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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 and open source control panels[edit]

Systems listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Control panel License Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support VCS IPv6 Support Multiserver Support
AlternC GPL 2 2017-11-07[1] No Yes No PHP PHP / Perl / Shell script Yes git Yes No
Domain Technologie Control GNU LGPL 2013/04/04 Limited FreeBSD support Yes No PHP MySQL ? git No ?
Froxlor GPL 2024-03-29[2] No Yes No PHP PHP, MariaDB or MySQL[3] No git Yes No
i-MSCP GPL, MPL 2018-05-16 No Yes No PHP Perl, C Yes git Yes No
ISPConfig BSD 2024-06-20; 15 hours ago No Yes No PHP PHP, MariaDB or MySQL[4] Yes git Yes Yes
Kloxo AGPL 2011/11/13 No CentOS (6 not currently supported) or Red Hat EL 5.x [1] No PHP PHP, MySQL No git No Yes
Usermin BSD style 2024-04-15[5] Yes Yes No Perl Perl ? tarball ? ?
Virtualmin GPL 2023-09-15[6] Yes [2] Yes No Perl Perl Yes tarball Yes Partial [3]
Webmin BSD style 2024-04-16; 2 months ago Yes Yes Partial Perl Perl Yes git Yes Yes
Zentyal GPL 2024-02-26; 3 months ago No Yes No Perl Perl Yes git ? ?

Proprietary control panels[edit]

Systems listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Control panel Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support HTTP/2 Support IPV6 Support Multiserver Support
cPanel & WHM 2024-04-19[7] FreeBSD version retired Yes EOL Perl Perl Yes Yes[8] Yes Yes
DirectAdmin 2019/09/25[9] FreeBSD version retired Yes No C++, scripts, PHP, Vue.js C++, scripts, PHP Yes Yes[10][11] Yes Yes
Hosting Controller 2014-12-24 No Yes Yes .NET MSSQL Yes No Yes Yes
InterWorx 2024-04-09[12] No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plesk 2024-04-16[13] No Yes Yes PHP PHP, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL[14] Yes Yes[15] Yes Yes
Virtualmin Pro 2016/01/05[6] Yes[4] Yes No Perl Perl Yes No Yes Partial[5]

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
cPanel & WHM Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
DirectAdmin Yes Yes SSH Yes
Domain Technologie Control Yes ? SSH Yes
Hosting Controller Yes ? ? Yes
i-MSCP Yes No SSH Yes
InterWorx Yes Yes SSH Yes
ISPConfig Yes Yes SSH No
Kloxo Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
Plesk Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet 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

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
cPanel & WHM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Yes[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Technologie Control 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
Kloxo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plesk 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AlternC". Alternc.com. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  2. ^ "Index of /releases". files.froxlor.org. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  3. ^ "Installation | froxlor Documentation". docs.froxlor.org. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  4. ^ "The Perfect Server - Debian 12 (Bookworm) with Apache, BIND, Dovecot, PureFTPD and ISPConfig 3.2". HowtoForge. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  5. ^ "Webmin". Webmin.com. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  6. ^ a b "Webmin". Webmin.com. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  7. ^ "Change Logs - cPanel & WHM Documentation". cpanel.net. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  8. ^ "Support for HTTP/2 and Virtuozzo 7 - cPanel Blog". Blog.cpanel.com. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ "DirectAdmin Web Control Panel Version History". directadmin.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  10. ^ "http2 (BETA) Version 1.582". directadmin.com. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  11. ^ "How-to: Enable HTTP/2 in Apache/Nginx/cURL". forum.directadmin.com. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Version History - InterWorx". Interworx.com. Retrieved 20 April 2024.
  13. ^ "Change Log for Plesk Obsidian". docs.plesk.com. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  14. ^ "Software Requirements for Plesk Obsidian". docs.plesk.com. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  15. ^ "Я предлагаю вам (Future Suggestions)". Retrieved 11 November 2021. "Apr 13, 2016 / UPD: HTTP 2.0 support is now available in Plesk 12.5 MU#28!"
  16. ^ "ClamAV - How To". help.directadmin.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2019.