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Links to web hosting related resources, software and web development tools.


  1. Control panels
  2. FTP software
  3. Web development help
  4. Web development tools
  5. Web server help
  6. Web server applications
  7. Web trust & security
  8. Internet governance organizations

Control panels

Webmin – Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Linux, Unix and Windows. Often not supplied on hosting account by default.

Parallels Power Panel – Parallels Power Panel is a virtual server environment admin panel often supplied on Linux-Unix like VPS servers.

cPanel – cPanel is a Linux web hosting control panel providing graphical interface for automating web site/server admin. Often branded by the specific web host.

FTP software

FileZilla – Open source software FTP client for Linux and Windows released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

FireFTP – FireFTP is a free open-source FTP client in the form of a Mozilla Firefox add-on. Released under the free Mozilla Public License (MPL).

WinSCP – WinSCP the open source SFTP, SCP, FTPS client integrated into one program, for Windows. Released under GPL.

Cyberduck – Cyberduck open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 and OpenStack Swift browser for Mac and Windows. Released under GPL.

Web development help

Google Webmasters – Videos and articles to help your site get found on Google.

W3 Schools – Online web tutorials for HTML, JavaScript, PHP, more.

Stack Overflow – Question and answer site on many areas of web development and programming.

Web development tools

W3C - Markup Validation Service – Check the markup of HTML, XHTML, etc of Web documents.

W3C - CSS Validation Service – Check Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and (X)HTML documents with style sheets.

W3C - Feed Validation Service – Check the syntax of Atom or RSS feeds.

Google – PageSpeed Insights - Analyzes the content of a web pages, and gives advice on improving them in regard to load times.

Google – Mobile-Friendly Test - Analyzes web pages for mobile usability and the user experience.

Google Trends – Find ideas and related keywords website visitors might be searching for. Google account not required.

Web server help

Stack Overflow – Question and answer site on many areas of server administration and server software.

Linux man pages – Extensive manual on Linux commands and functions.

Web server applications

Apache HTTP Server - (Help pages)

PHP - (Help pages)

MySQL - (Help pages)

MariaDB - (Help pages)

WordPress - (Help pages)

Drupal - (Help pages)

Web trust & security

Let's Encrypt – Free, automated, and open certificate TLS authority. (HTTPS for free on any website).

Better Business Bureau – Nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust.

TRUSTe – Online privacy seal.

GeoTrust – Digital certificate provider.

TrustLogo – Real-time identity assurance to website visitors.

Internet governance organizations




World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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