A web hosting control panel is a web-based interface provided by a web hosting service, e.g., CREATIVE ON That allows a user to their servers and hosted services.
(Software) Some Popular Web Hosting Control Panels are:
- (cPanel) is the web hosting control panel, or software that facilitates the management of a web hosting server, developed by cPanel, LLC, an American corporation. The software provides a graphical interface (GUI) and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the website owner or the “end-user.”
- (DirectAdmin) is a graphical web-based web hosting control panel designed to make administration of websites more accessible. DirectAdmin runs on any system with at least the following specifications:Processor: 500 MHz.Memory: 1 GB (2 GB is preferred), with at least 2 GB of swap memory.HDD Space: minimal 2 GB free space.
- (InterWorx) is a web hosting control panel software developed by InterWorx LLC. The application is divided into two interfaces: NodeWorx, which is used by a server administrator to manage a server, and SiteWorx, which is used by a website owner to manage his/her web site.
- (ISPConfig) allows administrators to manage websites, e-mail addresses, MySQL and MariaDB databases, FTP accounts, shell accounts, and DNS records through a web-based interface. The software has four levels for login: Administrator, Reseller, Client, Email-User.
- (Plesk) is a control panel that allows a server administrator to set up a new website, reseller accounts, e-mail accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface.
- (Webmin) is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows. With it, it is possible to configure operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services, or configuration files.
Web Hosting Control Panels Usually Include the Following ModulesWeb Servers (e.g.)
- (The Apache HTTP Server) is a free and open-source cross-platform webserver software Released under the terms of Apache license 2.0 Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation
- (Nginx) is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the two clause BSD license. A large fraction of web servers uses Nginx.
- Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities
- (Mail Servers)Within the Internet e-mail system, a message transfer mail agent or with mail agent (MTA) or mail relay is software that transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to another using SMTP.
- (Spam Filters), is a type of spam targeting users of instant messaging services SMS or private messages within websites.
- The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.
- A (system monitor) is a hardware or software component used to monitor system resources and performance in a computer system
- (Web-log analysis software) (also called a web-log analyzer) is a kind of web analytics software that parses a server logfile from a web server, and based on the values contained in the log file, derives indicators about when, how, and by whom a web server is visited.
- A (firewall) is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.
- (phpMyAdmin), is a free and open-source administration tool for MySQL and MariaDB. As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services.