If you are a serious webmaster who is very careful about his website then you might have idea about ‘how important a control panel is for your website?’ There are many control panels available and selection of a specific control panel is a difficult decision because each of these comes with their own pros and cons.
Many webmasters will claim cPanel as the best control panel and even web hosting services providers provides a hosting package with this name as ‘cPanel web hosting‘. More than being simple and availability of extra features this control panel is very easy to learn and comfortable from both, client and admin side. Latest upgrades of providing better support for service clustering in windows it has captured more share of internet market, but still this feature has few bugs which should be removed very soon.
Plesk’s presence is very long in the market as it has few features of its unique type and not available with other control panels. Plesk provides better clustering support than any other control panel. It is possible to set up a network of multiple servers and make them to act as a single service unit. So surprisingly it becomes possible to run both Linux servers and Windows servers as a single unit. According to to recent news Parallels has taken over Plesk
This control panel is becoming very popular with a cruising speed these days. Though it may not have as much features as other control panels have, but so far stability and resource usage is concerned it is far better than others. Other advantage is because of having less features the ratio of bugs is also less. This is suitable for budget hosts as it is capable of hosting multiple clients with a great stability.
Other control panels like ‘Hsphere’ are outdated already and being dominated cleanly by above three which are really making the choice difficult for webmasters.
Sometimes the chosen hosting for our personal or corporate website does not meet our needs. Often the accommodation where we have placed our website does not work with the speed we want, does not have the capacity or simply outdated and have the urgent need to change hosting.
However, making a change like this is a real headache for many, especially for less experienced and therefore to follow certain steps to change hosting as smoothly as possible. And one of the key steps is to store all files in the current server to a hard disk, thus you make sure that all information on the web is going to be perfect.
It is essential to backup files on your hard drive of your database, or what is the same thing a backup of the original data in order to have them in case of loss. Once safeguarded, transfer the content to the new server and import the backup of your database to the new service provider of hosting. And do not forget to create new email accounts with your new settings.
When hosting change, a necessary step is to change the name server records where we have registered the domain. And patience, this change requires up to 48 hours. When done, check the site, browse, and see if everything is truly operational. Never forget, delete both database and files from your previous provider.
And if all this seems a mountain, nothing better to put in the hands of professionals for you to carry out a change of hosting, fast and hassle free in the shortest time possible without any loss of information.