Control panels are used by customers to manage their various hosted services in a single place. Over the years there has been an increase in the amount of web hosting control panel software packages that are being released. They allow customers to have an easier time setting up their servers remotely and the management process becomes much simpler. Websites are easily managed from the comfort of a web browser. Some common control panel features include:

  • Domain name system management
  • Email system management
  • FTP management
  • Web-based file system access
  • Backup management
  • SSH user/key management
  • Database management
  • Logfile access and reporting
  • Plugin system for configuring additional services and installing app

Also there are enterprise grade control panels available for websites as well. They also make it easier to manage servers. Enterprise control panel features include:

  • Manage multiple servers from one control panel interface
  • Service monitoring and alerting
  • A ticketing system for customers
  • IPv6 support
Managing Web Hosting Servers with Control Panels

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