Plesk is good for end users. I would say cpanel is better for admins because it has more tools and tweaks available from within whm. Plesk has come a long long long way. There are only 2 major disadvantages to plesk that I can think of:
- High license prices. $99 for a language file! $199 for the equivilent of fantastico
- API can only be used by server administrators. This means resellers can use autocreation programs.
We had tried to switch from Helm to Plesk on our Windows server, but 9/10 customers didnt happy. It's harder to use for end-users. Now, we are using cPanel and DirectAdmin on Linux and Helm on Windows. Have heard good things about H-Sphere as well, but we havent tried
__________________ www.gate2vn.net - affordable hosting solutions Shared - Dedicated servers with cPanel, DirectAdmin and Helm
We've used both for different things, but I'd take Plesk any day.
I think people like cPanel because all the features are listed all at once, so it looks like you have a lot more. There's nothing wrong with that, and I'm sure end users do eat it up. To me though, it just seems disorganized; and from our experiences, the cPanel servers were much, much less stable (they're being replaced with Interworx at this very moment).
__________________ Corey Northcutt: Freelance Internet Promotion Consultant
People choose cPanel because it has a big range of features and it has everything someone needs on a webhosting business. It's easy to use, has a nice interface and it's pretty fast. It has a few bugs here and there but they are squashed sooner or later.
__________________ SenseHost - Hosting that makes sense.