Votes: 0Posted On: Jul 18, 2017 12:31:56
cPanel is one of the most widely used control panels on a Linux server. Its features and ease of handling make it so popular. But, in recent times, many new players have emerged are equally capable and offer similar features. Some are even for free.
Some of the common features of all control panels include FTP management, database management, email management etc.
Following are some of the Control Panels you can choose from
Plesk – A versatile control manager
Another most popular hosting control panel and a good alternative to cPanel is Plesk. Like cPanel, Plesk control panel makes use of an SSL-enabled web-based GUI, incorporated with frames. However, the Plesk can be used for Windows as well as Linux Servers. Plesk has an intuitive interface much like Windows XP which makes it look more elegant.
You can use Plesk on VPS, shared as well as a dedicated server. Many tasks in Plesk can be automated which results in better ROI by reducing the cost and resources considerably.
DirectAdmin – Affordable and effective
This little program is a graphical and web-based web hosting control panel, specially designed to make administration of websites easier. DirectAdmin is also compatible with several versions of Red Hat, Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, and Debian. With CentOS Linux, it is distributed by default.
It is less expensive and is more lightweight than either cPanel or Plesk, lessening server load.
Webmin – Most popular among free open source community
A long-standing choice of system administrators who want a free, full-featured open-source control panel, Webmin is a powerful tool to handle DNS, configuration, webmail, file sharing and the like. It can also become a traditional web hosting control panel with the addition of the Usermin and Virtualmin modules (and can also manage virtual systems with the Cloudmin module). Once the complete system is running, it rivals cPanel for functionality, and it will run on just about any Linux distro.
Ajenti – For all your server needs
Ajenti is a relatively much new product in the market but it has gained a lot of recognition and user acceptance in last few years. It comes along with a wide range of plugins for Apache, Cron, DHCPD, NFSD, Iptables, MySQL, Netatalk, NGINX, PostgreSQL, Samba, and many more. You can also view basic server information such as RAM in use, free disk space, etc. Ajenti takes care of cron, nameservers, file management.
Ajenti has a simple and streamlined interface which anyone can master quickly, and it does a nice job. What it doesn’t do is offer many of the deep management functions of cPanel or Webmin, but it’s worth looking at if you are just searching for a control panel which will handle the basics of server management without a learning curve or steep price.
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