A Cpanel dedicated server provider offers a web-based control panel that simplifies or automates administrative tasks. Cpanel provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and automation tools that were developed to save many hours of basic and advanced essential administrative tasks to host multiple websites. cPanel provides a 3 tier structure that offers features for administrators, resellers, and end-users of websites to administer and control various aspects of website and server administration through a standard web browser using ports 2083, 2086 & 2087.
Along with the graphical user interface; GUI, cPanel also has command line and API-based access that allows third-party software providers, web hosting companies, and developers to automate basic system administration tasks.
cPanel is designed to function either as a dedicated server or virtual private server. As of November 2012, Cpanel supports CentOS versions 5.x & 6.x, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions 5.x & 6.x and CloudLinux 5.x. cPanel no longer supports FreeBSD or any other Operating Systems at this point in time. At least a 1 GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, and 10GB’s of hard disk space is recommended to run Cpanel efficiently.
In choosing a server, consider these factors:
How many websites are you planning to host? If your Cpanel server will host several websites, email addresses, cronjobs, MySQL databases etc. then the server will require more CPU power, hard drive space, and RAM.
What kind of web hosting are you planning to host? While cPanel/WHM will run on the minimum requirements, the server will need more processing speed, space, and memory if you plan to stream videos, music, or applications like forums and chat rooms.
Application-based support includes Apache, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Perl, and BIND(DNS). Email based support includes POP3, IMAP, SMTP services. The end-user part of cPanel is commonly accessed on port 2082, with an SSL-secured server operating on port 2083. The administrator part of CPanel; Web Host Manager (WHM), runs on ports 2087 and 2086. Instead of using port 2086 use port 2087 which is the secure port.
Cpanel must be installed on a fresh newly installed and formatted hard drive. A dedicated server already in use should never have Cpanel installed. Cpanel needs a clean server install. Once installed, cPanel is very difficult to remove. Therefore server must have the operating system reinstalled.
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You may want to check out this page at Cpanel.net for more information about Cpanel dedicated server hosting and what features are available.
Cpanel Dedicated Server Provider to-do list
A Cpanel dedicated server provider will install CentOS 6 or 7 with the Cpanel/WHM software for you. As a managed service, we can setup server security for clients. For $20 per month, we can manage your dedicated server or VPS. Finally, backups are also client responsibility, however, our managed services can provide this as well.
We offer virtual private servers to fully dedicated quad cores servers running CentOS 6 or 7 for Cpanel. Servers come with up to 64GB RAM, 4TB SATA drives and 1Gbps ports. All Cpanel dedicated servers come with 10GB off-server backups free of charge. (management is $20 per month)