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Control panels simplify common web hosting tasks and are available in both Windows and Linux. Administrators can automate tasks, assist in the installation of an SSL certificate, create web and database backups, as well as manage accounts. Control panels make it easier to perform tasks that would require more time for setup and less time for development. Performing these tasks in a centralized location allows developers to focus more time on the actual goals of the project. Most control panels offer the same functionality. The choice is usually a matter of preference over which interface is more familiar to the people performing the tasks that will be performed.
Some sites will require a control panel and direct access to the operating system. Some Linux developers will be able to perform all tasks from SSH while others will be able to perform everything from a control panel. Sometimes the development team will be split up to handle different tasks. In this case, some developers may need SSH access and some may need the control panel. Windows Remote Desktop will also be needed by Windows developers alongside Plesk to have full control of the project. In most cases, the Plesk control panel will be used on Windows Servers, and cPanel will be used on Linux based servers.
SingleHop technicians are familiar with countless control panel scenarios and are happy to assist adding the best option to your server. Consult a SingleHop technician today to discuss your different control panel options with, and choose one with confidence.