A control panel offers the administrator and users a handy web interface to control all relevant hosting processes. There are commercial and open source control panels.
You can install any control panel you like yourself. On Linux, we offer the two most popular commercial control panels: Direct Admin and cPanel. Direct Admin is the cheapest and uses the least amount of server resources. Unless your current website is running on a server with a different control panel, we recommend Direct Admin for Linux VPSs. If you need a bit more functionality, cPanel is the best option. We do not offer any control panels for Windows because they do not function very well. Windows also has its own graphic interface.
Our development department recently released version 1.1 of OpenPanel, an open source control which they developed for the most part. This control panel is suitable for almost all hosting situations not involving reseller accounts.