It is more cost effective to secure your domain name, purchase web hosting and develop your WordPress site than using an all in one service, plus I find I have more control over certain things such as email, comments, plugin choices among other options. This article is focused on using your Cpanel to control all of your hosting accounts.
Once you purchase web hosting you will given login details to your Cpanel. This is where you can control many aspects of your hosting account including, many if not all, of the below options:
Account Manager Here you can do your Domain Setup, Subdomain Management, DNS Management, SSL Certificates, FTP Management, MySQL Management, Domain Pointers, Site Redirection, Hotlinks Protection, PHP Settings
E-mail Manager Here you can set up E-mail Accounts, Forwarders, Autoresponders, Vacation Messages, Spamassassin Setup, SPAM Filters, Mailing Lists, MX Records
Advanced Features Catch-All E-mail, Cron Jobs, Custom Error Pages, Mime Types, Password Protected Directories
System Info & Files File Manager, Installed Perl Modules, Site Summary / Statistics / Logs
Extra Features Here you can check your Webmail: Squirrelmail, Webmail: Roundcube, phpMyAdmin, Setup Node.js App, Select PHP version, Setup Python App, Resource Usage, RVsitebuilder, Softaculous Auto Installer
Softaculous Apps Installer Here you can set up Joomla, AbanteCart, ,phpBB, SMF, WHMCS, Open Real Estate, MyBB, pH7CMS, Dolphin, Laravel, OpenCart, Concrete CMS, ClipBucket and your WordPress installation.
Believe me when I say you will not use most of the options listed above. If you run into issues you will always want to contact your web hosting support to get them to sort it out or at least point you in the right direction. Of the above options I really only use domain set up, sub domain set up, email setup, check email and WordPress installation.
As well as the above options you can also check on Disk Space usage, bandwidth usage, number of e-mails, number of FTP Accounts, number of databases, the domain you are managing, the PHP Version you are using for that particular domain and the times of logins.
You have full control using your Cpanel unlike the all in one services where you have limited control of the backend. At the end of the day it is up to you how much control you want over your site/s.
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