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hostgliders 02-21-2017 09:25 AM

alternate control panels for hosting companies
Anybody here , is using alternate control panel other than cpanel or plesk . I know most web hosting companies are based on the above 2. But any different ? Likie zpanel or vesta control panel :rolleyes2 :rolleyes2

HostXNow 02-21-2017 10:53 AM

There is also ISPManager. Cheap too.

I prefer cPanel myself.

hostgliders 02-22-2017 11:33 PM


Originally Posted by HostXNow (Post 197760)
There is also ISPManager. Cheap too.

I prefer cPanel myself.

Cpanel is the best one and we have been using it for long time , but have a curiosity is there anyone using other control panel and have a fond with that.

May be we can try if it is free .

kunnusingh 02-25-2017 11:50 PM

On some of my servers I use WebMin

Its easy to use Webmin specially If you are experienced otherwise it will take lots of hours to setup a simple site by reading broken tutorials.

I said broken tutorial because of most of tutorial on Webmin are not up-to-date or does not work as said by them in their tutorial.

I don't have any issue with Webmin so I recommended it as a alternative of cPanel.

HosterDaddy 02-28-2017 01:47 PM

Well, There is no such alternate for cpanel, if you are looking for stable and reliable solution you should go with cPanel without having any second thought. If you are looking for something which is easy and free and stable too then i would suggest you to go with VestaCP. I have been used vestacp couple of times and found very helpfull and relaible.

ughosting 02-28-2017 03:02 PM

DirectAdmin is a great panel, we like it as it's easy to extend to do whatever new feature you need.

ikalf 03-01-2017 02:57 AM

I would suggest DirectAdmin also. Stable, not so many functions like cpanel.

LusoVPS 03-01-2017 06:13 AM

Vesta is quite good. We have several customers using it and it fits perfectly for an entry level.

nodhop 03-02-2017 02:31 AM

Webuzo is a very cheap control panel by softaculous.

bestcast4u 03-02-2017 08:58 AM

There is vesta and setora i used but like everyone i prefer Cpanel

24x7server 03-08-2017 09:50 AM


There are are lot of open source panel available too, however, for a web hoster, it is important that the client gets to do what he needs for his website, so the client panel should be full of features for their ease of managing... CPanel ranks on top for this, then plesk, and then DirectAdmin...

If you are using a RedHat Flavor, you can also check the Centos Web Panel, a good one though, but if you want to sustain in the hosting market, you go to go with the flow, which is what most hosters does and choose cPanel, plesk, or directadmin..

whmcsguru 04-03-2017 10:14 PM

Yeah, directadmin is going to be your best bet, honestly

Rocketrix 06-22-2017 02:11 AM

Hosting companies depends on cPanel because it have a super support team, supported by most of client management software, and well coded.

If you are using a cheap or even an expensive panel which will not fix any bug or error 1 hour later from its appearance you may lose clients.

SenseiSteve 06-22-2017 01:34 PM

cPanel is certainly what I recommend, but you could look at Virtualmin.

webling 06-22-2017 08:14 PM

When I started my company I wrote my own in Perl CGI. It took me about 40 hours to write a script that would handle client orders. I knew nothing about software that I could buy. Even though I had used Plesk awhile back when I hosted my sites before having my own server, I hadn't thought about that. So I had this amazing script (It wasn't half bad and worked flawlessly) but I wasn't getting customers. So even though I felt good about the program I produced, visitors to my site saw it differently because they weren't buying hosting plans. And I have some pretty good plans.

I've used both Plesk and cPanel and have tried the DirectAdmin demo. They are all good. After getting rid of the one I wrote, the first one I used was Plesk because I had learned that well. Later I learned about cPanel and was frustrated a bit having to learn new software. So I added a server with cPanel and suddenly began getting orders. I found it is the most popular and once I learned it myself liked it better than Plesk even though Plesk is still a top choice.

I learned that in this business it's important to make it as easy for the client and give them the most you can. In my experience, cPanel does that best.

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