Web Hosting Control Panel
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A Web Hosting Control Panel is an important part of finding
the right web host for your website. There are many different
types of web hosting control panels and each top web hosting
provider has their preference for which control panel they
installed. This guide explains what web hosting control panels
are and reviews the different types of web hosting
control panels that are available. Learn what web hosting
control panels are and decide which one is best for your website. One of the biggest mistakes webmasters, particularly new webmasters, can make is buying a web hosting solution - be it Linux or Windows - that does not have the right control panel software for their needs. Since multiple hosting control panel vendors exist, each web host you might review in your website hosting search could be operating a different control panel application, version or even a proprietary control panel; review them carefully.
Most web hosting control panels have been designed by third-party
companies and are purchased and installed by the web host.
The cPanel web hosting control panel is regarded as one of
the best web
hosting control panels for Linux/UNIX web servers and
was chosen by top web host HostMonster. Some web hosts have
chosen to custom design their own web hosting control panels.
IX Web Hosting boasts their custom designed web hosting control panel
is the most advanced and feature filled web
hosting control panel for Windows web hosting. StartLogic
chose the vDECK
web hosting control panel which is based upon cPanel and,
according to our user feedback, combines ease of use without
sacrificing the needs of more advanced web hosting control
panel users. The Yahoo web hosting control panel is a completely
customized and proprietary application designed mainly for
ease of use and includes access to features such as their
page builder and marketing modules.
Free Web Hosting Control Panel Software at IX Web Hosting with Web Login
What is a Web Hosting Control Panel?
A web hosting control panel is basically software that is
installed on the web server where you host your website that
allows you to login to a secure area of your website using
a web browser. Once you have logged into the web hosting control
panel you can administer and manage many of the features of
your website. A web hosting control panel will allow you to
set up the various functions and features of your website
such as email accounts, FTP accounts, add or remove sub-domains,
manage files and manage many other simple web hosting features.
The web hosting control panel will save you time by allowing
you to administer these features without having to contact
support. More advanced web hosting control panels will even
allow you to install and administer web hosting scripts like
a BLOG, a guest book, a forum and even ad serving software
with ease. Through the web hosting control panel, users are
able to access and use all the features on a web host provider's
Which web hosting control panel is the best for me?
According to our users, web hosting control panels differ
mainly by how easy they are to use, versus how complex and
full-featured they are. The best way to determine which one
is right for you is to test them out. Most web host providers
have a demo of their web hosting control panel that allows
you to login and try them out. IX Web Hosting and HostMonster both
provide an online demo of their web hosting control panel.
Other web hosts have a web hosting control panel tutorial
that lets you see the various features and functions that
are included with their control panel. StartLogic is an example
of a web hosting provider that has an online tutorial that
takes you through the features of their vDeck web hosting
Please tell us about your Web Hosting Control Panel experiences.
Of course, we want to hear from you about your Web Hosting
Control Panel experiences. Be sure to drop us an email
if you find a great (or bad) Web Hosting Control Panel with a web host (whether proprietary or shared). If
you are not currently satisfied with your web host providers web
hosting control panel, or perhaps you web host providor does not even
offer a web hosting control panel, then it is time to switch
web hosts. The HostIndex.com Showcases list top web hosts
that include web hosting control panels for free. If you prefer
Windows Hosting, the visit the HostIndex.com
Windows Hosts Showcase. The HostIndex.com Linux Hosting Showcase lists web hosts with a web hosting
control panel for the UNIX/Linux website web server platform.