cPanel: cPanel is a web-based control panel that is used for managing web hosting service accounts. cPanel is one of the most popular Linux based control panels.
Plesk: Plesk panel user interface is similar to the WordPress admin panel and supports both Linux and Windows servers.
Webuzo: Webuzo is also a Multi-user control panel, which helps to deploy apps on the server. It can enable us to focus more on using applications rather than maintaining them.
Direct Admin: Direct Admin control panel uses the minimum of system resources. It will offer 3 access levels, i.e., Admin, Reseller, User. Direct Admin has five reasons to use, i.e., Ease of use, speed, stability, support, and price.
Significant Differences between these control panels are:
cPanel is one of the most popular Linux-based control panels for web hosting accounts.
Plesk was developed to work with both OS: Windows and Linux. It can be installed on Debian, CentOS, and Ubuntu.
Webuzo can also be deployed on Windows.
Direct Admin operating system will support CloudLinux, RedHat Enterprises/CentOS, Debian, and FreeBSD.
cPanel is an online Linux-based GUI used as a control panel to simplify website and server management.
Plesk enables web hosting customers to easily perform a wide variety of tasks using the robust and easy to use web interface.
Webuzo is available in the new and Easy to use User Interface.
Direct Admin provides a clean, efficient user interface that accommodates beginner to advanced users.
cPanel allows users to create MySQL and PostgreSQL databases and users to modify databases and access them.
Plesk allows MySQL/MariaDB database for Linux and MSSQL database for Windows Operating System.
Webuzo allows MySQL database, and this database is very easy to create in Webuzo.
Direct Admin allows MySQL and Maria DB databases.
cPanel features are mail, Security, Domains, Apps Galore, Files, Databases, Logs.
Plesk features are Spam filter management, Sites Published with SiteBuilder, Remote database hosting, Mail queue management.
Webuzo features are Domain management, database management, Email Accounts, CRON job Management, MX Records, Advanced Zone Settings, etc.
Direct Admin features are Create/Modify Admins and Resellers, Reseller Packages, Show All Users, DNS Administration, IP Manager, etc.
cPanel- Two separate login credentials are available for cPanel to manage the website and WHM for server-side administration tasks.
Plesk- In the service provider view of Plesk, the login credentials are different for End users and server administrators.
Webuzo-Webuzo also offers end-users and admins to have separate user names and passwords.
Direct Admin-It is a completely stand-alone control panel, administrators are free to upgrade/downgrade services, libraries, etc., without fear of breaking. Direct Admin is not as mature as the cPanel and Plesk control panel.
cPanel- It has three cPanel Plugins to Enhance the Security for the server,i.e., RKHunter, ConfigServer Security and Firewall, Admin-Ahead Linux Malware Detect.
Plesk tools that can enhance the security levels are Fail2Ban, Firewall and ModSecurity.
Webuzo allows mostly CSF security, and CSF is a Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall.
Direct Admin cPGuard is a security suite integrated with Directadmin that can provide protection to web apps. It has a website malware scanner and Commercial WAF.
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