cPanel is most user friendly panel in web hosting. Most of the shared hosting provider , reseller, dedicated & cloud server use this panel to manage client’s site or their own site. Most important feature of cPanel is it provide lots of features like. Create email accounts, setting filters, forwarders, FTP accounts , Password protect folders etc…
For hosting provider it is very important to manage and monitor activities going on their server especially on shared server. Main advantage of shared hosting server is you can host lots of sites and oversell resources.
What is overselling. Suppose you have server with 16 CPUs, 300 GB disk, 10 TB (10240 GB) bandwidth and 32 GB RAM. Such server will cost provide around $200 per month. Here hosting provider will provide client basic plan like: 10 GB , and 100 GB bandwidth for $2. He would able to host such 500 Clients on his cPanel server because most of the client ie. 90% will not use even 10 GB bandwidth and 1 GB disk space while hosting a site. Also most of sites will have very low traffic in such case they will not be using even 1% of server’s total resources.
In this way shared hosting server would able to make $1000 per server costing him $200 including cPanel license.
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