Comparison of web hosting control panels

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a variety of web hosting control panel software packages.

License and operating system support[edit]

Free/Libre control panels[edit]

Control panel License Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support VCS IPv6 Support Multiserver Support
Aegir LGPL Yes Yes 2015/07/19 Yes Yes No PHP, AJAX PHP, MySQL/MariaDB  ? git[1]  ?  ?
Ajenti [2] AGPL, Proprietary Yes Yes 2014/03/28 FreeBSD 8.0+ Yes No Python Python Yes git Yes [3] No
AlternC GPL 2 Yes Yes 2015/05/07 No Yes No PHP PHP / Perl / Shell script Yes [4] git Yes [5] No
Baifox GPL Yes Yes 2009/04/04[2] No Yes No PHP PHP, SQLite  ? bzr  ?  ?
Domain Technologie Control GNU LGPL Yes Yes 2013/04/04 Limited FreeBSD support Yes No PHP  ?  ? git No [6]  ?
EasySCP GPL Yes Yes 2013/09/17 Limited FreeBSD support Yes No PHP Perl Yes  ? Yes No
EHCP [7] GPL Yes Yes 2012/04/01 No Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Froxlor GPL Yes Yes 2015/02/16 Yes Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes git Yes Partial
Gnupanel GPL Yes Yes 2012/03/21 No Yes No PHP PHP, PgSQL  ? git  ?  ?
i-MSCP GPL, MPL Yes Yes 2016/01/06 No Yes No PHP Perl, C Yes git Yes No
ISPConfig BSD Yes Yes 2016/10/28 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes git Yes Yes
ispCP GPL Yes Yes 2010/11/24 Limited FreeBSD support Yes No PHP Perl No  ? No No
Kloxo (formerly Lxadmin) AGPL Yes Yes 2011/11/13 No CentOS (6 not currently supported) or Red Hat EL 5.x [8] No PHP PHP, MySQL No git No Yes
Kloxo-MR (Kloxo fork By Mustafa Ramadhan) [9] AGPL Yes Yes 2015/10/30 (7.0.0.b version) No Yes [10] No PHP PHP, MySQL/MariaDB No git Yes Yes
Sentora [11] GPL 3 Yes Yes 2014/07/30 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes git  ?  ?
SysCP GPL Yes Yes 2010/05/11 Yes Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes  ? Yes No
MSPControl [12] BSD Yes No 2016/05/08 No No Yes ASP.NET ASP.NET, MSSQL No [closed] Yes Yes
SolidCP [13] CC BY-SA Yes Yes 2016/09/01 No No Yes ASP.NET ASP.NET, MSSQL No git Yes Yes
Usermin BSD style Yes Yes 2015/02/15 Yes Yes No Perl Perl  ? tarball  ?  ?
Virtualmin GPL Yes Yes 2015/01/31 Yes [14] Yes No Perl Perl Yes tarball Yes Partial [15]
Webmin BSD style Yes Yes 2016/08/08[3] Yes Yes Partial Perl Perl Yes git Yes Yes
WebsitePanel [16] BSD style Yes Yes 2015/08/30 No No Yes ASP.NET ASP.NET, MSSQL No  ? Yes Yes
VestaCP[17] GPL Yes Yes 2015/11/06 No Yes No PHP PHP, BASH, C Yes git Planned Partial
ZPanel [18] GPL Yes Yes 2014/03/03 (now dead) Limited FreeBSD support Yes Yes PHP PHP, MySQL/MariaDB Yes No  ? Yes

Proprietary control panels[edit]

