Web Hosting Control Panel Introduction

Once people get into web hosting services, there are several control panels available for them to choose, with which they could manage their web server easily even they have no web technology knowledge. And among them, cPanel and Plesk are the two most popular choices in the whole market. In below article, we will give you some basic introduction on both of them.


cPanel is regarded as the best web hosting control panel for Linux-based web server. As an icon-based server management tool, people could learn how to use it with almost no learning curve. With features cPanel provides include file management, Email management, traffic status report, database management, domain management, server configuration and more. cPanel really make server management an easy task.


Plesk comes with close features as cPanel, which allows users to set up new websites, and email accounts, and DNS entries via a web-based interface. Plesk can be applied on both Linux and Windows hosting servers. Until now, Plesk has attracted a large group of users, especially on Windows, no other control panel could compete with it.

Who is better

Between these two control panels, the interface of cPanel is simpler and easy to understand. All of the features are accessible from the front page. For Plesk, it has secondary menu, which means it might be hard for newbies to find the tool to manage their server. In terms of the functionality, both cPanel and Plesk are quite similar.

But considering cPanel is only for Linux, if you choose Windows, Plesk is pretty much the best one you could find in the industry.

Which Web Hosts Offer Them?

To be honestly, cPanel and Plesk dominate the whole web hosting industry. Almost all the well-known web hosts choose one of them. For example, Bluehost, InmotionHosting, WebHostingHub choose cPanel while 1and1 and Hostgator deploy Plesk on their Windows server.