This article will explain the differences between cPanel and Plesk 10.
For Linux users, the cPanel / WHM (WebHost Manager) is by far the most
popular control panel and is the most sought after control panel by web
hosting clients. A cPanel VPS
includes both the WHM login and the cPanel client login for management.
cPanel provides an intuitive interface to help website owners manage
their VPS hosted sites, while WebHost Manager (WHM) automates server management
tasks for server administrators. Together, they reduce overhead by
simplifying complex tasks and allowing customers to manage their own
accounts. Professionals and novices alike love the power cPanel and WHM
offers, including the ability to activate new web technologies with the
click of a mouse. This allows your company to meet the needs of today's
hosting customers with minimal effort.
cPanel, the client administration client that is designed for website
owners simplifies tasks such as uploading and managing web pages,
creating email accounts, installing web-based applications, abuse
protection, website statistics, viewing error logs, setting up parked
domains, adding add-on domains, and much more site-related tasks.
WHM, the WebHost Manager, is designed for server administrators such as
those with a Virtual Private Server. The WHM client allows you to setup
and modify cPanel accounts, receive alerts if the server goes down,
install applications, create hosting plans, integrate web technologies,
upgrade apache, and even allows you to brand cPanel interfaces with
custom logos if you so desire.
One of the major advantages of the Plesk control panel is simplicity.
Whereas cPanel has two applications, the client and server management
(WHM), Plesk combines it all under one login destination and they use
different logins that grant access to administrator, reseller, client,
domain owner, or mail user privileges.
Parallels Plesk Panel has a redesigned cleaner and easier to navigate
interface. Your most commonly used tasks will be available to you
immediately and all menu options have been streamlined allowing you to
get what you need done efficiently and with minimal hassle. Parallels
Plesk Panel comes with many additional skins and gives users the ability
to design custom skins and manage them in the browser-based interface.
Use the custom desktop feature to design and brand the panel to your
With Parallels Plesk working on and releasing Plesk 10, they are
constantly innovating and adding new features to make their control
panel as easy and painless to manage for clients. With 10.0, they have
added service plans and subscriptions, easier multiple domain hosting
management, multiple FTP account management for Linux, a new
administration panel for administrators, a health monitor to track
server health, and a new integrated customer and business manager module
to manage billing, store fronts, online payments, and accounting.