CPanel is a fully
featured web-based control panel that allows
you to manage your domain through a web
interface. The idea is to transfer as much
of the control and responsibility of managing
your web site to you. You have the ability
to manage all aspects of e-mail, files,
backup, FTP, CGI scripts, and web site statistics.
Apache is an open-source HTTP server, and
is used to serve your site. Apache handlers
tell the server how to deal with web files
that need to be processed on the server.
For example, Apache is set up to process
files with .pl extensions using Perl. However,
if for some reason you also wanted to process
files with .script extension using Perl,
then you would have to set up a custom Apache
handler for your site.
Note: People often get confused as to the
difference between Mime types and Apache
handlers. Basically, Mime types tell your
browser how to handle files, while Apache
handlers tell the server how to handle files.
Warning: Check with our support staff before
adding an Apache handler, as they can easily
alter the correct functioning of your web
OpenPGP is a tool for secure online communication.
CPanel uses GnuPG for its public-key cryptography
so that users may communicate securely.
Each person gets a pair of keys, called
the public key and the private key. Each
person's public key is published while the
private key is kept secret. Messages are
encrypted using the intended recipient's
public key and can only be decrypted using
their private key.
General documentation and comprehensive
user guides are available at the GNU Privacy
to CPanel page