What Is A Control Panel?
A Control Panel is software installed on a dedicated server or virtual private server that simplifies the management and administration of web hosting. A Control Panel automates a large number of tasks, such as controlling email boxes, FTP accounts, databases, web statistics, and more, through an easy-to-use graphical interface such as your web browser. Control panels allow someone with little experience to quickly and easily create websites and email boxes and even become a web hosting reseller.
What Exactly Does A Server Hosting Control Panel Do?
Server hosting control panels make managing your dedicated server or virtual private server much easier through point-and-click simple interfaces. They automatically set up and manage applications like web, mail, FTP, and database servers, complete with an easy-to-use web browser interface. Control panels provide web browser interfaces that allow you to set up accounts for staff, friends, and customers and manage all aspects of your server without having to be an expert with computers or web servers.
Do I Need A Server Hosting Control Panel?
If you are utilizing the Linux operating system, in most cases, the answer is “yes” due to the complexities (and power) of that operating system. Those utilizing the Microsoft Windows Server operating system have a built-in, easy-to-use control panel already through the Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) system, so when deciding if you need a more powerful hosting control panel for Windows Server, it really depends if you need the specific features and end-user manageability of a premium control panel.
Which Control Panel Is Right For Me?
Each hosting control panel does pretty much the same basic functions as mentioned above. However, each has its own custom features and software abilities that make it unique. Every control panel offered by TurnKey Internet has already been tested and certified 100% compatible with your dedicated server or virtual private server — so the right fit for you depends on your particular preference, the purpose of the server, and which operating system you plan to utilize.
Designed for web hosting and server automation, the award-winning Plesk control panel provides an easy-to-use interface, profitable access to applications, and a completely integrated provisioning, billing, and content management system for your business. With single-click access to hundreds of applications, an integrated site-building tool, and fully automated billing, Plesk enables your business to introduce new services and extend existing services quickly and conveniently. Plesk offers granular control, important functionality such as server health monitoring tools, convenient upgrade and migration tools, and control of user experiences with role-based access to functionality. Read more
Plesk is available for Linux & Windows operating systems.
DirectAdmin is web hosting control panel software, similar to cPanel, that lets you administer your website and hosting options using a graphical, web-based interface. You can manage an unlimited number of websites, email accounts, etc., using a DirectAdmin control panel. DirectAdmin automates tasks so that web servers can be easily shared and gives website owners a way to set up and manage websites quickly. Read more
DirectAdmin is available for Linux operating systems.
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