Top 8 Web Hosting Control Panels
A Web hosting control panel is a
web-based interface that enables users to manage hosted services in a
single location. Control panels can manage email account configuration,
databases, FTP users' accounts, monitor webspace and bandwidth
consumed, provide file management functionality, create
backups, create subdomains and much more.
Web hosting control panels offer an attractive solution to
developers and designers that host multiple web sites on virtual
private servers and dedicated servers. This type of server management
software simplifies the process of managing servers. By offering an
easy to user interface, the control panels avoid the need to
have expert knowledge of server administration.
Two of the most popular control panels are Plesk and cPanel.
These are web-based graphical control panels that allow you
to easily and intuitively administer websites, DNS, e-mail accounts,
SSL certificates and databases. However, they are both proprietary
software. Hosting providers will charge a monthly fee for
these control panels to be installed on a server. Fortunately, there is
a wide range of open source software available to download at no cost
that offers a real alternative to these proprietary solutions.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 8 high quality web hosting
control panels tools that let users take full control of a web hosting
account. We give our highest recommendations to Virtualmin, ISPConfig,
Now, let's explore the 8 web hosting control panels at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
|Web Hosting Control Panels
||Powerful and flexible web hosting control panel based
hosting control panel supporting many Linux distributions
||Scriptable, distributed and object oriented Hosting
friendly, modular platform for developers
||Complete control panel written in PHP
web hosting automation software
||Multi Server Control and Administration Panel
every day server administration over the web
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