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  1. #1
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    What is Plesk missing?

    I'm trying to decide whether to go with Plesk or Cpanel for my web hosting needs. I've heard tons of complaints about Cpanel so I'm "skeptical" about it now .

    Anyways, what I want to know from you pros is what features are lacking in Plesk that Cpanel can do well?

    Also, is the source code of Plesk available for me to modify and add new features?

    Thanks!

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    Re: What is Plesk missing?

    Originally posted by Skeptical
    Also, is the source code of Plesk available for me to modify and add new features?
    I doubt it; it would be too easy to circumvent their licensing code if it was easily modified. That said, I'm not sure exactly how this would be done... can someone who actually has firsthand knowledge answer this?
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    plesk is stable, cpanel is not
    cpanel has a graphic interface, plesk, well..they need a decent one
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    Still, I found Plesk (as the first Control Panel I ever used) to be simple enough for a newbie.
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    Originally posted by multipleimage
    plesk is stable, cpanel is not
    cpanel has a graphic interface, plesk, well..they need a decent one
    I think Plesk's interface is more than decent... I think it's superior. It's simple and easy to understand. Just because Plesk doesn't have pictures of mimes and other cr*p doesn't mean its interface is not as effective as CPanel for the end user.

    I haven't had a chance to really dig into the guts of Plesk yet (I've played around with the free downloadable demo for about 6 hours so far), but I think most of it is PHP, and if that's the case you may be able to add your own artwork (although I may be totally wrong on this--but Plesk's promo material does say, "Plesk is striving to increase the ability of the customer to make his or her own customizations.")

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    that is true huh...i forgot..psa2 lets you modify it some.
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    But plesk seems to be missing lots of features that cpanel has. Is this true or am I mistaken?

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    Yes it miss quite a few features but are they really important? Most of them are third party scripts anyway.
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    Originally posted by WZS
    Yes it miss quite a few features but are they really important? Most of them are third party scripts anyway.
    Maybe the reason CPanel is so buggy.
    I find that Plesk has all you really need.
    CPanel has too much.
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    How about Ensim?

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    Plesk is missing everything that an everday user wants.
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    Like what?
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    For the record I am not bashing Plesk.

    Just take a look at features that cpanel gives and what features plesk gives.

    I am sure Plesk is a good and stable control panel.
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    Originally posted by Palm
    Plesk is missing everything that an everday user wants.
    Aloha
    very curious what everyday users want
    I run sites for my clients

    they want to add emails (maybe and that is about it)
    just curious if you can list these out
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    E-mail is not the only thing they want.

    Cpanel in my opinion has more options then Plesk.
    Login in cpanel and then login in Plesk and see what each one has. I can't possibly list every software each control panel comes with.

    Cpanel definetly wins with pre-installed scripts. It has a lot of them which many users use.
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