Plesk vs cPanel vs Hosting Controller

This isn’t necessarily a “which is better” control panel comparison. But Plesk vs cPanel vs Hosting Controller is more of an informative and service based list. Every company is different and has different requirements for their business. Each of the panels are great for particular features.

  • MySQL
  • PostgresSQL
  • MySQL Dumps
  • Check/Repair Wizard
  • Microsoft SQL 2000
  • Microsoft SQL 2010
  • Microsoft SQL 2012
  • Microsoft SQL 2016
  • Microsoft SQL 2019

Databases

HC

  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Databases

Plesk

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Databases

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Control Panel Management Features

  • File Management
  • FTP Accounts
  • Directory Privacy
  • Backup Manager
  • Disk Usage
  • FTP Connections
  • Anonymous FTP
  • Web Disk
  • Backup Wizard
  • File & Directory Restore
  • Git

Files

HC

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Files

Plesk

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Files

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Control Panel Domain Features

  • Website Builder
  • Multiple Subdomains
  • Multiple Domains
  • Domain Aliases
  • Redirects
  • DNS Editor

Domains

HC

  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes

Domains

Plesk

  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Files

cPanel

  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Control Panel Scripting Features

  • PHP 5.x
  • PHP 7.x
  • ASP
  • ASP.net 2.0
  • ASP.net 3.5
  • ASP.net 4.0
  • ASP.net 4.5

Domains

HC

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Domains

Plesk

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Files

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

Control Panel Email Features

  • Basic Spam Filtering
  • Basic Anti Virus
  • POP/IMAP
  • SSL Encryption
  • SMTP Relay
  • SMTP TLS
  • Limit Outgoing Mail
  • Secure Webmail
  • Email Forwarding
  • Email Aliases
  • Email Routing
  • Autoresponders
  • Mailing Lists
  • Global Email Filters
  • Email Filters
  • SPF Protection
  • DMARC
  • CardDav
  • CalDav
  • Events/Rules
  • Folder Auto Clean
  • Signatures
  • Content Filtering
  • Team Workspaces
  • Email Sharing
  • Contact Sharing
  • Calendar Sharing
  • Tasks Sharing
  • Notes Sharing
  • Files Sharing
  • Usage Reports
  • Distribution Lists
  • External Contacts
  • Resource Mailboxes
  • Public Folders
  • Journal Rules
  • Mail Disclaimer
  • Shared Mailboxes
  • Retention Policy
  • Send on Behalf
  • Send as
  • In-Place Archive
  • Export PST
  • Import PST
  • Set Password Expiry
  • Restrict Incoming
  • Restrict Outgoing
  • Restrict Login
  • Catch All

Exchange Email

HC

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • OWA
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Contact Support
  • Calendar Support
  • Custom Rules
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No

Email

Plesk

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Roundcube
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Only Invalid Mails

Email

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Roundcube
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Disk Use
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Only Invalid Mails

Control Panel Metrics and Logs

  • Webalizer
  • Raw Logs
  • Raw Error Logs
  • AWstats
  • Visitor Logs
  • FTP Traffic
  • HTTP Traffic
  • POP/IMAP Traffic
  • SMTP Traffic

Logs

HC

  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No

Logs

Plesk

  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Logs

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Control Panel Features

  • SSH Access
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Custom SSL
  • Free SSL
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Softaculous
  • MultiPHP Manager
  • MultiPHP INI Manager
  • IP Blocker
  • Leech Protection
  • Website Compression
  • Application Manager
  • Website Copier
  • Email Migration Tool
  • Cron Jobs
  • Custom Index Pages
  • Custom MIME Types
  • Custom Error Pages
  • Apache Handlers
  • Panel Multi Languages
  • Panel Sub Accounts

Features

HC

  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes

Features

Plesk

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Features

cPanel

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Control Panels We Use

cpanel

cPanel is an online tool used as a control panel to simplify website management. cPanel allows you to publish websites, manage domains, organize web files, create email accounts, and more.

SEE ALL CPANEL FEATURES

Hosting Controller

We find use one of the most powerful control panel for our Windows hosting services. Change folder permissions, assign new virtual directories, create custom host headers and provision your MySQL database easily online with Hosting Controller.

SEE ALL HOSTING CONTROLLER FEATURES

Parallels Plesk

We’ve started in 1997 using Parallels products and this is their latest incarnation of their flagship control panel. Their application toolkit can easily install 3rd party applications to your website like Wordprees or Drupal with a single click.

SEE OUR PLESK PLANS