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Dec, 18

HOSTING CONTROL PANELS

HOSTING CONTROL PANELS

Before explaining hosting control panels, it's better to get information about the concept of web hosting.

 

Web Hosting

Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet. Websites are hosted or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view a website, all they need to type that website address or domain name into their browser. Their computer will then connect to related server and the web pages will be delivered to them through the browser.

 

Control Panel

A web hosting panel is a tool that allows you to control most of the web services like web pages, emails, FTP services and etc. For most system admins, a control panel with a GUI presents a much easier way to manage and monitor all hosted services.

 

Web hosting control panels tasks

There are many tasks to do with control panels, some of these tasks referenced here:

  • Domain Management
    • Sub Domains
    • Registering Domains
    • Park Domains
    • Domain forwarding
    • DNS editing
    • MX records
  • DNS Management
  • Email Management
    • Setup and manage mail account
    • Setup email forwarders
    • Setup email spam filter
  • Database management
  • FTP
  • File manager
  • Backup and restore
  • Logging and monitoring
  • Security: TLS/SSL
  • Installing apps to launch web pages

 

There are different hosting control panels. The most popular ones are:

CPanel

This Linux based control panel is placed in the first category of control panels due to its high popularity and professional features with easy operations.

 

DirectAdmin

It is another control panel based on Linux platform and it is easiest control panel to use.

 

Interworx

InterWorx is dedicated to the Linux platform like CPanel and DirectAdmin.

 

Plesk

Plesk is available for both Linux and Windows platforms. Many Web hosting providers who provide both Linux and Windows hosting for customers, they prefer Plesk.

 

H-Sphere

H-Sphere is another control panel for both Linux and Windows platf