View Poll Results: Which Control panel is the best?

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  • Helm

    11 10.28%
  • H-Sphere

    16 14.95%
  • Cpanel

    46 42.99%
  • Plesk

    14 13.08%
  • DirectAdmin

    20 18.69%
  • Interworx

    1 0.93%
  • VHCS / VHCS Omega

    0 0%
  • ISPConfig

    6 5.61%
  • Webmin/Servemin

    0 0%
  • Other

    9 8.41%
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  1. #1
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    Post here, your favorite Control Panel

    I've been wondering what you all think about the different control panels so I thought I'd do a poll.

    Vote for the one you like the most and if you'd like, post why.

    I've personally used every single one of these control panels and have found the newest version of Helm to have the best looking interface. H-Sphere gets my second vote on it's total package and functionality.

    You can pick multiple control panels, please don't pick more than 2.
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    Glad to see ISPConfig on the list. We started life with ISPConfig but people just freak the heck out if they don't see something they're familiar with.

    We try to support OSS when possible, but we need to make a living too

    I still run ISPConfig on my personal server.

  3. #3
    I'd go with cPanel.
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  4. #4
    I knew cPanel would win :p I dont see why some other big corporate company cant just go and make a better control panel than cPanel. I know cpnale just released v11 but they havent done so for ages and someone could make a real big real good one, possibly. :p

  5. #5
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    cPanel for more, i find it more user friendly, and even tech savvy clients of mine have found it easy to use.

  6. #6
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  7. #7
    cPanel definately for linux servers
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  8. #8
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    This should be better in Hosting Software and Control Panel Forums. Moved.

  9. #9
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    cPanel is fine. WHM Needs a makeover. It is so hideously ugly and mal organized. Love it, but it makes my eyes bleed.

  10. #10
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    cpanel is the best

    I have use a few and found cpanel to be the best

  11. #11
    Cpanel is the best without a doubt, not perfect, but it does get the most sales and it is the most recognized, which goes a long way in this business.
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  12. #12
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    cPanel is not the best, just the most used.

    Personally (note I am refering to myself and not classifying any control panel as the overall best) I prefer Plesk.

    I've found it, in my personal experience, to be much more stable and user friendly.

    To the point of us consistently converting "End Users" to it. No, I'm not talking resellers as I have to agree Plesk doesn't have the best reseller interface.

  13. #13
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    Cpanel is easy-to-manage and feature-rich control panel. But my vote goes for Plesk.
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  14. #14
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  15. #15
    I prefer to CPanel, which is most popular and also easy to manage
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  16. #16
    For Linux, it would be Cpanel because that's what I am familiar with. For Windows, nothing.. Windows itself is great in its own right.
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  17. #17
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    Personally I prefer the simplicity of h-sphere.

  18. #18
    I prefer Cpanel, its quite popular with most webhosting company , and easy to use

  19. #19
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    i like cpanel.

  20. #20
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    Good point

  21. #21
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    I use Helm for windows, i have 10 windows servers and would never move away from Helm. I have cpanel on my linux servers.
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  22. #22
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  23. #23
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    cPanel for the win

  24. #24
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    First of all, cPanel is NOT the best, simply the cheapest. Cheapest does not = best. cPanel for Linux???

    How about H-Sphere for both in a single cluster? A single H-Sphere server can handle all your Linux and Windows machines. Plus it handles all your billing, domain reges, merchants, load balancing, etc, etc. It has everything cPanel has plus 100x more.

    cPanel isnt even in the same league as H-Sphere. I'd consider Plesk to be in the same league as Hsphere. The difference is that to get everything you do with H-Sphere, you'd pay thousands more for all the various addon modules Plesk uses.

    This is like comparing a Lamborghini to a Ford Pinto. Maybe when some of you kids grow up, you can drop cPanel and get yourself a real web hosting solution like what Hsphere is

  25. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webdude View Post
    First of all, cPanel is NOT the best, simply the cheapest. Cheapest does not = best. cPanel for Linux???

