Best Control Panel to Manage your Websites!
August 14, 2022

Best Control Panel to Manage your Websites!

Katrina Belcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Web Host Edition - Dedicated

Overall Satisfaction with Plesk

Plesk makes it possible for me to retain better control over my websites. Using specific tools and services, like WordPress Toolkit, I can set up my websites to automatically update templates, plugins, and the CMS system - all in one space! Instead of being forced to log in to each and every website to update templates, plugins, and the CMS, I can update ALL my websites, at one time with a few minor strokes...all from Plesk. These features can be automated to run on a timed schedule, or they can be initiated manually. I love this feature, as it really frees up my time so I can focus on creating and providing website content! I'm able to retain better control of my websites and how they operate, using the Plesk website control panel management system. This frees up my time and allows me to take care of other business activities that need my attention.


  • Automatically update the CMS, plugins, and templates of all your websites, depending on your CMS, all at the same time, with just a few strokes of your keyboard.
  • Enables one to set up a schedule to back up your websites, automatically, and easily download/save the backup files off-site, for safety.
  • Makes it easy for users to use a backup file to reinstall a website, with just a few strokes of the keyboard. Excellent service!


  • Plesk needs to add more free security options (like spam protection, SSL services, etc.) to their control panel, for the protection of a user's website.
  • It would be nice to have access to the Joomla Toolkit for free.
  • Plesk needs to update its database options. They only go up to MariaDB 5.5.68, and several content management systems now require MariaDB 10.2.29, opening up a website to security issues.
  • Automated updating of WordPress sites, using the free WordPress Toolkit.
  • Ease of use in creating a database for each website, and using the DB to reinstall your website, should the need arise.
  • The ability to update all my WordPress websites easily, from one location (within the control panel), with just a few strokes of the keyboard, and update all my websites at once. Amazing!
  • Instead of spending HOURS logging in to all of my websites each month, and updating the plugins, the CMS, and the templates, EVERY week, Plesk allows me to log in to one location and do it all within minutes. This has freed me up to do what makes me money - update copy, meet with clients, and make sales.
  • Plesk makes installing a complete CMS website, like WordPress, Moodle, or Joomla, easy to complete within minutes. I no longer have to pull out all my hair and stress out over trying to make sure I haven't missed a closing character when creating a website, and throwing off the entire site because I miss-coded my HTML.
I've only ever really used cPanel-type web host control panels. CPanels are very cumbersome and clunky. They don't allow one to update all their hosted website's CMS, templates, and plugins, from within their system. This is a SERIOUS time- and headache-saver, in my opinion! I no longer have to log in to every single website and waste time updating the site. Also, backing up a database is pretty basic, but reinstalling a broken website with that backup doesn't always work. To date, I've never had a problem with reinstalling a website that I backed up, using the Plesk system.

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Plesk is well-suited for website creators who have been developing websites on a regular basis. If one is new to website development, Plesk could be a bit confusing and difficult to navigate. However, if one has experience on another type of platform, like CP (Control Panel) which is used by other web hosts out there, then it will be much easier to navigate the Plesk panel. Keep in mind there is definitely a learning curve, as Plesk really is quite different. Overall, new users will learn to love the ability to have more control over their websites.


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