that automates tasks such as account creation and email notification.
    cPanel includes several useful features for handling email related issues. These include:
    · POP3 accounts that allow you to create and operate accounts that can receive mail directly into your inbox.
    · Forwarding of emails to any other email account or POP3 mailbox
    · Auto responders that allow the user to automate responses to the mails that are received
    · Creation of mailing lists
    · Blocking of unwanted mails
    · Access to web mail, a standard email service
    · Powerful Spam control features
    In addition cPanel also has a n umber of features that add power to the reseller accounts. These include guest book, counter, clock, chat room, message board, powerful search features, banners creation, and CGI scripting support for Perl and C. The software also provides useful statistics that include latest visitors (showing the last 300 visitors to the site), bandwidth usage statistics, and analysis of visitors to the site. Analysis is available at two levels – a simple analysis that shows the list of visitors and a more sophisticated analysis that can generate charts and graphs t hat provide useful summary information of the visitors.
    Other control panel software that are available in the market include Plesk, Ensim, H-Sphere and Albanza. The main advantage of cPanel over these include the automation of installation of a number of web applications through optional add-on modules, and the ease and automation of cPanel’s own installation. While it is difficult to make qualitative assessments about the ease of use, cPanel has been well received in this respect and is rated as one of the top ranking panel control software when it comes to ease of use.

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