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Old 09-05-2001, 05:26 AM
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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?

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Old 09-05-2001, 08:34 AM
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Re: What is Plesk missing?

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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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Old 09-05-2001, 03:48 PM
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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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Old 09-05-2001, 04:34 PM
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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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Old 09-05-2001, 10:17 PM
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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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Old 09-05-2001, 10:28 PM
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that is true huh...i forgot..psa2 lets you modify it some.

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Old 09-06-2001, 05:52 AM
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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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Old 09-06-2001, 08:52 AM
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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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Old 09-06-2001, 09:28 AM
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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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Old 09-06-2001, 11:45 AM
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How about Ensim?

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Old 09-06-2001, 05:05 PM
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Plesk is missing everything that an everday user wants.

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Old 09-07-2001, 03:50 AM
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Like what?

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Old 09-07-2001, 05:15 PM
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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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Old 09-07-2001, 05:38 PM
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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
mahalos

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Old 09-07-2001, 05:54 PM
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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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