Benefits of cPanel web hosting
Looking for a stress-free website experience? Choose cPanel hosting. This impressive solution has everything you need for easier web hosting and management. The cPanel interface contains a range of features and provides multi-site administration via a single control panel. Being both scalable and cost-effective, cPanel hosting is popular with large and small businesses alike and is recommended if you require a simple but effective web hosting platform.
- Manage multiple websites from a central hub
- Simple, scalable and customizable
- Pricing to suit all businesses
What is cPanel?
cPanel is a popular control panel for website management. Used by millions worldwide, cPanel makes complex website tasks easier and can be operated by both complete beginners and experienced developers. Built in Linux, cPanel has a graphical interface and is packed full of features, enabling you to publish multiple websites, create email accounts, manage domains and much more. In a nutshell - cPanel provides everything you need for effortless and efficient web management.
cPanel hosting on dedicated servers
Our cPanel dedicated servers package offers superior website hosting. Because dedicated servers provide you with an entire unshared server, you benefit from high-performance, security and stability. Customization is also easier with cPanel dedicated servers - making it perfect for advanced web projects, resellers and businesses requiring complete control.
Benefits of cPanel dedicated servers
- Best for security and control
- Customize OS, hardware, configuration and more
cPanel hosting on VPS
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that has many use-cases, one of which is an environment for web hosting. It provides access to a private segment on a shared server and can be scaled to suit your business. Because cPanel hosting on VPS comes with cPanel pre-installed, you’ll also benefit from simple and fast deployment. Ideal for businesses that need room to grow at their own pace.
Benefits of cPanel hosting on VPS
- Fast deployment
- Scalable and cost-effective
- Idea for most businesses
Discover Plesk – an alternative to cPanel
Searching for cPanel hosting alternatives? Choose Plesk hosting. This web management solution is like cPanel in that it also enables you to manage multiple websites from one central hub. With its graphical interface and broad features, Plesk simplifies your website, database and email projects and is available for both Linux and Windows. Like cPanel, Plesk has many use cases, but is especially well-suited for businesses, agencies and resellers looking for easier web hosting.
For a secure and reliable web hosting solution, we recommend Plesk dedicated server. This option packs a powerful punch, combining the performance of dedicated servers with the simplicity of the Plesk web management platform.
cPanel hosting FAQ
What is cPanel?
cPanel is a Linux-based control panel for simple website management. With cPanel, you can manage multiple websites, domains and email accounts via a central hub - which uses a graphical interface instead of command lines. cPanel also offers a range of features to suit your business needs and is compatible with both dedicated servers and VPS hosting.
What is the difference between web hosting and cPanel?
Web hosting services enable you to publish and maintain your website. The hosting provider will give you access to a server housed in their datacenter - enabling you to store all the files and data that constitute your website. Web hosting is normally available on a monthly payment plan with different options to suit the needs of your business.
Your hosting provider may also include a control panel solution - like cPanel - as part of the package. cPanel has a simple interface and enables you to manage and maintain your website. You can manage websites without a solution like cPanel, but this is difficult and only recommended for advanced users. Our cPanel service includes web hosting with cPanel and is available on VPS or dedicated servers.
Why should I choose cPanel hosting?
cPanel hosting is the easiest way to manage your websites. Its intuitive interface makes web administration effortless and helps you to access all your projects in one place. Some web control panels are clunky and require advanced knowledge – but cPanel is suitable for all users and has a simple modern design. cPanel hosting is also available on a variety of plans, such as dedicated servers and VPS hosting, which deliver a high-performance website experience.
Which specific features does cPanel have?
Alongside its simple graphical interface and multi-site management capabilities, cPanel offers a range of features to help you perform any admin task related to your website. These include:
- File, database and domain management
- Email management – control security and contacts etc.
- Metrics – view website visitors and resource usage
- Security – multiple tools to control security, including 2FA and SSL
- Install apps, manage platforms and PHP
- Softaculous App Installer – install hundreds of apps direct from cPanel
- Advanced tools – manage cron jobs and error pages etc.
What are the alternatives to cPanel hosting?
Plesk is the best alternative to cPanel hosting. It has the same capabilities – graphical interface, multi-website management and a range of helpful features. Other alternatives to cPanel hosting include RunCloud, Interworx and DirectAdmin.
Why should I choose OVHcloud for cPanel hosting?
OVHcloud is a leading cloud solutions and hosting provider. For over 20 years, we’ve provided public and private cloud and dedicated servers to 140 countries worldwide. With over 400,000 servers spread across 33 datacenters, we work hard to deliver innovative, secure and reliable cloud services to millions of customers. You can trust us for cPanel hosting because we can offer the expertise, performance and pricing plans that your business needs for success.
What is the difference between VPS and dedicated servers?
A dedicated server is an entire machine with its own hardware. You’ll be the sole user with access to resources on the server - allowing you to benefit from increased security, bandwidth, processing and storage. Dedicated servers also offer greater customization and are perfect for advanced web projects and businesses requiring complete control over their environment.
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a machine created virtually from shared hardware. It offers access to a private environment which behaves like a dedicated server but with some sharing of resources. It is a scalable, controllable and more affordable option and is therefore suitable for most uses - business, personal and gaming.
Which is best for me – VPS or dedicated servers?
Wondering whether to choose VPS or dedicated servers? Although both options offer superb web hosting, your choice will depend heavily on your budget and performance requirements.
Dedicated servers are generally seen as the top-tier hosting option, delivering powerful security, performance and customization capabilities. Choose dedicated servers if you need:
- Strong security to protect sensitive data
- Capacity to deal with high levels of traffic
- Flexibility to customize hardware and software – install an app or OS, configure the server, control resources and implement security or backup tools.
The next best thing to dedicated servers is a VPS. This option still offers strong performance, but some resources are shared with other users on the server. Choose a VPS if you need:
- Scalability – migrate easily to other storage plans as your website grows
- Affordability – costs are kept low as you aren’t paying for an entire server
- Capacity to deal with medium levels of traffic
- Higher performance and security than shared hosting. You can also make changes without having to go through the hosting provider.
We provide cPanel hosting on dedicated servers or VPS. Both options come with cPanel software to enable simple website management.
Does OVHcloud provide Windows hosting solutions?
We provide a range of Windows hosting solutions. These plans include the Windows OS and are available on dedicated servers or VPS. Windows hosting is recommended for users with limited experience because it offers a simple interface for server management and user license allocation. It is also compatible with most modern web apps, and you can purchase additional licenses from OVHcloud, such as Standard Windows Server and Windows Server Datacenter licenses.