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Comparison of web hosting control panels

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

Contents

  • License and Operating system support 1
    • Free/Libre Control Panels 1.1
    • Proprietary Control Panels 1.2
  • Remote access 2
  • Email management 3
  • References 4

License and Operating system support

Free/Libre Control Panels

Control panel Licence Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support VCS IPV6 Support Multiserver Support
Aegir LGPL Yes Yes 2014/01/08 Yes Yes No PHP, AJAX PHP, MySQL/MariaDB ? ? ? ?
Ajenti [1] AGPL, Proprietary Yes Yes 2014/03/28 FreeBSD 8.0+ Yes No Python Python Yes git No [2] No
AlternC GPL 2 Yes Yes 2013/11/07 No Yes No PHP PHP / Perl / Shell script Yes [3] git / svn Yes [4] No
Baifox GPL Yes Yes 2009/04/19 No Yes No PHP PHP, SQLite ? ? ? ?
EHCP [5] GPL Yes Yes 2012/04/01 No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
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
Gnupanel GPL Yes Yes 2012/03/21 No Yes No PHP PHP, PgSQL ? ? ? ?
i-MSCP GPL, MPL Yes Yes 2014/09/15 No Yes No PHP Perl, C Yes ? Yes No
ISPConfig BSD Yes Yes 2014/10/01 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes ? 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 [7] No PHP PHP, MySQL No ? No Yes
Kloxo-MR (Kloxo fork By Mustafa Ramadhan) AGPL Yes Yes 2014/05/24 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL/MariaDB No git Yes Yes
OpenPanel [8] GPL, Plugin API LGPL [9] Yes Yes 2013/02/20 Planned [10] Debian [11] Planned [12] C++, AJAX Core: C++, Modules: Any language Yes [13] Mercurial Partial [14] Planned [15]
SysCP GPL Yes Yes 2010/05/11 Yes Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes ? Yes No
Sentora [16] GPL 3 Yes Yes 2014/07/30 No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes ? ? ?
Froxlor GPL Yes Yes 2013/10/25 Yes Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes ? Yes Partial
Usermin BSD style Yes Yes 2014/03/20 Yes Yes No Perl Perl ? tarball ? ?
Virtualmin GPL Yes Yes 2014/03/16 Yes [17] Yes No Perl Perl Yes tarball Yes Partial [18]
Webmin BSD style Yes Yes 2014/03/20 Yes Yes Partial Perl Perl Yes tarball Yes Yes
WebsitePanel [19] BSD style Yes Yes 2012/11/28 No No Yes ASP.NET ASP.NET, MSSQL No ? Yes Yes
Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) GPL Yes Yes 2013/09/19 No Yes No Perl Perl Yes git ? ?
ZPanel [20] GPL Yes Yes 2014/03/03 Limited FreeBSD support Yes Yes PHP PHP, MySQL Yes ? Yes No
VestaCP[21] GPL Yes Yes 2014/08/05 No Yes No PHP PHP, BASH, C No ? Planned Partial
Control panel Licence Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support VCS IPV6 Support Multiserver Support

Proprietary Control Panels

Control panel Licence Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support IPV6 Support Multiserver Support
cPanel Proprietary No No 2014/12/03[1] FreeBSD Version Retired Yes EOL Perl Perl Yes Yes Yes
Plesk Proprietary No No 2014/06/16[2] No Yes Yes PHP PHP/MySQL Yes Yes Yes
MachPanel Proprietary No No 2014/06/30 No No Yes .NET .NET Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Proprietary No No 2013/12/26 Yes Yes No C++ C++, scripts, PHP Yes Yes Yes
H-Sphere Proprietary No No 2012/12/11 Yes Yes Yes Java Java Yes ? Yes
HDE Controller X Proprietary No No 2011/11/01 No Yes No PHP PHP ? Yes Yes
XO Panel Proprietary No No 2013/05/18 Yes Yes Yes (Beta) PHP C/C++ Yes Yes Yes
Hosting Controller Proprietary No No 2011/09/05 No Yes Yes .NET MSSQL Yes No Yes
InterWorx Proprietary No No 2014/09/22[3] No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes Yes Yes
ISPmanager Proprietary No No 2014/06/23 Yes Yes Partial C++ C++/sqlite Yes Yes Yes
Server Management Tool Proprietary No No 2012/09/1 No Yes No PHP, Perl PHP, Perl No No Yes
ServerPilot[22] Proprietary Partial[23] No SaaS No Yes No Backbone.js, CoffeeScript Python, Go No Yes Yes
Virtualmin Pro Proprietary No No 2012/08/23 Yes[24] Yes No Perl Perl Yes Yes Partial[25]
Hepsia CP Proprietary Yes No 2013/11/08 No Yes Yes PHP PHP/MySQL/PgSQL Yes No Yes
Webuzo [26] EULA [27] Yes No 2013/07/01 No Yes No PHP PHP No ? Yes No
Control panel Licence Free Open Source Alive (last release) BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support IPV6 Support Multiserver Support

Remote access

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 using HTTP frontend
Ajenti Yes (plugin) ? SSH, HTML5 Yes
Baifox Yes (only Pureftpd) [28] ? ? ?
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 Yes
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 [29] Planned [30] SSH [31] Planned [32]
Plesk Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
SysCP Yes No No 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
Hepsia CP Yes Yes SSH, HTML5, NodeJS Yes
VestaCP Yes No SSH Planned

Email management

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 [33] 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 No 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 [34] Yes Yes Planned Planned Planned
Plesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SysCP Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes (broken [35])
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 No No Yes Yes No No
Hepsia CP Yes Yes, SPF Yes Yes Yes ?
VestaCP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

References

  1. ^ "Downloads - cPanel Inc.". cPanel.net. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://sp.parallels.com/hcap/support/policies/plesk-lifecycle/
  3. ^ http://www.interworx.com/developers/changelog/
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