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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    cPanel VS DirectAdmin VS Plesk On Linux

    which one would you vote for in order? and why? thanks.

    for myself,

    1 cpanel - fantastico rocks. backups are easy
    2 plesk - nice interface
    3 directadmin - fast but lacks some features

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Jammu & Kashmir
    I would prefer cpanel for linux server and plesk for windows.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Riverside, Calif.
    I'm one of the admins of the DirectAdmin control panel, so I guess you could say I'm prejudiced.

    Previously I was a Plesk Gold Partner (some time ago) but their support model didn't fit my business model, as it was very hard to switch between versions of various software packages; at that time it was either the version Plesk supported or custom development from their staff only.

    (It may be different now.)

    I've got no experience with cPanel, so I'll let other discuss that. But what I've always liked about DirectAdmin is that you can choose from any version of software you want.

    DirectAdmin is extremely configurable, but it does require more shell (command-line) administration knowledge than the others.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Near You..
    I suggest cPanel for linux servers because it is easier to communicate and lots of tutorials are available widely.

    For windows, Plesk will be handy.

  5. #5
    Well, for Linux only, I would suggest CPanel because people say it is simple and user friendly.

    but for windows, i think H-SPHERE is good one as it is complete hosting automated solution Control Panel
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    San Francisco
    There's been numerous topics comparing these control panels. Try a search and you should find plenty to read.

  7. #7
    Majority of customers prefer Cpanel as it has lot of features. If its Linux then my vote for Cpanel and if windows then I would says Plesk because its simple and easy to use.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    For me it is cPanel..cPanel.. cPanel.. no other options for a linux server
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Gods Own Country
    I have worked on all the 3 control panels listed here and I my first choice would be Cpanel for linux, Plesk for windows and Direct Admin is a good alternative for cpanel on linux. But cpanel is the best :-)
    Blessen Cherian
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  10. #10
    I've used all as an end user.

    Previous hosting adventure I was partner on we used Plesk on Windows and Linux. Work real well and the sitebuilder software was fantastic. But it was IMO very pricey.

    Cpanel I never liked on the end user side. So never ran it administrating it.

    DirectAdmin I liked when I tried it as an end user. I now run it on my servers.

    It's a great product that runs well.
    USNYR Hosting

  11. #11
    I've always preferred cPanel. It's a great control panel -- easy to learn and the interface looks professional.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    cPanel coz my clients prefer it.
    Jweeb Solutions
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  13. #13
    I would vote for "1 cpanel - fantastico rocks. backups are easy" I got used to this software.

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