Since it was first developed in 1997, cPanel has become the most popular webhosting control panel on the internet today. It puts all of the functions for your webhosting management all in one convenient place in a user friendly format that automates most of the technical work of creating and maintaining websites. That user friendliness and reliable functionality have made it the web hosting management system that is preferred by most of the top webhosting companies but even so, not every version of cPanel is exactly the same. Every webhost provides its own, slightly different set of functions and applications that it makes available via this control panel and it is important to make sure that you choose the right, cheap cPanel hosting service to suit your individual needs.
BlueHost shared hosting accounts come with cPanel included for free. This is used to manage all of your domains that are kept on your BlueHost account and it comes with a handy range of features. In addition to access to all of BlueHost’s support services, cPanel is where you find the controls for features like e-mail management, web traffic analytics tools that are included with your account and the one click installer that makes this management system so easy to use. It also gives you easy access to all of your website’s files as well as the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) applications for uploading files or downloading backups manually. For the more technically proficient users, it also provides one click access to data management applications like Apache and Image Manager.
For most users the features that they will want to use are the website building applications and BlueHost provides a good choice of design options. There is a template based website builder that makes it easy to create simple websites for almost any application but lacks the full functionality of some script based websites. To access these, BlueHost’s cPanel includes the Quick Install one click script installation platform that gives you access to over 70 web design platforms ranging from blog scripts like WordPress to complex Content Management Systems (CMS) like Joomla at no extra cost to you. It also makes a range of e-commerce applications like Magneto and ZenCart easy to install to keep the cost of setting up a commercial website to the barest minimum.
While some webhosting companies provide an initial service at very low rates, after the first year the charges can go up significantly. BlueHost’s base price of $3.96 per month remains constant across the life of your account and so it is better value for money in the longer term. At the same time, the comprehensive range of features that are included with BlueHost’s version of cPanel makes it possible to create and manage any sort of website that you could want to run without having to spend any more on third party applications. When you consider the $100 in Google AdWords credits that are included with every new account it is hard to find better value for money cPanel hosting anywhere on the web.