The Basics Of Cpanel Web Hosting
One of the major issues of providing good web hosting from the perspective of the host is how to divide a pool of resources among a number of different clients in a manner that is reliable and easily controlled. While there are ways that this can be done through fine tuning settings within the operating system and in firewalls, these are too cumbersome to be a very attractive approach in most situations. Implementing cPanel web hosting is a much easier way to achieve this end without requiring an extensive amount of work for the implementation.
The reason that this is even a concern is that it is far more cost effective when someone who is providing website hosting services can handle multiple sites on a single physical machine. The technological requirements of the typical website are so low that it is easy for one machine to handle the demands of serving up requests related to multiple sites at once. The only difficult part from the host perspective is to simultaneously put multiple sites on a single computer while also enforcing strict divisions among them that ensure that they can not do things like access data that they should not or have a single client take over all of the resources available on the system.
The cPanel hosting platform was designed as a solution to this by a company that was providing hosting but has since shut down. It is designed to be run on operating systems in the Unix family, including FreeBSD and Linux. Once installed, it provides a graphical interface through which people at different levels of authority can interact with the system and fine tune settings related to what their sites will be capable of doing and what kind of access is available. As part of this, it provides front-ends for functionality like maintaining mailing lists and operating mail and FTP accounts.
The power of computer hardware has reached a point where ordinary web hosting of any but the largest and most complicated sites can not even come close to challenging the total resources available on a single computer. Companies can make much more efficient use of their investments in hardware and space if they make use of cPanel web hosting to divide a machine up among multiple clients who can then each interact with it with confidence. They can do their job without having to worry about whether there will be interference from others who share the same hardware.
About the Author: Dustin Williams is an IT Professional who currently works in the web hosting industry for a global web hosting provider. He has been working in the IT field for almost 10 years.