Its very easy to install cPanel on a CentOS box, and cPanel is the most widely used control panel to manage websites using a graphical interface. Its not free, a…
cPanel and WHM logins will transmit the sensitive username and password through the internet and it need to be secure. If anyone intercepts the traffic, they will be able to decode the username and password if they are submitted in a insecure page. Hence it is quite vital to use secure pages for WHM, cPanel and Webmail logins.
SSH is the gateway to a linux server. To do any advanced tasks in the server, we need the command line access and it is provided by the SSH service. So, keeping the SSH access to a server secure means keeping the server secure.
cPanel comes as two variants. One for dedicated servers and one for VPS servers. The dedicated server’s version is called standard and the VPS variant is called the VPS optimized. As the name says, the one for the VPS servers are lot compressed to run in a tighter resource allocation and hence it is cheaper. Better performance is delivered by the standard version, though. Lets see how they varies in detail.