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A Control panel refers to the web interface provided by the hosting provider for the administration of the hosted websites, databases, emails and lot more. Plesk, H-Sphere, vDeck, Hosting Controller are control panels on Windows-based hosting accounts and servers. these let you easily manage many aspects of your account.

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Windows Server Hosting Control Panels

Windows Server Hosting Control Panels

A control panel (in web hosting industry) refers to the web interface given by the hosting provider for the administration of the hosted websites, databases, emails and lot more. Today, almost all web hosting providers offer control panels on their shared platform, even on VPS or dedicated server. We’ve made this detailed guide to help you understand the most popular options available on the market and decide which is the best choice for you.

 

Plesk is a control panel available on our Windows-based hosting accounts and servers. It lets you easily manage many aspects of your account, including the files, applications, and emails hosted on your account or server. 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. There are four login levels in Plesk, with each one having its appropriate roles and responsibilities:

Administrator: The highest individual server level login which allows web hosting admins to set up and manage all system items. Multiple servers can be centrally managed with the master level login of Plesk Expand.

Client/Reseller: Second tier login account where the users are given domain creation rights from the system administrator. Clients can administer to groups of domains using a single login.

Domain Owner: These are third tier individual domain owner accounts with predetermined permission sets and interface for single domain administration.

Mail User: This is the fourth tier individual mail account which allows the user to log in to their own private interface and manage passwords, spam filters, anti-virus settings and much more.

Plesk offers simplified and automated workflows for hosters and agencies, as well as provides its own ecosystem with more than 100 third-party extensions. The latest version of Plesk is integrated with Github and Docker. It has multi-server management features and is able to obtain or update SSL certificates automatically using the Let’s Encrypt service.

Windows Server Hosting Control Panels plesk

ZPanel is an open source web hosting control panel written in PHP and is compatible with Microsoft Windows server and POSIX (Linux, UNIX, MacOSX and the BSD’s) operating systems. From the easy to use control panel, users can create and manage MySQL databases, email mailboxes, forwarders and distribution lists as well as setup and host multiple domains on one server.

ZPanel uses several open-source (or freely available) software packages to provide a secure, web hosting system. ZPanel has been in development for nearly 10 years.

z-panel

H-Sphere is a scalable multiserver web hosting solution for Linux, BSD and Windows platform.

It has some advanced options and a sophisticated billing system to automate and improve your webhosting tasks. H-Sphere was designed to work on multiple machines and can be scaled by adding more web mail, databases and DNS servers without any downtime.

H-sphere

vDeck is a popular control panel adopted by hosting companies like iPage, FatCow, PowWeb, StartLogic and iPower. One of the more popular features of vDock is the ability to control and more easily manage larger and more complex websites. Users of the vDeck can install pre-designed templates as well to make the navigation appear more customized and one of the biggest features that is catching the eye of webmasters is ability to add-on additional control modules. As your website grows, vDeck has the ability to plug in additional controls that you need for a growing online business website.

v Dock

Hosting Controller is a complete array of Web hosting automation tools for the Windows VPS server family platform. It is the only multilingual software package you need to put your web hosting business on autopilot.

The HC has its own complete billing solution which is tightly integrated within the control panel and does all the invoicing and billing.

 

Comparing Hosting Control Panels

Although each panel should, in theory, ensure a similar level of control, the actual situation may vary from panel to panel. Here goes the basic comparison of the most popular hosting control panels for windows and their features:

Name

Free

Open Source

Last Release

Frontend

Backend

IPv6

Plugins

Plesk

No

No

2017-04-27

PHP

PHP/MySQL

Yes

Yes

ZPanel

Yes

Yes

2014-09-17

PHP

PHP,MySQL/MariaDB

No

Yes

H-Sphere

No

No

2013-12-02

Java

Java,MySQL/Postgresql

No

Yes

vDeck

No

No

2012-01-31

Java

Java

No

No

Hosting Controller

No

No

2018-01-26

.NET

MSSQL

Yes

Yes

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My name is Linda, I have Master degree in Information Technology Engineering. I have some experiences in working with Windows and Linux VPS and I have been working for 2 years on Virtualization and Hosting.