What is cpanel?
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What is cPanel?

cPanel is an online Linux-based graphical interface (GUI) used as a control panel to simplify website and server management. cPanel allows you to publish websites, manage domains, organise web files, create email accounts, and more.

cPanel is one of the most popular control panels in the World. Many web hosting companies supply cPanel to customers as part of their hosting package.

cPanel has two interfaces, a user interface called cPanel and a server management interface called Web Host Manager (WHM). This combination allows users to manage their website and supplies hosting providers with tools to manage the server.

Is cPanel free?

cPanel is not free because it is a third-party application. However, most hosting providers include cPanel in their hosting plans at no extra cost. There are some providers who will supply cPanel free for the first year, and then charge a fee on subsequent years. At Empire Hosting, cPanel is free for the lifetime you host your website with us.

In 2019, cPanel increased its prices and many web hosting companies are considering switching away from cPanel to other website control panels. But with Empire Hosting we won't switch away from cPanel, as this is the most user friendly Control Panel for any individual and user adoption is a key factor.

Cpanel FAQs

Your frequently asked questions about cPanel

Is cPanel Secure?
  • Yes, your cPanel account is private. If you are a website owner, then be sure to keep your username and password secure. This is important for keeping your website information and settings safe.

Will I be notified of any changes?
  • Yes. If we do think we may need to move away from cPanel, all our valued customers will be notified via email in advance and our aim is to make sure that this does not effect your Website in any way, shape or form.

    Our technical team are well trained and have expirence in migrating data. They will do their best to minimise any distruptions to your service when this happens.