What control panel is best for my 123-reg VPS?

This article applies to 123-reg VPS hosting control panels.

Learn more about the differences between cPanel and Plesk 10 from this informative article.


cPanel / WHM (WebHost Manager) is one of the most popular control panel for Linux users. It’s also the favourite control panel for web hosting clients. The cPanel VPS includes the WHM login as well as the cPanel client login for the management. cPanel makes it easier for site owners to manage their sites by providing them an intuitive interface. WebHost Manager (WHM) helps server administrators save time by automating server management tasks. When used together, these simplify complex tasks and allow customers to manage their own accounts.

These benefits along with the ability to activate new web technologies with just one click is why both professionals and novices love the power cPanel and WHM provide.

cPanel helps website owners simplify tasks such as: uploading and managing web pages, installing web-based applications, creating email accounts, website statistics, setting up parked domains, adding add-on domains, viewing error logs and many other tasks.

WHM is particularly useful for server administrator, especially those with a Virtual Private Server. The VHM client helps you setup and modify cPanel accounts, install applications, create hosting plans, integrate web technologies, upgrade apache and also sends your alerts if the server goes down, upgrade apache. WHM also allows you to brand cPanel interfaces with custom logos.

Plesk 10

Simplicity is the main advantage of the Plesk control panel. While cPanel has two applications, Plesk combines everything under one login destination, allowing for different logins to grant access to administrator, reseller, client, domain owner, or mail user privileges.

The Parallels Plesk Panel has a cleaner and easier to get around interface. You will see your most commonly used tasks immediately and all menu options have been streamlined so that you can complete your tasks efficiently and with little to no hassle.

There are also many additional skins in the Parallels Plesk Panel and you can also design custom skins and manage them in the browser-based interface. To design and brand the panel, use the custom desktop feature.

Parallels Plesk is constantly improving and new features are always added to make the control panel as hassle-free as possible for clients.