A web hosting control panel is a management and control software offering numerous features to optimally provide web services through the operating system. The control panels are selected and installed depending on the performance and client preference. You can use a control panel to manage and create website content, files, database, DNS records, security settings and so on in a completely graphical environment.
To create and manage a website, the best tool to use is a web hosting control panel. Various control panels are available for this purpose on the Internet, providing different options to the user. You need to carefully examine the features and advantages of each control panel prior to selecting the appropriate one for you. Several important features to be considered in choosing a control panel are as follows.
The ability to check and edit security settings, as well as to install security software and plugins on the control panel.
The ability to create and manage website backups, as well as the ability to easily and swiftly restore those backups.
The ability to monitor your services, resource allocation & usage and websites through an easy-to-use graphical environment.
The ability to create a reseller service is one of the main features of a web hosting control panel.
cPanel is the most popular, widespread and comprehensive web hosting control panel, whose first edition was released in 1996. This powerful control panel can be installed on most Linux and Unix releases, offering full features for managing and controlling a website, web content, databases, DNS records and security. Users can conveniently implement their operations in a graphical environment.Read More
As an emerging control panel in web hosting, DirectAdmin is has recently become one of the main competitors of cPanel. As a Canadian control panel, the first version of DirectAdmin was released in 2003. It has been drastically developed to provide better services and features to users and can be installed on most Linux and Unix releases. It can manage website content, files, databases, maintain security, control DNS records, emails and much more.Read More
Plesk is essentially a Windows control panel, the first version of which was developed in 1998. Plesk has also offered a version to be installed on Linux, however it is generally regarded as Windows control panel. Plesk owes its popularity to support for ASP and PHP and simultaneous support for MySQL and MS SQL as well as a smooth graphical environment. Other features of this panel include but are not limited to advanced file management, domain and DNS management, email management, and automatic script installation.Read More
Interworx is an extremely light and simple control panel offering numerous splendid features. This control panel was first introduced under the name Nexus Project in 2000. Later in 2004, its first stable release was introduced as InterWorx. This control panel offers low monthly fees and full features in a sophisticated, smooth graphical environment, which appeal to a huge population of fans. Similar to other top web hosting panels, InterWorx offers multiple capabilities in managing files, emails, domain, DNS and security settings.Read More