No matter who you choose for your Hosting, a Control Panel is pretty much a necessity. It puts you in the driver's seat. A decent Control Panel will allow you to create; an eMail account, Sub-domain, setup a Database, and so on.
At webalacarte.ca, we provide you with the latest version of cPanel. One of the most User Friendly Control Panel's available today! Looking at some of the features, you will see why.
Includes 9 different scripts that can be installed with the click of button, and customized to your preference.
Banner Rotator :: Clock :: Counter :: Countdown :: FormMail 1 / FormMail 2 :: Guest Book :: Random HTML :: Site Search
Allows you to change the Password for accessing your account. If you change your Password and then forget it (and who hasn't done that
Two applications are included. One is PHP and one is Java. They are not fancy, complicated or hard to setup. They both install with a Mouse click and you can make them public or private—your choice.
Error Pages Manager
Custom Error Pages are the "in thing" nowadays. You get step-by-step instructions on creating ones that match your site. All the professionals sites have them—why not yours?
Especially useful for people that are not familiar with an FTP program. You can upload, download, create, delete, and move files, almost the same way as on own your Computer. Also allows you to edit the HTML in any of your files.
It allows you to upload/download files, like your website files, from wherever you are. All you need is access to your cPanel — no software required.
Not only do you have the ability to create/delete Email addresses whenever you want, you can also setup your own Auto-Responders, Mailing Lists, Forwarders and Email blocking! Even though Email blocking can be useful, one has to use care. You could end up blocking email from people with whom you want to communicate.
MIME Types tell browsers how to handle specific file extensions. For example, the text/html MIME Types equates to .htm, .html, and .shtml extensions on most servers, telling your browser to interpret all files with those extensions as HTML files. You can alter or add new MIME Types specifically for your site (Note: You cannot alter the system defined MIME Types values). MIME Types are often used to handle new technologies as they appear.
Two of the most popular Database on the Internet: MySQL and PostgrSQL. You can add/edit/delete; tables, fields, values, and run queries on your database. All Databases work pretty much the same and mySQL is the easiest of them all. If you already know how-to use a Database program, then you'll find the admin interfaces very useful.
You've probably heard about the .htaccess file and how it is used to create an "ID / PW" required for enter into a Restricted area. With this feature you can forget about learning some Tutorial or trying to figure it out on your own. So easy... it almost creates itself!
All accounts come with two programs for site statistics: Analog & Webalizer. This gives you a choice not normally found with other Hosting companies.
Consider subdomains as an extension of your domain. For example, your site is www.example.com. A subdomain would be test.example.com, and another would be webhosting.example.com.
Subdomains are usually treated as separate sites from the main domain site.