Great to offer to people who aren't as technical, people who rely on a million inbuilt features that they will most probably never use anyway.
Looks nice with its great eye candy.
Is a little unstable, more possibilities for vulnerabilities as it comes with too many open-source packages.
Best use: For SHARED hosting (satisfy the user).
Very stable, supports FreeBSD and Linux.
Great for large networks, very practical for the administrator.
In relation to security, it is tighter, there are barely any vulnerabilities publicly available for PLESK itself.
(The daemons it runs is another issue).
Secure and Stable, perfect for people who don't require extra features etc. such as SERIOUS Businesses.
Server performs much better with PLESK, you could fit up to 1500 users on ONE Dual Xeon 2.4 Ghz (4 GB RAM) machine.
Difficult to say with this one really ... it does not support BSD,
which is a bit of a problem. However, it runs very well on Linux machines, specifically FEDORA and REDHAT.
I think this would also be similar to cPANEL, being a good system for SHARED HOSTING.
Do any of you have more INDEPTH detail as to
what FTP DAEMONS and MAIL DAEMONS these use ?
Have any of you been able to CHANGE those daemons AND PROPERLY configure them so that you cuold ADD/MODIFY accounts through THE interface or AN interface ?
Also one more thing - in PLESK, the RESELLER account is the 'client' but what if your NORMAL USER accounts for DOMAINS wants a 2nd DOMAIN ? They're only allowed ONE, being site owner of it.
So PLESK RESELLER and PLESK MULTIPLE DOMAIN USER are using the SAME interface ? (PLESK CLIENT)
You should have an idea what customers want. If you do, you'll have more of them, isn't that what most businesses need?
I can say I know what customers want with more or less certainty, otherwise it would be a blind-walk. Not knowing what customers want leads to business failures, this is an important aspect and should be taken into account when planning any business, don't you think?
Another control panel to consider which was not mentioned is Direct Admin.
This CP is Linux/FreeBSD compatible with a intuitive GUI which your clients will have a easy time navigating. The CP is skinable and there is also a 3rd party addon similar to Fantasico. Affordable for the host and is stable and easy to upgrade.
Ensim keep releasing upgrades, and each upgrade break something which need to be fix again with many more patches releases. So be prepared to arm yourself with sendmail, httpd (apache) configuration knowledge. Ensim is secure, sometime over secure for the wrong reason, as you admin your client's domain name, you have to leave the admin screen. So you cannot backup to admin another domain name. Tedious if you have to manage many domain names.
I have a daul Xeon 2G Ram 73G SCSI, it freeze when running Ensim and MailScanner with Spamassassin. And I have only 150 clients on it. I have to turn off spamassassin, re-config MailScanner, sendmail and httpd to get the server to stablized.