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Choosing the correct hosting control panel for your hosting VPS or Dedicated Server.

There are lots of open sources as well as paid control panel through you can manage VPS and dedicated servers, Control is being used by server admin to set up and manage the server and all services required for hosting like a mail server, LAMP stack i.e apache, mysql, php, and its modules effectively and By deciding correct control panel admin and user can save lots of its time and money too.

There are some advantages and disadvantages of control panels I am going to explain here.

1. GUI interface for admin and user end
2. Resource consumption
3. Automation
4. Paid or open-source
5. Advantages over multiple site hosting (shared Hosting)
6. Tomcat Hosting

1. whm and Cpanel

Advantages:

  1. GUI of whm is best for admin and user end.
  2. Automation is good in terms of auto backup, php modules installation configuration, security, multiple php modules.
  3. Best for multiple site hosting (shared server for hosting companies).
  4. All mysql versions can be installed by whm graphically in no time.
  5. Best for Cheap Linux Reseller Hosting.

 

Disadvantages:

  1. The license for VPS is 14.95 USD per month and the dedicated is 34.95 USD per month.
  2. Resource hungry required a minimum of 2 GB RAM for installation and generally, high load issues arise when resources are less.
  3. Manual installation of Nginx as a reverse proxy and varnish, Litespeed caused many issues over apache.
  4. Apache is only supported by default as a web server.
  5. Only support the Linux VPS Server.
  6. Tomcat automation is not good on whm like setup and war file deployment is not quite easy.

 

2. CentOS Web Panel

Advantages:

  1. GUI of whm is good for admin and user end.
  2. Automation is good in terms of auto backup, php modules installation configuration, security, multiple php modules.
  3. Best for standalone servers or a few personal websites server.
  4. All php versions can be installed by cwp graphically in less time.
  5. Multiple web server support with front end cache server like Nginx as a reverse proxy and varnish with apache.
  6. Its an opensource control panel.
  7. Consume fewer resources.

 

Disadvantages:

  1. Not good for shared servers where thousands of websites are hosted.
  2. Mysql automation for the upgrade option is missing.
  3. Only support Linux servers.
  4. Tomcat automation is not good on centos web panels like setup and war file deployment is not quite easy.
  5. Not good for Reseller Hosting.

 

3. Plesk control panel

Advantages:

  1. GUI of whm is good for admin and user end.
  2. Automation is good in terms of auto backup, php modules installation configuration, security, multiple php modules.
  3. Good for Reliable Linux Shared hosting servers.
  4. All php versions and MySQL versions can be installed graphically in less time.
  5. nginx and apache both supported.
  6. support Linux and Cheap Windows OS Dedicated Server Hosting.
  7. Tomcat automation is good on Plesk like setup and war file deployment is quite easy.
  8. Good for reseller Hosting

 

Disadvantages:

  1. License cost for VPS and dedicated on a monthly basis.
  2. Resource hungry required a minimum of 2 GB RAM for installation and generally, high load issues arise when resources are less.
  3. Manual installation of Nginx as a reverse proxy and varnish, Litespeed caused many issues over apache.
  4. Some times typical issues arise troubleshooting for admin is hard.
  5. Do not support DKIM authentication on the mail server yet.

 

4. Virtualmin

Advantages:

  1. GUI of Virtualmin is not so good for admin and user end.
  2. Automation is less.
  3. Can be used for a standalone server.
  4. nginx and apache webserver both supported but manual install is required.
  5. Its an opensource control panel. Pro license has some cost for support.
  6. Used fewer resources of the server for automation.

 

Disadvantages:

  1. Not good for shared servers where thousands of websites are hosted.
  2. Mysql automation for the upgrade option is missing.
  3. Manual installation of Nginx as a reverse proxy and varnish, Litespeed caused many issues over apache.
  4. Some times typical issues arise troubleshooting for admin is hard.
  5. Only support Linux servers.
  6. Tomcat automation is not good on Virtualmin like setup and war file deployment is not quite easy.
  7. Not good for Reseller Hosting.

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