Category Archives: Control Panels

Linux Plesk Server Exhausted of Free Disk Space After Trying To Download a Backup File

Applies To

  • Parallels Plesk Panel 11.x for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x for Linux/Unix

Warning Sign

When you perform a system backup from the Parallels Plesk Control Panel, then after its completion you normally go to the Backup Manager and Click to download the current backup file. But sometimes file never get downloaded and you experience a slow  server performance.


The above situation occurs  most likely due to the unavailable free disk space on one of your partitions.


If you have a small root partition:

[[email protected]/]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
9.5G 6.1G 3.0G 68% /
437G 51G 364G 13% /var read more

Comparison of Web Hosting Control Panels

cPanel Control Panel Logoo - Web Hosting Panel

Plesk Web Hosting Control Panel LogoBodhost’s Linux dedicated servers are offered with the choice of cPanel/WHM and Plesk if you require a web-based control panel through which you can manage your dedicated server and any hosting related services, for example clients and web hosting plans. As the only other method of management available to you as a Linux dedicated server administrator is through SSH, a web hosting control panel is strongly recommended as an addition to your hosting package so that you are able to fully utilize the features and power that a dedicated server can offer. read more

cPanel Would Be The Best Control Panel For Your Linux VPS Hosting

A web hosting control panel is a GUI (graphical user interface) used in the management of the server or hosting account. The graphics are easy to interpret so that even a layman would understand and get a hold of it in no time. There are different types of control panels available on the internet. Like :

Plesk :
H-Sphere :
Ensim :
DirectAdmin :
Interworx :
Helm :
Hosting Accelerator :
InsPanel :
CWIPanel: read more

Kloxo Hosting Control Panel

The control panel provides a complete interface for the website management, various administrative works, including the management of database administration, domain and sub domain, e-mail management and file distribution and more.

Benefits of Kloxo

Kloxo is known to be a control panel, requires very few system resources. LxLabs, its developers says it’s the lightest control panel and generally needs 15 MB of memory. Apart from the extremely light weight and very functional, Kloxo offering a security model level 5 and many advanced features and yet easy to use. read more

Overview On Different Control Panels

I once had the opportunity to test all control panel systems on my test VPS. So here is a brief overview of my experience just in case anyone should need a concise overview. It was based on a fresh Debian Lenny 64bit system.

SysCP: Probably the slimmest of all control panels.  I liked very well, because it is actually perfect for a VPS with a handful of domains and hardly more email addresses. But also for commercial hosting SysCP is to use; thanks to ticket system and various user levels. The installation was pretty easy, even when the manual to change the config files is a bit time consuming. However, I wanted to send the mail postfix part out not (but probably was more like gadgets than on my previous SysCP ). read more


ISPConfig is an online administration interface to manage the hosting server web services. ISPConfig is a graphical interface to manage web servers, available as an open source. Different levels of hosting companies may offer you this service to manage all the traditional services of a web server such as  dns, domain names, ftp, web server, database, etc…

Here are the features available:

1. Httpd (virtual hosts, domain and IP based) Apache
2. FTP – Proftpd and vsftpd
3. Bind (A, CNAME, MX and SPF Records)
4. POP3 Auto-Responder
5. MySQL client-databases
6. Webalizer statistics
7.  Hard disk quota
8.  Mail-Quota
9.  Traffic limits
10. IP-addresses
11. SSL
12. SSI
13. Shell-access
14. Mailscanner (Antivirus)
15. Firewall – iptables ipchains read more

EHCP Easy Hosting Control Panel:

What is EHCP?

EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel) is a control panel, which is completely free and Open Source that  means you won’t required to pay anything to use this interface.

EHCP control panel contains all the necessary things for hosting domains. Among them are Apache, MySQL, PHP5, Postfix, FTP, etc.. All services will be functioning and operating as soon as you install it on your server.

For your information; EHCP is specially oriented for Ubuntu & Debian OS, but cannot install on other Linux OS. However, it is a powerful open source control panel, and simple to install that allows the user to manage services easily. read more

Domain Technologie Control

Domain Technologie Control in short DTC is an admin control panel for  web hosting server. This interface allows the management of domain names, FTP accounts, web sites, databases MySQL and many other things.

Here is a partial list of its options:

* Real-time monitoring of all servers per user
* Updated Auto IP (dyndns-like feature)
* Antivirus and anti-spam quarantine management for spam
* Ability to create backup dns server and mail between two or more DTC (exchange SSL)
* Works on many distributions (FreeBSD, redhat, debian, OS-X …)
* Interface with business registration form and payment option.
* Management of mailing list with multiple options (moderation, customization of the headers …)
* Installer application to install CMS applications in a few clicks (phpBB, osCommerce, Drupal, etc …)
* Multi-lingual
* Management of different types of hosting: shared hosting, dedicated hosting or VPS
* Manage complete billing with invoice, renewal …
* Manager of incident ticketing system
* Supervision read more


As I am a big fan of open sourced products, so this might give me some bias towards this control panel as well. For your information AlternC is a set of software for hosting management on GNU / Linux.

AlternC is an online administration interface that allows management of users and web services (domains, email, ftp accounts, statistics …)

Services available and administered by the panel are:

* Domains and subdomains
* E-mail, accessible pop / imap and webmail and mail forwarding
* Web hosting with php and mysql
* Mailing lists / diffusion
* Ftp access
* Grazer to navigate the directories of the web space and adding / removing / editing files
* Site visit statistics read more

Server Administration & Control Panels (GNU / Linux)

Even if I do not know what kind of tools require for server management, except when I have compelled under such an developmental learning, I thought it would be interesting to present the information regarding to  graphical management solutions GNU / Linux server

When I have started using GNU / Linux, my first instinct was to have an admin server (not get familiar so easily, as Windows years of use …). Then I have noticed Webmin is a compatible solution, which comes in that category and it is providing great services since a long time. read more