    How about H-Sphere for both in a single cluster? A single H-Sphere server can handle all your Linux and Windows machines. Plus it handles all your billing, domain reges, merchants, load balancing, etc, etc. It has everything cPanel has plus 100x more.

    cPanel isnt even in the same league as H-Sphere. I'd consider Plesk to be in the same league as Hsphere. The difference is that to get everything you do with H-Sphere, you'd pay thousands more for all the various addon modules Plesk uses.

    This is like comparing a Lamborghini to a Ford Pinto. Maybe when some of you kids grow up, you can drop cPanel and get yourself a real web hosting solution like what Hsphere is
    Way to flame? It's just our opinion.

    when some of you kids grow up
    Just because people like cPanel, doesn't mean they are kids or don't know how the industry works. You should be really becareful with what you say, and if you don't care, well, thats your problem.

    Have a great weekend.

  26. #26
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    Not a flame, like you say, it's opinion, but also includes the experience with numorous control panels.

    However, since you dont know me (look at my join date) you wouldnt know that I have said the same thing for years. I was doing hosting years before this place opened. I was around when Linux first hit the netwaves. So yeah, kids <--- It's not about age in case you dont get it..

  27. #27
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    I don't mean to be rude or turn this thread into anything bad but join date doesn't mean anything. Thats like saying oh, do a whois on my domain, look when I started. Doesn't mean much.

    But anyways, I guess it was miscommunication Nothing bad, arguement is always good.

    Glad to see that you've been here since 2000 serving the community.

    Hey, we were all kids once. It's the entrepreneur inside of you that brought you here. =]

    Nice talking to you Robert

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  28. #28
    Cpanel is the best to small hostings companies.

  29. #29
    Depends on a lot of things but cPanel and Hsphere.
    I love hsphere setup, you can recreate any server in the cluster directly
    from the control panel (without user data obviously) and that centralized database has come in handy quite a bit. The other benefit is the cluster setup, having mail, database, web on their own prospective boxes is very helpful.

  30. #30
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    HSphere has too many options. I like to keep things simple for my clients.

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    Interworx is pretty nice, for those of you considering alternatives.

  32. #32
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    I'm using DA and prefer it over Cpanel anyday.


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  33. #33
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    Surly it will be Cpanel .
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  34. #34
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    I can't say it's my favorite but we do use cPanel. And it's good because it has a lot of features. It has some bugs like any software and it loads the server a little bit but for now that is my choice.
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  35. #35
    Well, I would comfortabelly vote for Cpanel.
    It is most flexible and easy to use/manage

  36. #36
    Not really surprised the vote on this forum came out to cpanel - but, really - just because you are used to something and just because it is cheap - doesnt make it the best. cpanel is so limited - I just cannot comprehend how people can call it "the best". Even those who have built HUGE businesses on cpanel will concede that it is far from the best. The truth is, consumers are used to it and because of its limitations, its relatively easy for someone to pick up, customize, learn, etc - and even though these are advantages in their own right - its inherent limitations preclude it from even being considered. It doesnt handle any sort of decent clustering, doesnt handle multipe OS's, doesnt handle load balancing with any sort of ease, lacks automation, lacks many key features which require add-ons to accomplish - and even then, the integration is weak.

    I must stress, I know alot of people who have built good businesses on cpanel - and alot who will build good businesses on cpanel - but, this has nothing to do with its overall relavence in the market nor does it have anything to do with its relative stature in the marketplace.

  37. #37
    HSphere has too many options. I like to keep things simple for my clients.
    Then turn them off in the plans. H=Sphere is configured as such where everything is a resource in the plans. If you do not want to use features, simply do not include them in your plans and they wont even appear in the end user control panel. Wouldnt want all of those features confusing clients

  38. #38
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    I have been asking this same question to myself...whats better etc,
    I have been testing helm for the last few weeks and its not the easiest control panel to get started up.
    How is cpanel to setup and do first time configs?

    thanks
    tomsanders

  39. #39
    I believe cPanel is just more popular.

    I prefer Plesk for ease of use and functionality as well. I think it looks nicer than cPanel as an added benefit.

  40. #40
    LXadmin (preferably on HIB). I have fallen in love with it once I saw the memory usage

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