What is Control Panel
• Control panel is an essential part of web hosting account. You can manage the hosting account through control panel. Even a basic control panel can be helpful for you to get a hold on your account.
• Parallels Plesk and DirectAdmin are some commonly used cPanels.
• cPanels for Linux and Windows are different, but some work on multiple operating systems.
• If your PC is running windows, it does not mean that you need a windows hosting account. You will need it if your website needs functions based on windows OS. Linux account will work otherwise.
• Windows hosting accounts are relatively expensive because MS Windows is a paid OS. Most of the versions of Linux are free to download.