What is cPanel?
cPanel is a very popular Linux based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface designed to simplify system administration tasks. cPanel can work as a dedicated server and a virtual private server and supports installation on CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Keep in mind that once cPanel is installed, it can be very hard to remove, the easiest method being formatting the server.
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Alright, so you now own a server. The first time I had a virtual private server, I had no knowledge whatsoever of how to use it – my only experience with web hosting had been with using cPanel. In the case of virtual private servers, you typically won’t have cPanel initially installed. In any case, even though using a web panel may make things easier for you, you get more out of hosting and learn a lot more if you’re using a server; sure it may be a an adjustment, but you can do a lot more and it’s a lot more fun.
Also, don’t be intimidated by the command line ( in case you haven’t used it so far ). That’s also fun.
Ok, so first thing you want to do after you find yourself owning a VPS. Connect to it. How, you ask? Why, using SSH. (more…)