Basically cPanel is a user friendly control panel with a graphical interface that makes it easier to control the hosting of your websites.
Usually a cPanel has following features: addon domains, subdomains, file manager, mysql, fantastico. Fantastico is where you install CMS software like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla.
Hostgator is famous for its great cPanel. Not only does it load fast, but it also updated to the latest version with a unique theme and unique features. Hostgator does support PHP5.
How to login to the Hostgator cPanel:
It’s simple. You just have to know your site’s IP address. Just go to your browser (ie: firefox) and type in http://18.104.22.168/cpanel
If your domain is linked already to Hostgator (via domain registrar) then you can use the domain name: http://www.yourdomainnamehere.com/cpanel or http://cpanel.yourdomainname.com/.
You will get the login information in your welcome email from Hostgator. Remember that you won’t be able to login to your cPanel if you haven’t paid the first invoice or if your account has been flagged.
If you don’t have a Hostgator account yet, then give them a try. Hostgator is the #1 hosting company in the opinion of thousands of users. Use the coupon code GATOREXCLUSIVE to get an exclusive $10 off.