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cPanel Vs Pleask

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Posted 17th September 2011 at 04:10 PM by go4wealth

Over the years I have used various Hosting services that use different types of administrative interfaces. The two most popular are Plesk and Cpanel. There are pluses and minuses for each product. So let’s take a quick look at each

Plesk was developed in 2003 by a company called SWsoft which was later acquired by Plesk Inc. It is now being shipped under the name Parallels Inc.; and has been re-branded as Parallels Plesk Panel. Unlike cPanel, Plesk supports both Windows and Unix based operating system. Parallels Plesk Panel for Unix supports Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, SUSE, Red Hat Linux; while Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows supports Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Wide Range of OS Support

As said, Plesk supports a wide both Windows and Unix based OS. This is a great convenience for hosting providers who need to implement the same control panel software on both Windows and Unix hosting package.

Parallels Plesk Panel supports a lot of advance features that are not available with other administrative interfaces.. For example the Plesk has better clustering support and provides comprehensive built-in SiteBuilder software. Nevertheless, these advance features actually made Plesk very hard to use and thus not welcomed by most starters.

cPanel was Initially released in year 1996, and has become extremely popular among shared hosting users. The software was originally designed by J. Nicholas Koston; and it’s now managed by cPanel Inc. in Houston, Texas. The software supports a wide range of Unix based OS including CentOS, Red Hat Linux, as well as FreeBSD.

Ease of Use

cPanel has perhaps the most well-liked hosting administrative interfaces of any hosting service by far.. Most end users (people who are using the web hosting services) prefer cPanel as the GUI is much simpler to use than any other hosting administrative interfaces.

Shorter Learning Curve

cPanel tends to be the easiest administrative interface to learn and use. And this is not only true for the end users – many web hosting providers also agreed that cPanel is easier to operate.

Having used both I can without a doubt say that Cpanel is a lot easier and intuitive. If you need to set up email accounts for your domain, msql data bases, ftp accounts, cPanel makes all this and more a snap. Their built in help features can take you from being a novice to being an advanced user in no time.
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    Thanks for this blog, as I am just learning WP & cPanel glad to know i'm going in the easier direction, for the learning curve that is!
    Posted 6th October 2011 at 10:09 PM by larrydcook larrydcook is offline

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