Web site owners can use cPanel to create email accounts, available through the standard protocols including POP, IMAP, and SMTP, all with or without SSL encryption. cPanel also supports Push Email via IMAP IDLE, enabling fast incoming and outgoing mail delivery designed with mobile users in mind.
cPanel provides a web-based interfaces for checking email called Roundcube. You have the ability to access your email from any web browser, as well as configure many account options including email forwarding and auto-responders.
To help curb spam, cPanel gives you the option of using powerful spam filters and SpamAssassin. These powerful utilities analyze your incoming mail, looking at the source and content of the message, as well as comparing it against lists of known spammers. You can also setup spam filter rules which route messages to a spam folder, helping to keep your inbox uncluttered at all times.
cPanel users can set up email forwarding which allows account holders to have an address at one domain (such as email@example.com) and forward incoming messages to another (such as firstname.lastname@example.org).
For power users, mail filtering is available for improved organization and handling of incoming mail, as well as a mailing list function to enable your users to engage in discussions via email.
cPanel makes it easy to manage databases. All of your database tasks, ranging from creating databases to manually editing tables, can be done through cPanel. As a standard, cPanel supports MySQL databases.
Easy Setup Wizard
To minimize setup time, cPanel includes a “Getting Started Wizard,” which will walk you through the initial configuration of your account. Step-by-step tutorials, on-screen documentation, and other useful information is available through the Wizard.
Manage Domain Names
While most Web site owners manage only one domain for their Webhosting account, there are many others who use a combination of domains. Through cPanel, you have the ability to manage:
- Subdomains are your domain (example.com), with a prefix (sub.example.com).
- Parked Domains are additional addresses that point to the website.
- Add-on domains are addresses that can point to a specific section of your hosting, allowing you to run several Web sites from your account.
With cPanel, you have several options for managing your website content.
- Easily upload and manage web pages in cPanel’s File Manager
- Drag and drop files into your account using cPanel’s Web Disk feature
- Utilize traditional file transfer methods (including FTP, SFTP, and FTPS).
- In addition to offering various file management tools, cPanel makes it easy to manage FTP accounts for employees or colleagues, enabling other users to upload files with optional security restrictions.
cPanel offers a range of built-in log file statistics. Through log processing programs such as AWStats, you can see how many times your websites have been visited and how much email you’ve been sending.