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  1. #1
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    Do control panels slow down server performance?

    I am upgrading to a more powerful dedicated server and I am contemplating whether to have WHM/Cpanel installed on my new dedicated server.

    I heard that having a control panel installed slows down server performance. I will be using my server to the limit, using up Apache and MySQL resources intensively.

    I have a WHM/Cpanel on my old server, and I only use it for phpMyAdmin and to occasionally add/remove/edit an account in WHM, as I don't know much SSH and have fully managed servers.

    So, if I go without a control panel, will my server be faster? What are pros and cons?

  2. #2
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    First of all you should check if your server is still fully managed if you do not have your control-panel anymore, many companies only deliver fully managed servers if cPanel or another control-panel is installed, as this makes the server administration easier for them.
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    Just to clarify, I am not running a hosting biz, I am just hosting a few of my own websites.

    I asked and my host will still provide managed support if without a control panel.

  5. #5
    I would say if you are not using it why pay for it. The different programs that come with WHM/CPanel can use many resources. If you just need apache, mysql, and phpmyadmin you could probaly ask your provider to simply install those for you or do it yourself.

  6. #6
    WHM/Cpanel will save most of administrator time and easy to track every thing, otherwise you can ask them to install apache,php,mysql if you are entitled to managed service

  7. #7
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    You could always go with Webmin, its not half as resource intensive as WHM and its great for server admin, and its free.
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