Simply put a cPanel is something that many hosting providers provide to website owners which allows them to manage their websites through an extremely user-friendly and understandable interface. The tools provided within a cPanel are designed to help simplify both running and controlling a website. Generally speaking cPanel’s use a tiered structure which allows different users to access different levels. Both administrators and end-users can control various aspects of both the server and the website directly through the use of their browser, simply type ‘/cpanel’ at the end of your hosting company’s domain name and often times it will take you directly to a cPanel login (ex. dreamhost.com/cpanel).

You can also refer to the information the hosting company provide you once you’ve completed your purchase of a hosting plan, generally this information is emailed to you and it consists of all of your login information as well as your name servers and passwords. Often times your cPanel will come with an auto installer that will allow you to effortlessly install content management systems (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla through sources like Softaculous or Mojo Marketplace. Thankfully for software like cPanel users can very easily and effortlessly make it extremely easy changes to their website without having to have any technical know-how and it also allows them to rest easy knowing that there is a very good chance they will not break or harm their website.