Control panel License Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support HTTP/2 Support IPV6 Support Multiserver Support
CentOS WebPanel [19] Proprietary Yes Partial 2015/03/09 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes No Yes No
cPanel Proprietary No No 2016/11/02[4] FreeBSD version retired Yes EOL Perl Perl Yes No Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Proprietary No No 2016/02/21[5] Yes Yes No C++ C++, scripts, PHP Yes No Yes Yes
H-Sphere Proprietary No No 2013/05/15 Yes Yes Yes Java Java Yes No  ? Yes
HDE Controller X Proprietary No No 2012/07/24 No Yes No PHP PHP  ? No Yes Yes
Hepsia CP [6] Proprietary No No 2013/11/08 No Yes Yes PHP PHP/MySQL/PgSQL Yes No No Yes
Hosting Controller Proprietary No No 2014/12/24 No Yes Yes .NET MSSQL Yes No Yes Yes
InterWorx Proprietary No No 2016/02/17[7] No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes No Yes Yes
ISPmanager Proprietary No No 2016/01/02[8] FreeBSD version retired Yes Partial C++ C++/sqlite Yes No Yes Yes
Liveconfig Proprietary No No 2016/02/01[9] Planned[20] Yes No C++ C++/Sqlite Yes No Yes Yes
MachPanel Proprietary No No 2016/01/28[10] No No Yes .NET .NET Yes No Yes Yes
Plesk Proprietary No No 2015/09/28[11] No Yes Yes PHP PHP/MySQL Yes Yes[21] Yes Yes
Server Management Tool Proprietary No No 2012/09/1 No Yes No PHP, Perl PHP, Perl No No No Yes
ServerPilot[22] Proprietary Partial[23] No SaaS No Yes No Backbone.js Python, Go No Yes[24] Yes Yes
ServerSuit Proprietary No No SaaS No Yes No PHP PHP/MySQL No No No Yes
Virtualmin Pro Proprietary No No 2016/01/05[12] Yes[25] Yes No Perl Perl Yes No Yes Partial[26]
Webuzo [27] EULA [28] Yes No 2016/01/18[13] No Yes No PHP PHP No No  ? Yes
XO Panel Proprietary No No 2013/05/18 Yes Yes Yes (Beta) PHP C/C++ Yes No Yes Yes
Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) GPL No[14] No 2015/10/22 No Yes No Perl Perl Yes No git  ?

Remote access[edit]

Some control panels allow shell (console) access to the underlying OS through a Java applet, requiring that the client-side computer use Java Virtual Machine software. Other control panels allow direct access using telnet or secure shell (SSH).

Control panel FTP Anonymous FTP Terminal File browse/upload/download HTTP frontend
Ajenti Yes (plugin)  ? SSH, HTML5 Yes
Baifox Yes (only Pureftpd) [29]  ?  ?  ?
cPanel Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
MachPanel Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Yes Yes SSH Yes
Domain Technologie Control Yes  ? SSH Yes
Gnupanel  ?  ? SSH  ?
H-Sphere Yes Yes SSH Yes
HDE Controller X Yes Yes SSH Yes
Hosting Controller Yes  ?  ? Yes
i-MSCP Yes No SSH Yes
InterWorx Yes Yes SSH Yes
ISPConfig Yes Yes SSH No
ispCP Yes No No Yes
ISPmanager Yes No SSH Yes
Kloxo Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
Kloxo-MR Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
OpenPanel Yes [30] Planned [31] SSH [32] Planned [33]
Plesk Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
SysCP Yes No No Yes
ServerSuit Yes No Yes Yes
Froxlor Yes Partial Partial Yes
Usermin Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
Virtualmin Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
Virtualmin Pro Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
Webmin Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
ZPanel Yes Yes SSH Installable by third-party module
Hepsia CP Yes Yes SSH, HTML5, NodeJS Yes
VestaCP Yes No SSH Yes

Email management[edit]

While all control panel software below supports multiple email accounts, the features they provide vary.

Control panel Antivirus Antispam Forwarders Mailbox quota DomainKeys DKIM
Ajenti [34] No No Yes No Yes Yes
Baifox no  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
cPanel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MachPanel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Technologie Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gnupanel  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
H-Sphere Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
HDE Controller X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hosting Controller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
i-MSCP Optional Optional Yes Optional Optional Optional
InterWorx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISPConfig Yes Yes Yes Yes Possible Yes
ispCP Optional Optional Yes No No No
ISPmanager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kloxo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kloxo-MR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenPanel Planned [35] Yes Yes Planned Planned Planned
Plesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ServerSuit Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
SysCP Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes (broken [36])
Froxlor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usermin Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Virtualmin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtualmin Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Webmin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ZPanel Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Hepsia CP Yes Yes, SPF Yes Yes Yes ?
VestaCP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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