A Control panel in web hosting refers to the interface provided by the hosting company for the maintenance and monitoring of the hosted website.
Some of the commonly available modules in most control panels:
- Access to server logs.
- Details of available and used webspace and bandwidth.
- Email account configuration.
- Maintaining FTP users’ accounts.
- Managing database.
- Visitor statistics using web log analysis software.
- Web based file manager.
Control Panel software which is licenced under proprietary licences
- Cortex from EMS-cortex
- H-sphere from Parallels
- Hosting Controller from Hosting Controller, Inc.
- Lxadmin now called Kloxo
- MachPanel from MachSol, Inc.
- Plesk from Parallels
Free and open source software - FOSS
Web-based control panels licensed under the GPL/other free licenses:
- DTC (Domain Technologie Control)