The Best Web Hosting Control Panels – Overview

Posted on December 23rd, 2016

Web hosting control panels provide a web-based interface for managing hosted services in a single place. There are some common features for all control panels which include, FTP management, database management, email management etc.


Overview of some Top Control Panels

1) cPanel

cPanel is the most popular and widely used control panel. cPanel interface is easy to use and it also support IPv6 support and multi-server management. cPanel is compactable with Linux only.

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2) Plesk

Plesk is compatible with Windows only. Plesk allows you to manage hosting accounts through a web based interface.

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3) DirectAdmin

DirectAdmin is an open source webhosting control panel. It provides an interface to manage unlimited websites, email accounts etc.

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4) Webuzo

Webuzo is a solitary client control board/Application Director which permit clients to convey mainstream web applications like Word Press, Joomla and Drupal and so forth with a single click. No System Administrator level skills are required to introduce such applications.

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The following are the criteria we used when searching for the best control panel:

1) Open Source and Free Software.

2) Quick and easy to set up.

3) Relatively modern and easy to use.

4) Suitable for install on an existing server setup.


Common Control panel features

1) Provide domain system management.

2) FTP (File Transfer Protocol) management.

3) Email system management.

4) SSH user/key management.

5) Database management ((MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other database systems).

6) Backup management.

7) Web-based file system access.

8) Plugin system for configuring additional services and installing apps such as WordPress, Joomla etc…

9) Logfile access and reporting.


Enterprise Control Panel Features

1) A ticketing system for customers.

2) IPv6 support.

3) Manage multiple servers from one control panel interface.

4) Service monitoring and alerting.

5) Allow multiple customers to run the control panel software in parallel on a server.


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3 Responses to “The Best Web Hosting Control Panels – Overview”

  1. Noble Ozogbuda says:

    Nice tips, thanks for sharing it.

  2. ZesleCP Team says:

    Dear Interserver Team,

    Could you please include our ZesleCP Control Panel in your list of control panel in this article?

    Thanks in advance.

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