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The following tables compare general and technical information for a variety of web hosting control panel software.

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Licence and Operating system support

Control panel Licencing OS Support Design
  Licence Free Full Opensource BSD Linux Windows Frontend Backend Plugin Support IPV6 Support
Baifox GPL Yes Yes No Yes No PHP PHP, SQLite  ?  ?
cPanel Proprietary No No Yes Yes Partial / Beta  ?  ?  ?  ?
DirectAdmin Proprietary No No Yes Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?
Domain Technologie Control GNU LGPL Yes Yes Limited FreeBSD support Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?
ehcp GPL Yes Yes No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Partial System level
Gnupanel GPL Yes Yes No Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?
GPLHost GPL  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
H-Sphere Proprietary No No Yes Yes Yes Java Java  ?  ?
Hosting Controller Proprietary No No No Yes Yes .NET MSSQL Yes No
InterWorx Proprietary No No No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL Yes  ?
ISPConfig BSD Yes No No Yes No PHP PHP, MySQL  ?  ?
ISPmanager Proprietary No No Yes Yes Yes  ? C++ Yes  ?
ispCP GPL  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Lxadmin (now Kloxo) GPL Yes Yes No Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?
openLSM GPL Yes Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
OpenPanel GPL Yes Yes  ? Yes No  ?  ?  ?  ?
Plesk Proprietary No No Yes Yes Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?
RavenCore  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
SysCP GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes No PHP PHP,MySQL Yes Yes
Usermin BSD style Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?
VHCS Mozilla Public License Yes Yes  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Virtualmin GPL Yes Yes  ? Yes No Perl Perl Yes Yes
Virtualmin Pro  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
WebCP  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Webmin BSD style Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Perl Perl Yes  ?

Remote access

Some control panels allow shell (console) access to the underlying OS through a Java applet, requiring the client-side computer use Java Virtual Machine software. Other control panels allow direct access using telnet or secure shell (SSH).

Control panel FTP Anonymous FTP Terminal File Browse/Upload/Download using HTTP frontend
Baifox  ?  ?  ?  ?
cPanel Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
DirectAdmin Yes Yes SSH Yes
Domain Technologie Control Yes  ? SSH Yes
ehcp Yes Yes SSH Yes
H-Sphere Yes Yes SSH Yes
Hosting Controller Yes  ?  ? Yes
InterWorx Yes Yes SSH Yes
ISPConfig Yes No No Yes
ispCP Yes No  ?  ?
LxAdmin Yes Yes Java Applet Yes
Plesk Yes Yes SSH, Java Applet Yes
SysCP Yes No No Yes
Usermin  ?  ?  ?  ?
VHCS Yes No  ?  ?
Virtualmin Yes  ? SSH,Java Applet Yes
Virtualmin Pro  ?  ?  ?  ?
Webmin Yes No Java Applet Yes

Email management

While all control panel software below support multiple email accounts, the features they provide vary.

Control panel Antivirus Antispam Forwarders Mailbox quota DomainKeys
Baifox  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
cPanel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin No Yes Yes Yes  ?
Domain Technologie Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ehcp possible possible Yes Yes possible
Gnupanel  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
H-Sphere Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
Hosting Controller Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
InterWorx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISPConfig Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ispCP  ? Optional Yes  ?  ?
LxAdmin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SysCP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usermin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
VHCS  ? Optional Yes  ?  ?
Virtualmin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Virtualmin Pro  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Webmin Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?

Third party modules

Web hosting packages often provide easy means of installing web services onto the server. Packaging services allow the Control panel to fetch a list of installable modules from the internet, whilst hard-coded methods require that the Control panel is updated to add new modules which are accessible

Control panel Third Party Module Installation Methods Modules Available
  Subscription Service Free service Allows Upgrades? Shopping cart Bulletin board Gallery Chat Guestbook
Baifox  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
cPanel  ?  ?  ? Agora phpBB No° phpMyChat Yes
DirectAdmin  ?  ?  ? No° No° No° No° No°
Domain Technologie Control  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
ehcp  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gnupanel  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
H-Sphere  ?  ?  ? Miva, osCommerce phpBB No WebChat Extropia
Hosting Controller  ? Yes Yes Numerous Options Numerous Options Numerous Options  ?  ?
InterWorx  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
ISPConfig  ?  ?  ? No° No° No° No° No°
ispCP  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
LxAdmin  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plesk  ? Via APS Yes Miva phpBB Coppermine gtchat, CSLH No°
SysCP No Via APS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usermin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
VHCS  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Virtualmin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Virtualmin Pro  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Webmin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?

° Available through third-party script-installer plugin.

Supported Backends

Control panel Web server FTP server Receive mail Send mail SQL programming languages
  Lighttpd Apache PureFTPd Vsftp ProFTPd Dovecot Courier Sendmail Postfix PostgreSQL MySQL PHP Perl Python
Baifox  ? Yes Yes No No  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes  ?  ?  ?
cPanel No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAdmin Yes(Not officially) Yes  ?  ? Yes Yes  ?  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Technologie Control No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
ehcp No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gnupanel  ? Yes  ?  ? Yes  ? Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
H-Sphere No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hosting Controller No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
InterWorx No Yes No No Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISPConfig No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ispCP Yes Yes  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ? Yes No Yes (4 or 5) Yes (5.x) Yes No
LxAdmin Yes Yes Yes  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plesk No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?  ?
SysCP Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes  ? Yes Yes  ?  ?
Usermin No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No
VHCS  ? Yes  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ? Yes  ? Yes (4 or 5) Yes (5.x) Yes  ?
Virtualmin  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Virtualmin Pro  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
webmin No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

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