When we discuss about Web hosting, we are not going beyond the web site just opened up in front of us while we do some clicks in a browser. There are a number of things working together to make it happen. Web hosting is not that easy, as we think and it requires a lot of technical and other logistical arrangements.
Among other offers, most of the hosting companies offering cPanel or control panel for the web site. cPanel is a UNIX based administrative panel which enables administrative functions of the web sites from an administrator, reseller or end user levels. It is a graphical web-based web hosting control panel and it can handle all features of web site administration in its interface. In the nutshell, it gives web site owners all the power to control their website and server administration through a standard web browser, that means you are not completely in the mercy of hosting company.
cPanel has got lot of features such as Video tutorials which enable you to acquire your professional skills with relation videos, Manage Email Accounts associated with your domains, Make back-ups of either your entire site or a particular part of it such as database or email related functions, Disk Usage Viewing facility allowing you to check all the files in the web site and check the space they occupy, FTP Management will allow you to have access of your files, Password protection feature allows you to have control of your site with a login and password function if you don't want all the visitors of the web site to have access everywhere, Network Tools allows user to get details of any domain or trace the route from where your site is served, Index Manager to customize the view of a directories in the site and you can define more styles, MySQL Management allows database management, also, Autoresponders facility offer the service of sending back messages instantly and automatically to anybody who sent an email.
Source by Amit Bhawani