The most popular web hosting control panels are cPanel and Plesk. In this article we will review both of them so that you can find the best one for you. This review is rather for the end user and it will not compare them on server level.
First, both cPanel and Plesk support different server platforms (Linux, Windows, FreeBSD). Even though there is almost no different.
Second, both have fast, easy and intuitive interfaces. Though cPanel’s interface is more simple and all features are accessible directly from the front page. Thus you don’t have to learn new routines for common web hosting tasks when using cPanel.
On the other hand, Plesk is organized in different sections. Thus it requires some time to get used to how things are done with it. Though sometimes this allows you to work faster with it.
In regards to functionality, both cPanel and Plesk are very similar. In most cases you will miss nothing if you just switch from one to another. Speaking of switching, we should mention that the two control panels are not compatible with each other, unfortunately. This means that if you create an account backup on one of them you will not be able to restore it on the other.
After all, it is hard to say which is better between cPanel and Plesk. It is mostly a matter of personal choice but for us cPanel has proven better in the last 10 years.