Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Control Panel in web hosting


Control Panel in Web Hosting

Control panel in web hosting refers to the interface provided by the hosting company for the maintenance and monitoring of the hosted website.

Web Hosting Browser Based Control Panels:

In web hosting, browser-based control panels, such as CPanel, Plesk and XPanel, are used to manage servers, web services and users.


  • cPanel (“Control Panel”) is a graphical web-based web-hosting control panel, designed to make administration of websites easy.
  • It handles all aspects of website administration in its interface. The software, which is proprietary and distributed by cPanel Inc.,

CPanel System Requirements:

Processor: 266 MHZ or faster RAM: 65MB+, 1GB+ when hosting many sites HDD space: 10gb plus. cPanel also requires a fresh operating system installation


Plesk is a comprehensive control panel solution used by leading hosting providers worldwide for shared, virtual and dedicated hosting. The control panel is designed to simplify the management and administration of web sites. Plesk control panel automates a large number of tasks that allow service providers to reduce operating costs and resources while at the same time increasing profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Plesk Control Panel Solutions

Plesk control panel is the ideal solution for shared, virtual and dedicated hosting. As the most stable and secure multi-platform hosting control panel on the market, Plesk is used by leading hosting providers to increase per server profitability. Find out how Plesk control panel can help you increase your hosting plans to attract a wide range of customers.

Shared Hosting

Plesk’s tiered self-administration and uniform multi-platform design is perfect for the management of a shared hosting environment. The control panel empowers providers to manage thousands of domains running reliably on highly scaleable architecture optimized for the reseller channel. Non-technical staff can easily create, setup, and manage accounts while customers self-administer their virtual domains without technical support. Plesk control panel is the solution that meets both simple and complex hosting system configuration needs while allowing complete customization for differentiation while reducing costs.

VPS Hosting

Plesk control panel delivers management power in a small footprint making it an ideal solution for Virtual Private Server hosting. Using Virtuozzo and Plesk users can deploy templates of Plesk control panel systems in seconds while offering the complete isolation of a dedicated server. Point and click the upgrade of hundreds of Plesk servers from a single VPS console in minutes. Drag and Drop entire systems to new servers in seconds with little to no down time. Plesk and Virtuozzo are unsurpassed in their ability to increase ROI and generate revenue for the professional web hosting provider.

Dedicated Hosting

Plesk’s RPM installation and modular design allow Dedicated Hosting providers to meet the needs of tech savvy customers. Plesk control panel deploys and is ready in minutes quickly providing a high performance solution that is comprehensive yet inexpensive. The control panel provides several unique tools including and XML-API for automating the provisioning process and integrating 3rd party applications. A complete Software Development Kit with multiple backend utilities delivers service providers and their customers more power to adapt their offerings as well as an avenue for easy up-selling and additions.


Developed for professional hosting service providers, Plesk control panel is comprehensive server management software. The advantages Plesk provides set the standard for hosting automation and control panels.

Innovative Ease of Use

Plesk control panel has a redesigned cleaner and easier to use interface. The control panel comes with many additional skins and even gives users the ability to design custom skins and manage them in the browser-based interface. In particular, the new desktop feature increases the usability and flexibility of the control panel significantly.

Highest Stability

Plesk has been specifically designed to be the most stable and secure control panel available. Plesk has been proven under fire managing 5 million plus domains globally and can support thousands of accounts per server increasing profitability.

Most Secure

Not only does Plesk control panel contain new security measures but also, existing security features have been improved. The control panel’s redesigned subsystem improves overall system security as well as support for 3rd party FTP servers that make secure uploads possible.

Advanced Linux/Windows Platform Support

Plesk for Linux/UNIX and Windows now have many common features, skins, application packs, language packs and documentation. Operating systems supported are RedHat, SuSE, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, MacOS and Windows.


XPanel is a web hosting control panel allows you to give your visitors a free web site on your server. XPanel is currently in use by many free web hosting providers (allow users to create websites on their servers in exchange for advertising space on the users website pages). Many of these free host providers also see upgrades where users can pay a monthly fee to remove the advertising on their pages, add more space to their account, and add other options to their accounts.

XPanel Requirements

  • Domain Name(s)
  • Linux Dedicated or Virtual Private Server
  • root access for installation
  • Two IP Addresses
  • Apache 2
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL 5
  • Sendmail or Exim
  • PureFTPD 1.0.21
  • General knowledge of Linux system administration

XPanel recommends Fedora (without any cPanel, Plesk, Ensim, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere …)

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