Whether you are a web developer, a web designer, a small online business owner or a big enterprise dealing in web hosting services like dedicated servers, cloud servers, VPS and more, the control panel of your web server is of primary importance. It is responsible for apt management and organization of your services, as well as it helps your customers to manage everything at one place through a single interface.

From a dizzying number of control panels available, choosing the perfect one is very difficult. While it largely depends upon the preference, it’s always safer to know about the pros and cons to select the one that best suits your need. One of the most talked-about control panels – Plesk, recently came up with their new version Onyx. It is more than a simple control panel, as it helps you simplify workloads.

If you are thinking, why should you choose Plesk Onyx over other web hosting control panels, then we are here to help you get rid of the confusion.

Plesk Onyx – the ultimate solution for all DevOps and WebOps

Plesk is more than just a control panel – it runs on more than 300,000* servers, is automating over 10 million websites and 15M email boxes. It offers a wide range of features, including WordPress management, ready-to-code environment, built-in support for major programming languages and more, that have simplified development workload of millions of web developers, system administrators and other web professionals.

So, you basically don’t have to adjust your system, Plesk will support your coding environment with its user-friendly interface.

Docker Support Plesk has supportive features for Docker management. This means you have the flexibility to build, run and manage Docker containers and run applications in it with Plesk.

• Easily manage remote and local Docker containers.

• Run images available on Docker hub.

• Build or customize your own Docker image.

Multi-Server Support

One of the most distinguishing features of Plesk is multi-server management. To put in simple words, it allows you to use a single interface to run and manage hosting services on multiple servers. This feature is of great use for resellers and web hosting providers.

GIT support

Plesk’s integration with the most popular source code management system helps you to easily deploy website content either by pushing it to any local Git repository or by taking it from a remote one. You can choose to deploy it by either manual method or automate it to save time.

OS agnostic

Plesk is the only WebOps platform that is OS agnostic. It runs on both Linux and Windows web hosting. It has feature parity with over 14 Linux distributions which includes Ubuntu 16.4 and four Windows versions.

WordPress Toolkit

Plesk WordPress toolkit specifically focuses on making WP management easy and seamless. One click management of plugins, themes etc. makes it ideal for any blogger or WordPress hosting provider.

Plesk vs cPanel – which is better?

While we must not forget the fact that both the control panels – Plesk Onyx and cPanel have features to support web hosting management, but there are few of them that distinguishes one from the other.

a) Cost

Cost is by far one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing any one alternative. Both cPanel and Plesk are priced to meet perfection. Both cPanel and Plesk are priced to meet perfection. Both of them have a number of plans and addon features to meet all requirements. You can easily select a plan that fits your need and thus pay for what you require.

b) Ease of use

Plesk is designed keeping the web developers and professionals in mind. It’s ready-to-code framework backed with automated functionalities not only makes it ideal for experienced developers, but also for the beginners.

Its simpler layouts and navigations is what makes it a better choice. Proper categorization of sections makes it easier for one to find topics per his/her relevancy. cPanel was made largely keeping the advanced possibilities in mind.

c) OS compatibility

This is one of the most distinguishing features. cPanel till now does not support the Windows operating system. Hence, if you are using Linux with cPanel and want to migrate to Windows, you ought to change the panel. However, Plesk on the other hand supports both Linux and Windows environment.

d) Security features

Features like 1 click SSL security and 1 click WordPress hardening signify the security features of Plesk. Other security features include integration with Active Directory integration, Incoming and Outgoing anti-spam services, authentication for social media and Fail2Ban system to prevent intrusion. cPanel security features include password-protected directories, SSL/TLS, IP address denials, and GnuPG key settings for encryption.


Both cPanel and Plesk are useful tools to manage networks and websites. What you select depends upon your need. Go for a solution that is easier to use and features that are sure to support you in the long run. ZNetLive provides Plesk Onyx control panel for its Dedicated and Cloud VPS servers.

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