personally I never understood cpanel users...it just seems like people use it because it is out there. Most people complain of support, its ability to break in record speed and its non clustering ability......what attracts people to it?
On the other hand not alot of people use hsphere or direct admin (popular but not like cpanel popular) when they are clearly superior in every way I have seen possible
John, have you ever used the vps system that psoft has to offer? I am considering looking into the vps market and would like to get some small insight into vps solutions. sorry for the mild thread hijack but it came to mind
I have been using cPanel for 1 week now and all I get is headache. It won't do the simplest tasks without crashing. Also, I had a look at some source files to do some manual translation and the coding is horrifyingly bad. I don't understand how a company dares to make money with this software while putting so many businesses at risk...
I have been looking at alternatives and DirectAdmin or HSphere seem to be better: simple and straightforward. But then, I have only browsed the online demos.
Originally posted by rmurray321 John, have you ever used the vps system that psoft has to offer? I am considering looking into the vps market and would like to get some small insight into vps solutions. sorry for the mild thread hijack but it came to mind
I haven't used FreeVPS before, so I'm not sure how it compares to HSPc/Virtuozzo.
I'm currently using DirectAdmin. Its a nice setup and the documentation is good. The only gripe is that it uses Apache 1 and not Apache 2 as its base. But its simple, clean and bug free. The feedback I have had from clients has been positive.
I'm beginning to truly believe 80% of the stability of a Control Panel depends on whether the admin knows what they are doing.
cPanel has bugs, but to be honest I've yet to see one that actually caused a box to get rooted. The possibility was there, but rapidly corrected. The bugs I have seen are in regards to services functioning properly, end user and WHM interface features functioning properly, etc.... The rest of the security (other than in regards to integrated cpanel features) is up to the admin. I've seen many a box get rooted due to lack of security on the admins side.
As for Plesk I've seen intermittent bugs, but very few and with a decent admin never enough to take down a service. And again, security is up to the admin not the control panel. As for rooted boxes on Plesk, seen a few and again it was due to lack of security on the admins part.
As for DA, I've only used it a couple of time but personally I found it tedious, non-standard in some ways, and, like cpanel, uses it's own built applications instead of the standard ones. And again, it can be rooted just like any other box if the admin fails to secure it.
Personally I prefer plesk because I know it can easily be installed stable. It rarely has problems, and has a variety of features putting it almost on par with cpanel's features.
But all control panels have there uses and everyone has the one they prefer. The catch is they all depend on the skills of the admin.
If the admin doesn't do something right, it will reflect directly on the server and the control panel.
EDIT: Also with Plesk it uses standard RPM's for most of it's applications (i.e. php, httpd, etc...) the more common security risk ones. These are updated via the OS instead of waiting for an update to come out from the Control Panel.