Web Hosting Control Panel

Web Hosting Control Panel is a web-based interface provided by a web hosting service that allows users to manage their servers and hosted services. The web hosting control panel will allow you to monitor and adjust your server services from virtually anywhere with an internet connection, giving you various options to handle and customize your domain.

Popular uses: Domain Name System (DNS) management, Server account management, Backups, Domain Mailing accounts and mail servers management, IMAP/POP3/SMTP protocols support,SSL certificates management and automation, the option to install additional services and app and an Ongoing monitoring of all system services via a web-based interface.

cPanel is One of the most popular control panels, has both a graphical interface and server management interface through WHM (Web Host Manager). Suitable for both beginners and developers that prefer console rather than pretty design.
cPanel has lots of different features. All of them are located on one dashboard.

Plesk is Another popular tool, especially among European hosting providers. Windows and Linux dedicated, Plesk is considered as one of the most comfortable and easy panel for this particular OS and users. One of its distinctive features is the variety of automation tools.

Direct Admin, available for Linux and BSD systems, is one of the easiest, fastest and most stable panels. Its interface is very user-friendly. This control panel also supports multiple access levels: Administrator, User, and Reseller. In addition, it has built-in anti-spam tools and usage statistics of each resource.

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Web Hosting Control Panels are becoming increasingly popular as a online accessible tool for managing a website, the web hosting account, and sometimes the server and with the rise of their popularity, comes a potential risk.
An exploited Control Panel vulnerability can lead to web-based attacks and pose a big security issue as one well-aimed attack can cause a data leak, data loss or make your server unavailable.

Previously, we had identified various vulnerabilities in Cpanel and similar products. A Cpanel Arbitrary Commands Execution vulnrability and Multiple Vulnerabilities in Webmin are part of the findings under Web Hosting Control Panels.

Think you figured out how to run unauthenticated commands on similar items? Found a WHCP vulnerability and don’t know what to do next? Let us be your guides!