The Benefits of cPanel and How TotalChoice Hosting Integrates It into Our Web Hosting Services

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In the world of web hosting, managing your website and its associated services can be a complex task. One tool that has proven to be invaluable in simplifying this process is cPanel, a powerful web-based control panel. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of cPanel and discuss how TotalChoice Hosting seamlessly integrates it into their services, providing a user-friendly experience for customers.

What is cPanel?

cPanel is a popular web-based control panel designed to help website owners manage various aspects of their web hosting accounts, including email, domains, files, databases, and security. By providing a graphical interface and automation tools, cPanel simplifies the process of hosting and maintaining a website, making it accessible even for those with limited technical knowledge.

The Benefits of cPanel

User-friendly Interface: cPanel’s intuitive interface is designed for ease of use, allowing users to quickly navigate and manage various aspects of their hosting accounts without requiring advanced technical skills.

One-Click Installations: TotalChoice Hosting enhances cPanel by installing Softaculous, an integrated application installer, for their customers. This addition allows users to install popular web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal with just a few clicks, saving time and effort.

Email Management: cPanel provides comprehensive email management tools, enabling users to create and manage email accounts, set up email forwarding, configure spam filters, and more.

File Management: With cPanel’s built-in File Manager, users can easily upload, download, and manage files directly within their web hosting account, without needing separate FTP software.

Database Management: cPanel includes tools for managing MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, allowing users to create, modify, and manage databases for their web applications with ease.

Security Features: cPanel offers various security tools, including SSL certificate management, password-protected directories, IP address blocking, and hotlink protection.

Resource Monitoring: cPanel provides users with information about their hosting account’s resource usage, including disk space, bandwidth, and CPU usage, helping them monitor and optimize their websites’ performance.

Backup and Restore: cPanel allows users to create and manage backups of their hosting accounts, ensuring that their data is safe and secure in case of any unexpected issues.

How TotalChoice Hosting Integrates cPanel into Their Services

At TotalChoice Hosting, we understand the importance of providing a reliable and user-friendly web hosting experience. That’s why we have seamlessly integrated cPanel into our web hosting services, ensuring that our customers can easily manage their websites and hosting accounts.

Easy Account Management: TotalChoice Hosting customers can access their cPanel directly from their hosting account dashboard, allowing for quick and convenient management of their website and hosting services. Log in to your account at to start experiencing the benefits of cPanel today.

Customized cPanel Experience: We have customized the cPanel interface to provide a consistent experience for our customers, with TotalChoice Hosting branding and specific features tailored to our customers’ needs.

Regular Updates and Maintenance: TotalChoice Hosting ensures that our customers’ cPanel installations are always up to date with the latest features and security patches, providing a secure and reliable hosting experience.

Comprehensive Support: Our knowledgeable and friendly support team is well-versed in cPanel and can assist customers with any questions or issues they may encounter while using the control panel.


cPanel has revolutionized the way website owners manage their hosting accounts, making it a vital tool in today’s web hosting landscape. By integrating cPanel into our services, TotalChoice Hosting is committed to providing our customers with an efficient, user-friendly experience that simplifies website management. If you have any questions about cPanel or our hosting services, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team, who are always happy to help. Log in to your account at!

Power Maintenance Notice – Southfield, MI Data Center

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TCH Family,

Please be advised of an upcoming Power Maintenance Window. You can always view TCH announcements by navigating to and clicking on “Announcements” in the top navigation bar.


Detroit Edison will be performing maintenance on 02/04/23 between the hours of 08:00-19:00 EST (8am-7pm). There is no downtime expected.

Building power will be transitioned to generators at 07:45 and remain on until commercial power is restored. The facilities team will be onsite to monitor generators.

Start of maintenance window: 2023-02-04 08:00:00
End of maintenance window: 2023-02-04 19:00:00

Expected downtime: None

Happy New Years

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TCH Family –

2022 is finally in the books.  What a year it was!

The new year will mark TotalChoice’s 24th Anniversary in the Web Hosting Business.  What a ride it has been.  Over the years, we have seen many changes to the Web Hosting business. TotalChoice has always strived to provide our clients with the best hosting values.

The new year will bring exciting updates to our product offerings, service levels, and more.  Here are some of the plans we have in place for 2023.

  1. Updated and Improved Status Pages
  2. New and improved VPS services
  3. Improved Knowledge Base
  4. Additional Bare Metal Server options
  5. Web Site Improvements
  6. Forums Contests (Remember the old contests?)
  7. Additional Backup Options
  8. More Michigan Colocation Options

These are just a few of the exciting plans for 2023.

I hope that everyone enjoys this beautiful New Year.

Thank you for supporting TotalChoice Hosting!



Network Maintenance Notice

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TotalChoice will be performing maintenance on 01/07/2023 between the hours of 00:00-06:00 EST (12am-6am).

Technicians will be slotting new line cards on Core switches. There is no scheduled downtime with this maintenance; however, it is considered high risk due to the nature of the work.

Start of maintenance window: 2023-01-07 00:00:00
End of maintenance window: 2023-01-07 06:00:00
Expected downtime: None

The discussion topic for this maintenance is located here.

Horde Email EOL

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Dear TCH Family,

Horde support will be removed from cPanel & WHM starting with Version 108. This is because Horde does not support PHP 8.x, and PHP 7.4 reaches its End of Life in November 2022. Horde relies on PHP 7.4, which reaches End of Life on November 28, 2022 and will no longer be available after this date. Because of this, cPanel will remove Horde.

Roundcube will become the primary cPanel Webmail client.

What does this mean for TotalChoice Customers that use Horde?
cPanel Webmail offering will be focused on Roundcube going forward. Your email will be available in Roundcube just as it is in Horde today.

What do I need to do to prepare for this?
Nothing.  All email and data will be moved from Horde to Roundcube.

What about my calendars and contacts?
When cPanel & WHM update to version 108, the system will automatically migrate all Horde data to Roundcube.

If you require any assistance please just let us know and our technical support team will be more than happy to assist.