One of the things that separates WebFaction hosting from run-of-the-mill hosting is our control panel. It’s the center of the WebFaction experience because it ties together all the parts of your WebFaction account in a powerful way. But we’ve also heard a lot of feedback about how the control panel might serve your needs better.

In recent months we’ve been laying the foundation for a new version of the WebFaction control panel, a foundation on which we can quickly improve and add new features. Today we’re proud to unveil the first feature of our new control panel: a new domain management interface. You can try it out at

WebFaction control panel screenshotWe have a few major goals in mind while developing this new control panel. Most importantly, we want to make your most common tasks easier and quicker to do while maintaining the flexibility our control panel is known for. With such changes, we hope to make the control panel more friendly to new users and to infrequent users. While we’re at it, we want to refresh the appearance of the control panel, so that it looks as modern as its functionality.

But we can’t do it without your help. During this beta testing period, we want you to try out the new control panel and use this opportunity to share your feedback. You can report problems or make suggestions at any time with the built-in Feedback tab on the left side of the control panel. We can’t wait to hear what you think (and fix the bugs you discover).

And if something isn’t quite right, don’t worry: the control panel you’re used to will continue to be available at while we bring you this new control panel. At any time you can switch between the traditional and beta control panels to manage your account.

Finally, thank you for taking the time to try out the control panel and provide your feedback. WebFaction hosting just wouldn’t be the same without your support.