18 popular web hosting control panels

Web hosting control panels list

Web hosting control panels are a must-have for system administrators and web hosting providers nowadays. That is why we have created a list of the most popular web hosting control panels.

Control panels make management and automation tasks easier for sysadmins. They allow, for instance, managing one or several servers from a single dashboard. So, as a smart tool to manage critical tasks such as patches, setups, installations, monitoring, etc., it must be properly chosen.

Here is a list of the most popular web hosting control panels on the market.

Plesk

Plesk control panel

Plesk is the most popular commercial web hosting control panel on the market. This commercial control panel is developed for Linux and Windows. It offers monthly and annual pricing plans for both dedicated servers and virtual private servers (VPS).

Plesk includes features such as:

  • Full access via SSH.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Advanced monitoring.
  • +100 Extensions.
  • Complete WordPress Toolkit.

Developer: Plesk International GmbH.

Latest Plesk release: Plesk Obsidian.

Plesk license: proprietary.

Control Web Panel (CWP)

CWP control panel

Control Web Panel (CWP) is a powerful, community-driven web hosting panel for dedicated servers and VPS. It has different licensing options:

  • A free version.
  • A Pro version — with or without support.
  • A special Pro version for partners.

CWP is developed for Linux operating systems and it includes features such as:

  • Modern and intuitive user interface.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Full automation of processes.
  • Server logs visualization.
  • Monitoring tools.

Developer: Studio 2/4 host and Linanto LLC.

Control Web Panel license: Free software under Control Web Panel License.

ISPConfig

ISPConfig control panel

ISPConfig is a free, open source hosting control panel for Linux. It supports numerous Daemons and Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS.

ISPConfig includes features such as:

  • Several access levels.
  • Web server management.
  • DNS server management.
  • Mail server management.
  • Numerous managed services.

Developer: ISPConfig UG.

Latest ISPConfig release: ISPConfig 3.2.7p1.

ISPConfig license: BSD license.

Virtualmin

Virtualmin control panel

Virtualmin is an open source website and domain hosting control panel, based on Webmin. There are two versions of this control panel:

  • Virtualmin GPL, a free, open-source version.
  • Virtualmin Professional, a premium version available for a monthly or annual fee.

Virtualmin is developed for Linux and BSD systems and includes features such as:

  • Advanced access control.
  • Easy server logs visualization.
  • Monitoring tools.
  • Numerous security features.
  • Comprehensive tools for managing databases.

Developer: Virtualmin, Inc.

Latest Virtualmin release: Virtualmin 6.13.

Virtualmin license: GNU General Public License.

ISPManager

ISPManager control panel

ISPManager is a commercial website and web server control panel based on Linux. It offers a free 14-day trial version and several licensing options, available for a monthly or annual fee:

  • Lite.
  • Pro.
  • Host.
  • Business.

ISPManager includes features such as:

  • Domain management.
  • Built-in security tools.
  • Support for all popular CMS.
  • Backup system.
  • Multiple PHP versions supported on a single server.

Developer: ISPsystem.

ISPManager license: proprietary.

Vesta Control Panel

Vesta control panel

Vesta CP is a free, easy-to-use web hosting control panel. Its core functionalities are completely free, but Vesta also offers commercial plugins available for a monthly fee or a lifetime license. Its source code is publicly available to be downloaded and modified as desired.

Vesta Control Panel includes features such as:

  • Server statistics monitoring.
  • Powerful backup system.
  • Linux PAM authentication mechanism.
  • Built-in firewall.
  • Fast web interface.

Developer: Vesta Control Panel.

Latest Vesta CP release: Vesta 0.9.8-26.

Vesta CP license: GNU General Public License v3.

DirectAdmin

DirectAdmin control panel

DirectAdmin is an easy-to-use and powerful web hosting control panel. It is highly customizable and offers diverse licenses:

  • Free 60-day trial.
  • Personal.
  • Lite.
  • Standard.

DirectAdmin is compatible with diverse Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian and RHEL. It includes features such as:

  • Complete system usage statistics.
  • Several access levels.
  • Automatic SSL.
  • Unlimited customization abilities.
  • Automatic installation and configuration of selected software packages.

Developer: JBMC Software.

Latest DirectAdmin release: DirectAdmin 1.62.9.

DirectAdmin license: proprietary.

Ajenti

Ajenti control panel

Ajenti is an open source web hosting control panel, with two available options: Ajenti 1.x as a server administration panel and Ajenti 2 as a lightweight admin panel. Ajenti is developed for Linux and BSD systems and compatible with many Linux distributions.

Ajenti includes features such as:

  • Responsive remote terminal.
  • Fast and secure access.
  • Easily extensible using Python.
  • Numerous plugins available.
  • Ajenti Core and Ajenti V.

Developer: Ajenti Project.

Ajenti license: MIT.

