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cPanel cP1con mini conference in Edinburgh
Posted by Paul Nesbitt on 27 April 2016 08:56 AM

Edinburgh cP1con venue!

cPanel cP1con mini conference in Edinburgh

You hardly need to convince our team here at PAC WebHosting about the merits of cPanel as a web hosting control panel - after all, we already use it for all of our own web hosting plans! It is our very admiration of the Linux-based system, in fact, that led us to take an interest in a new and exciting cPanel mini conference in the beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

The debut of cP1Con

Earlier this year, cPanel announced the new industry event series, cP1Con. Conceived with the aim of building on the success and appeal of the annual two-day, three-night Conference by condensing its best parts into a single day event, cP1Con also distinguishes itself by being held in various locations across the world.

Following Dallas and Los Angeles dates, cP1Con's only UK event this year arrived at Edinburgh's Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Festival Square on Thursday 14th April, playing host to various exciting speakers.

As Stephen Brent May, cPanel Marketing Product Owner, observed at the time of the cP1Con event series' unveiling: "We exhibit at and attend several web hosting shows each year, but cP1Con gives us the opportunity to interface with an audience made up of only cPanel users. We're excited about this endeavour, and we can't wait to see how our attendees respond."

So... how did the Edinburgh event go?

There was little denying that the Edinburgh cP1Con boasted an impressive selection of speakers to interest those looking to find out more about the latest and greatest things about the cPanel software as it stands right now.

One such speaker was Ken Power, whose morning presentation saw him explore the incredible technical development of cPanel to date, as well as the company's future plans for the world's most popular control panel.

He was followed at 10am by Jacob Perkins, who showed both site owners and developers how they could maximise flexibility, save time and reduce operation costs through the most astute use of EasyApache4 and cPanel's new MultiPHP support.

Whatever one wished to learn about cPanel, cP1Con offered the chance

The fascination for avid cPanel fans continued throughout the day. Among the afternoon speakers was David Snead, who tackled the common legal misconceptions and instructed attendees on how they could minimise costs and enhance value through the appropriate creation, protection and structuring of their business.

Nick Jackson was also on hand to tell guests how they could minimise vulnerabilities and defend against the most frequent and successful types of attacks to which shared hosting systems can be subjected.

Earlier in the day, there were also welcome guest speaker appearances by WHMCS owner Matt Pugh and CloudLinux's VP of Sales and Business Development, Alexander Yevelev. The former guest focussed on the WHMCS v6 features that provide customers and staff alike with the most seamless login experiences, while the latter held a two-part security workshop outlining how a shared hosting environment's stability, manageability and profitability can be immediately enhanced.

The day's proceedings were concluded with an appearance from Richard Asp, who explained to attendees the advantages of migrating to a cPanel and WHM server, including the opportunity to offer all manner of additional tools and services to clients at the same time as reducing support costs.

We couldn't think of a better way to bring the day to a close, and it certainly seemed to mark a successful first staging of the much talked-about cP1Con in Britain.

But there's much more to find out about cPanel

Whether you are a current user of cPanel - perhaps as a result of signing up for one of our web hosting packages here at PAC WebHosting - or you are considering its advantages for your own site, we would urge you to check out the official cP1Con site for the latest information on upcoming events.

Alternatively, of course, you could attend the longer-established - as well as just plain-old longer - cPanel Conference for the debut of new content and various other exciting happenings related to all things cPanel!


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