Saturday, 6 September 2014

Importance of Control Panels ( Cpanel and plesk) in web hosting management..

Every web hosting user is aware of  'control panels', by name may be?
Do you know what it does? neither did I. 
I dug deep into sources and here it is what I got, as promised sharing the insights with you now.

First of all, #control #panels what are these?

Managing multiple websites is very difficult as a website owner, to solve this hassle control panels are used. These panels give us complete control over the system, without the need to run codes every time. It is an Admin user interface. Where not just the admin but the hosting client also has the power to manage small thing their way.

Control Panel is a completely web-based interface which has the capability to manage your web services from a single location. These web based control panels can manage everything such as email accountsFTP accountsfile management functions, the creation of sub-domainsdisk space monitoringbandwidth monitoringcreate backups and much more.

The web hosting control panels provides an elegant solution to Linux newbies to host multiple websites on VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and Dedicated Servers. This kind of hosting panel offers easy to use management software’s to simplify the process of handling servers without the need of expert knowledge of sever administration.
The most famous and powerful control panels are cPanel and Plesk. These two popular panels are paid software’s and hosting provider will charge a monthly fee for installing it on the server. Fortunately, there are few more alternate open source control panels available to download at no cost with similar features.
Now, let’s move further to explore the 2 most trusted control panels one-by-one. 

1. cPanel

cPanel is a Unix based hosting control panel. The Graphical interface helps you to manage your Website and web hosting accounts very easily and quickly. The automation tools are designed to simplify the process of a website.
cPanel give you a complete control over the various aspects of website and administration through a standard web browser and also streamlines the process such as Creating databasesetting up an email account and auto responder and managing website files.
Cpanel client view

2. Plesk

Plesk is a hosting control panel similar to cPanel which allows you to manage your hosting account through a web-based interface. 
This panel can be used with VPSShared and Dedicated Server. Plesk also enables you to control thousands of virtual host under a single machine. The control panel allows you to automate many tasks which in turn reduce the time, cost and resources. It also increases the profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Control panels make your hosting plan most reliable
  1. Create FTP account for users.
  2. Manage and create an email account and databases like MySQL and PsotgreSQL.
  3. Add domains and subdomains.
  4. Restore and take backup of files.
  5. Manage DNS and other resources.
This is the client view for the plesk panel:

Plesk client view

This is it for now, If you want some more details, I can surely get it to you just ask your doubts in the comment box below.
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