Effective Web Hosting – How to choose between cPanel, Plesk & Webmin?

Most of the people who are in need for web hosting support look for easy & simple methods to manage servers. While there is confusion in terms of usability, scalability, maintainability, and security, the good news is that a lot of web hosts offer very good control panels in their plans.

They’re just web interfaces that allow admins or users to use and manage multiple server services from a web browser.

An important factor that you should consider before you select one, is to know what the vendor of web hosting support offers. For organizations with 2-3 sites, Plesk is opted by most of them. For organizations with more than 10 sites, cPanel is opted.

Lets now discuss in detail about how to choose between cPanel, Plesk, and Webmin.

cPanel & WHM :

Including both user-level interface (cPanel) and a server management interface (WHM), this hosting control panel is being preferred by many. Seamless operation of these two interfaces provide hosting & site management for end-users, server admin tools for hosting providers and resellers.

Though cPanel is popular among most people, some still put forward that they don’t actually need a web panel.
cPanel tops & shines in terms of usability & security. Regular updates at good intervals prevent vulnerabilities & bugs.

Features of cPanel:

Command Line Utilities: Command Line Utilities in cPanel opens up doors for even amateur programmers since the cPanel API has become always readily available to non-coders. All that you need to know is how to use a command line.

Speed & high responsiveness: Speed & Responsiveness has become the priority for cPanel. This has reduced the memory usage by 25% compared to the previous versions.

EasyApache 4 and PHP-FPM: The packages and dependencies are made simple and fast with EasyApache 4 . PHP-FPM provides the required security

Auto SSL and SNI Support: SSL certificates are automatically installed and kept updated. With the SNI support, cPanel users can now have domain-specific certificates for /cpanel, /whm, and /webmail redirects.


Plesk supports both linux as well as windows and the panel comes with several editions, each tailored for specific hosting cases. The UI is slightly cleaner than cPanel, and in terms of the features plesk and cPanel are very similar. Both are used by multiple hosting companies and customers. Plesk also utilizes less server resources than cPanel.

Plesk has made the server management really easy and efficient to target both amateurs and hardcore developers.

Host Agnostic: Plesk can be run on any OS. Be it a Linux version or Windows, plesk should not cause any problems. You can also run Plesk on Docker Hub. This is a strong factor that differentiates Plesk from cPanel, which only runs on CentOS.

WordPress Hardening in just 1-click: WordPress hosting customers can entrust their security management to Plesk with one click. Plesk will then check bug fixes, plugin installations and security patches for you.

1-Click SSL Security: Since having SSL security is really important, it can be really difficult to set it up and keep it up-to-date. So, Plesk has this 1-click SSL security feature, which will allow it to handle automatically, configuring and obtaining a certificate so that both web panel and all sites you’re hosting are safe and secured.

Wrapping up our inisghts, Consider C Panel in terms of maintainability as it requires decent hardware because it utilises more server resources, when compared to plesk & webmin (this uses very minimum resource)/ Keeping regular updates as forefront parameter, auto updates are provided at regular intervals by cPanel & Plesk. So the servers stays secured from new vulnerabilities or bugs.