We use cPanel because it's a simple industry-standard web hosting interface.
June 26, 2019

We use cPanel because it's a simple industry-standard web hosting interface.

.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with cPanel

We use cPanel as the web hosting interface to our end users' web hosting accounts. cPanel works nativity with WHM (Web Host Manager) to organize and manage our customers' cPanel accounts. cPanel organizes all of its main functions on one main screen grouped together with icons, so the user can easily find the function that they are looking for. Simply scroll down the page to the grouped category of functions that you want, then click on the appropriate icon. Everything else is pretty much self-explanatory on your screen.
  • cPanel nicely organizes functions into categories on its main first screen for easy location.
  • cPanel works nativity with WHM (Web Host Manager) to easily create new web hosting accounts.
  • cPanel integrates well with common website technologies like WordPress, Joomla, or Magento.
  • cPanel does not have a standard automatic backup solution. This is the one thing most web hosting end users need.
  • cPanel's email interfaces are not as modern as Outlook or Gmail.
  • cPanel domain/DNS functions can be a bit confusing.
  • Improved productivity and efficiency in managing web hosting for end users.
  • Improved ROI in web hosting reseller costs.
  • Improved our ability to sell web hosting by presenting possible end users with a cPanel visual overview.
cPanel is more user-friendly than many third-party website hosting interfaces, including GoDaddy, Bluehost, and 1&1 Host. cPanel is the industry standard, and integrates well with common website software and third-party modules. Managing your website is effortless in cPanel, compared to GoDaddy's proprietary interface. GoDaddy changes its interface every few months, whereas cPanel has kept the same industry standard interface for over a decade.
cPanel is is a great solution for many small or medium website design or hosting companies to provide to their end users an easy-to-use interface. If your customers are somewhat tech-savvy, cPanel is the way to go, especially if you don't have many accounts to manage, and especially if they are low-maintenance accounts or websites. If your end users are not tech-savvy, or they have complex website or email needs, then cPanel might not be the best solution.

cPanel Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
7
Central monitoring
8
Logging
7
Alerts and notifications
7
Analysis and visualization
7
Application integration
7