Webhosting control panel plesk and cPanel

In linux web hosting industry there are two most famous control panel ie. Plesk and cPanel. We will see difference and similarity between these two control panel also advantage and disadvantages of using them.

The choice of the control panel is client personal needs and comfort with the interface.

Advantages and disadvantages.

Major difference is plesk control panel usage database to store all records but cPanel uses simple text files to store all records and all tasks are executed using perl scripts.

Plesk and cPanel both offers all features to user such as managing email accounts, FTP account, hosting account and resellers account , creating database etc.. Also configuration of services like FTP , Mysql , Apache/Httpd , Named , mail and configuration of applications like php.

Since plesk use mysql database operation of tasks take bit more time than cPanel. Also if due to any bug in update any problem appears hosting provider have only option is to contact their support and let them fix. But in case of cPanel we can easily go back to previous version and sometime fix manually by updating records in files.

If mysql service goes down for any reason or database of plesk crashes then this takes entire plesk down that is not in case of cPanel. If case of any crash like if you are terminating any account from plesk and if server crashes before it terminate account you will need to work on DB to remove partially terminated account which is impossible without help of plesk support. But in case of cPanel it goes very easy to finish partially completed task by making changes to some text files this great advantage.

Migration of hosting account as it is from plesk to cPanel or cPanel to plesk nearly impossible so it is important to test both Panels and make decision. Personally I recommend go for cPanel.

Performance security

Although Resources usage of cPanel is less than plesk both fast in terms performance , secure and most stable panels in available hosting control panels.

Price:

Most of the people use cPanel because it is cheaper than plesk.

Operating system:

cPanel runs only on linux but plesk works on windows. For windows server plesk is highly recommended control panel.

Un installation:

cPanel it is not possible to un install cPanel. You only have option backup data and then re install server.

Plesk offer uninstall feature but it is not recommended.

Types of Webhosting

Types of webhosting.

There are mainly two types of web hosting 1: Managed hosting 2: Un-Managed hosting.

Managed hosting: Here, web hosting provider provide complete support. Even if client send email and ask them to create email account they will create email account for him.

Creating email account is very simple task client just need to login his cPanel account and Go to Email section and create account with few clicks. In un-manage hosting web hosting provider will reply you and ask to create it yourself 🙂

What are pros and cons of Managed hosting

1: Just email or initiate live chat and ask them to perform any smallest and easiest task.

2: Client can blame for any issue like downtime, site hacked or slow loading speed.

3: Client can get assistance to configure and install 3rd party applications like WordPress ,Joomla or any application which need manual installation.

Cons:

1: Only one so far I noticed you need to pay almost double price every month even if you are managing site/server yourself.

Un-managed hosting pros.

1: Client get hosting at very low cost.

Cons:

1: Client need to take care of his hosting.

2: Maintain backups, Install and configure applications.

3: Client need to learn all technical stuffs ie. optimizing server, services, applications he has installed.

Suggestion: If client want to run wordpress site and he is non-technical guy. Then he shall go for managed hosting once he learn how to download backup and upgrade applications and maintain his site then he can shift to un-managed hosting and save money.

cPanel web hosting

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cPanel Webhosting.

cPanel is most user friendly panel in web hosting. Most of the shared hosting provider , reseller, dedicated & cloud server use this panel to manage client’s site or their own site. Most important feature of cPanel is it provide lots of features like. Create email accounts, setting filters, forwarders, FTP accounts , Password protect folders etc…

For hosting provider it is very important to manage and monitor activities going on their server especially on shared server. Main advantage of shared hosting server is you can host lots of sites and oversell resources.

What is overselling. Suppose you have server with 16 CPUs, 300 GB disk, 10 TB (10240 GB) bandwidth and 32 GB RAM. Such server will cost provide around $200 per month. Here hosting provider will provide client basic plan like: 10 GB , and 100 GB bandwidth for $2. He would able to host such 500 Clients on his cPanel server because most of the client ie. 90% will not use even 10 GB bandwidth and 1 GB disk space while hosting a site. Also most of sites will have very low traffic in such case they will not be using even 1% of server’s total resources.

In this way shared hosting server would able to make $1000 per server costing him $200 including cPanel license.

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