Cpanel is a webhosting control panel. It allows for the management and administration of websites and their related services.
It is a Linux-based software which includes a number of tools to manage websites, DNS Zones, emails and email accounts, site media, databases, FTP and FTP accounts and software related to domain registered in the cPanel account.
Cpanel is a very common web administration and control panel used on both shared hosting platforms and on virtual private servers. It is your website’s control panel, and allows you to do tasks such as edit files, create email addresses, and setup databases
What you can do with cPanel
With cPanel you are able to configure the email accounts, forwarders and autoresponders. It also includes SpamAssassin to filter and catch any spam emails sent to your mailboxes.
You can also set up DNS records for your emails to ensure your emails are authenticated and verified by your recipients’ inboxes, so that they do not get filtered to spam or junk folders.
You can also use cPanel to create password-protected directories, configure or install any SSL certificates, and even blacklist any IP addresses that are unwanted to your site.
cPanel File Manager allows you immediate and direct access to upload, download, edit, or manipulate the files and directories within the webserver without the need for connecting FTP clients.
Included with cPanel are tools to manage your databases, and also an installation of phpMyAdmin which allows running SQL queries directly in the database, as well as a user interface that allows quick editing and manipulating of the data without SQL queries.
To connect to cPanel, you will usually connect through the port 2083, which is attached to the end of the IP, server hostname, or domain.
WHM stands for Web Host Manager.
It is the software application that runs, controls, and configures cPanel accounts and the web server they run on.
With WHM, you can create individual cPanel accounts, change the passwords, suspend or terminate troublesome accounts, as well as set the resource limits on the account packages..