Sentora

Sentora is a free, open source web hosting control panel, based on the foundations of ZPanel. It is developed to work on a wide variety of linux distributions and targeted to small and medium ISPs.

Sentora includes features such as:

  • Fully customizable control panel.
  • Multi-client environment.
  • Community and premium support.
  • Simplified management.
  • Numerous add-ons.

Developer: The Sentora Project.

Latest Sentora release: Sentora 1.0.3.

Sentora license: GNU General Public License v3.

BlueOnyx

BlueOnyx control panel

BlueOnyx is a free, open source web hosting control panel. It is a modernized fork of BlueQuartz. It is compatible with many Linux distributions, such as RHEL, AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux.

BlueOnyx includes features such as:

  • User-friendly web-based interface.
  • Web, email, DNS and file transfer services.
  • IPv4, IPv6 and dual-stack support.
  • Reseller management.
  • GDPR tools.

Developer: Solarspeed.net.

Latest BlueOnyx release: BlueOnyx 5210R.

Blueonyx license: Sun modified BSD license.

cPanel

cPanel control panel

cPanel is an intuitive web and server control panel, targeted to small and medium businesses, developers, digital agencies and hosting providers. It offers a free 15-day trial and different paying licenses:

  • cPanel solo.
  • Admin.
  • Pro.
  • Premier.

Besides, cPanel offers licenses for cloud environments and bare-metal servers. It includes features such as:

  • Automation of all server management tasks.
  • Control and flexibility.
  • Add-ons and third-party plugins.
  • Tools for designing custom databases.
  • Secure backups.

Developer: cPanel, L.L.C.

Latest cPanel release: cPanel 102.

cPanel license: proprietary.

Froxlor

Froxlor control panel

Froxlor is a lightweight, open source server control panel, developed by experienced server administrators. It is available for free. It includes features such as:

  • Multistack.
  • Simplified management.
  • API based.
  • Advanced SSL.
  • Easy management of resellers and customers resources.

Developer: Froxlor team.

Latest Froxlor release: Froxlor 0.10.33.

Froxlor license: General Public License (GPL).

Easy Hosting Control Panel

EHCP control panel

Easy Hosting Control Panel or EHCP is a free, open source hosting control panel. It supports many Linux distributions. EHCP includes features such as:

  • Easy customization.
  • Web statistics.
  • SSL support.
  • Management of domains, FTP, emails, etc.
  • Different user levels.

Developer: Easy Hosting Control Panel.

Latest EHCP release: EHCP 20.04.

EHCP license: General Public License (GPL).

Webmin

Webmin control panel

Webmin is one of the earliest web hosting control panels, developed for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and other Unix-like OS. It is a system configuration tool that can be used on any web browser. Webmin includes features such as:

  • Numerous built-in functions using modules.
  • Powerful and flexible.
  • SSH keys support.
  • Third-party modules.
  • Support for a wide list of systems.

Developer: Jamie Cameron and Webmin community.

Latest Webmin release: Webmin 1.984.

Webmin license: BSD license.

ApisCP

ApisCP control panel

ApisCP is an open source web hosting control panel. It offers a free 30-day trial version and diverse licenses available for a monthly or annual fee:

  • Pro.
  • Startup.
  • Mini.

Apis control panel includes features such as:

  • Performance and security-focused.
  • Integrated monitoring.
  • Automation.
  • Intelligent updates.
  • Quick installation.

Developer: Apis Networks, Inc. 

Latest ApisCP release: ApisCP 3.2.

ApisCP license: proprietary.

aaPanel

aaPanel control panel

aaPanel is a free, open source hosting control panel. It offers a free license and a paying professional license, on a monthly or annual subscription. Besides, it has diverse plugins available for a monthly fee and it includes features such as:

  • Module-based.
  • Fast deployment.
  • Real-time monitoring.
  • Numerous security features.
  • One-click function.

Developer: aaPanel.

Latest aaPanel release: aaPanel 6.8.21.

Zesle Control Panel

Zesle control panel

Zesle Control Panel or ZesleCP is a lightweight, easy-to-use web hosting control panel. It offers diverse pricing plans, available for a monthly, annual and lifetime fee:

  • Solo.
  • Personal.
  • Pro.
  • Business. 

ZesleCP includes features such as:

  • API support.
  • Multi-accounts.
  • One-click apps.
  • SSH keys management.
  • Easy Firewall Manager interface.

Developer: Zesle Software Inc.

Latest ZesleCP release: ZesleCP v3.1.11.

Zesle Control Panel license: proprietary.

CyberPanel

CyberPanel web hosting control panel

CyberPanel is a free, open source web hosting control panel for OpenLiteSpeed

CyberPanel includes features such as:

  • Management of unlimited websites.
  • Active community support.
  • One-click SSL.
  • Command-line interface.
  • Free cache plugins included.

Developer: CyberPanel team.

Latest CyberPanel release: CyberPanel 2.1.2 Stable.

CyberPanel license: General Public License v3.

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