Hosting Control Panels
A control panel allows the customers of a web hosting company to manage much of their own affairs. For example, the control panel allows the owner of a domain to create and manipulate email and FTP accounts. The customer gets to do things quicker and without having to pay the hosting company for stuff they could do themselves.
There are so many Cpanels available in Market which we can use these softwares as our Hosting control panel.
Following are pretty Famous control panels
Linux – cPanel is a Linux based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site .cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides capabilities for administrators, resellers, and end-user website owners to control the various aspects of website and server administration through a standard web browser.
cPanel software gives you complete control over a vast amount of functions, streamlining useful processes such as:
- Creating databases
- Managing website files
- Setting up email accounts & auto responders
cPanel has grown to become the most popular web hosting control panel, running millions of websites around the world. cPanel was created to give server and website owners control over their properties. Whether you’re managing one, or hundreds, of servers and/or websites, cPanel software’s user friendly point-and-click interface allows you to customize your web hosting experience to fit your needs.
cPanel is designed to function either as a dedicated server or virtual private server. The latest cPanel version supports installation on CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and CloudLinux. cPanel 11.30 is the last major version to support FreeBSD.
To the client, cPanel provides front-ends for a number of common operations, including the management of PGP keys, crontab tasks, mail and FTP accounts, and mailing lists.
Several add-ons exist, some for an additional fee, the most notable being Auto Installers like Installatron, Fantastico, SimpleScripts, Softaculous, and WHMSonic (SHOUTcast/radio Control Panel Add-on). Auto Installers are a bundle of scripts which automate the installation (and update of) web applications such as WordPress, SMF, phpBB, Drupal, Joomla!, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, Geeklog, Moodle, MagicSpam WHMCS, and ZamFoo. Fantastico is a popular Auto Installer but is losing market fast because of lack of updates and fewer number of scripts.
cPanel manages some software packages separately from the underlying operating system, applying upgrades to Apache, PHP, MySQL, and related software packages automatically. This ensures that these packages are kept up-to-date and compatible with cPanel, but makes it more difficult to install newer versions of these packages. It also makes it difficult to verify that the packages have not been tampered with since the operating system’s package management verification system cannot be used to do so.
WHM (Web Hosting Manager)
WebHost Manager (WHM) is a web-based tool used by server administrators and resellers to manage hosting accounts on a web server. WHM listens on ports 2086 and 2087.
As well as being accessible by the root administrator, WHM is also accessible to users with reseller privileges. Reseller users of cPanel have a smaller set of features than the root user, generally limited by the server administrator, to features which they determine will affect their customers’ accounts rather than the server as a whole. From WHM, the server administrator can perform maintenance operations such as compile Apache and upgrade RPMs installed on the system.
The Parallels Plesk Panel software package is a commercial web hosting automation program. Originally released under the U.S. company Plesk Inc. and designed in Novosibirsk, Russia, Plesk was acquired by SWSoft in July 2003.
Parallels Plesk Panel allows a server administrator to set up new websites, reseller accounts, e-mail accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface. The administrator can create client and site templates, which predetermine resource-allocation parameters for the domains and/or clients.
Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix supports multiple POSIX platforms, including Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Red Hat Linux, SUSE and Ubuntu. Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows supports Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.
Parallels Plesk Panel installs custom versions of or manages versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL databases (Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine under Windows), Apache Tomcat Java platform server, and ColdFusion server.
Plesk is a control panel available on the following products:
Linux Virtual Private Servers (VPS) running CentOS
Linux Dedicated Servers running Ubuntu
Linux Dedicated Servers running CentOS
Windows Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
Windows Dedicated Servers
Windows Managed and Fully Managed Servers
Windows Shared Hosting
It lets you easily manage many aspects of your account, including the files, applications, and email1 hosted on your account or server.
DirectAdmin is an open source web hosting control panel that provides graphical admin interface to manage unlimited websites, emails accounts etc. the tasks are automated means DirectAdmin can manage your task automatically to set up and manage websites easily and quickly.
- Manage and create email account and manage database.
- Create FTP account for users.
- Manage frontpage extension, DNS and view statistics.
- Built in File Manager to manage uploads
- Set up error pages and directory password protection.
4) CENTOS WEB PANEL
CentOS Web Panel – Free Web Hosting control panel is designed for quick and easy management of (Dedicated & VPS) servers without of need to use ssh console for every little thing. There is lot’s of options and features for server management in this control panel. All though this is free control panel, it provides all most all the features which are provided by other panels
There are so many different control panels in market such as
HDE Controller X
and so on.. Also read about these panels, Though these are not much popular but these are also used by so many companies