Re: [Nolug] cPanel?

From: Jerry Wilborn <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 10:51:47 -0500
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Plesk... Pros: Plays well with default system packages,, Windows and Linux packages are closely
aligned. Cons: Any advanced support goes to their programmers in Russia and
requires that they have root to your box.

cPanel... Pros: Better configurability, domestic support. Cons: More clunky
(frames!) interface, separate (although claims to be close) product for
Windows, more expensive for small number of domains on dedicated hardware.

Also, SWSoft has been swallowing up competitors for years. I wouldn't be
surprised to see cPanel "merge" with SWSoft at some point.

Jerry Wilborn

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Dustin Hinton <>wrote:

> Look.. Nothing can replace the command line.. But this is a nice tool..
> It's like any tool.. There are screwdrivers and drills.. Both do the same
> thing but each has a unique place..
> Thanks, Dustin :-)
> On May 20, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Simon Dorfman <> wrote:
> I'm not really a fan of cPanel, but I think I disagree with the spirit of
> your criticism, Joey.
> A lot of work we geeks do is "building on the shoulders of giants". Of
> course we are picky about what tools we use. But we often serve clients much
> less technically savvy than ourselves. So being able to recognize a tool as
> flawed, but potentially useful for someone else, is a useful skill.
> -Simon
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Joey Kelly < <>
>> wrote:
>> On Friday 20 May 2011 08:56, B. Estrade wrote:
>> > I have a question for the group. I'd like to hear opinions good or bad
>> > on the cPanel product line (or thoughts on the company itself) - good,
>> > bad, ugly. I am not necessarily looking for alternatives to such a
>> > product, but would be happy to hear about others that might be
>> > comparable or superior.
>> In my opinion, it you are a seasoned admin, cPanel and other GUI products
>> are
>> only going to make you frustrated and mad. Since I'm generally empowered
>> to
>> make technical decisions for my clients, I discourage their use, and will
>> at
>> times turn down work that requires such tools.
>> --
>> Joey Kelly
>> Minister of the Gospel and Linux Consultant
>> <>
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