• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Thoughts on Cpanel

Joined
Aug 10, 2007
Messages
4,265 (0.85/day)
Location
Sanford, FL, USA
Processor Intel i5-6600
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Geminii S524
Memory G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB
Storage Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)
Display(s) LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS
Case Lian Li PC-Q25
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro
I'm moving my company to a pair of new dedicated webservers soon and would like to get away from Plesk (license fees, among other annoyances). Now while I could run them both from the command-line, I'm the only one here that can do it, so a panel is more or less a requirement.

Is Cpanel intrusive? Is it like Plesk where it tries to handle everything? Moving every conf file to a location of it's liking? With an interface design by a monkey? that has been drinking!? and has lost an eye in a monkey knife fight!!??

That's what I'm trying to get away from.

Anyhoo, I'm open to suggestions as well, though those are the two biggies you'll find all hosts.
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2007
Messages
4,265 (0.85/day)
Location
Sanford, FL, USA
Processor Intel i5-6600
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Geminii S524
Memory G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB
Storage Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)
Display(s) LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS
Case Lian Li PC-Q25
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro
Forgot to add - can't have a panel that breaks if I update the server behind it's back :)
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
22,080 (3.56/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
thats the main reason why i'm not using any sort of cpanel at tpu. i dont trust those things and text config files give me more flexibility

have you considered going without cpanel and documenting all the important stuff?
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2007
Messages
4,265 (0.85/day)
Location
Sanford, FL, USA
Processor Intel i5-6600
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Geminii S524
Memory G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB
Storage Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)
Display(s) LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS
Case Lian Li PC-Q25
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro
That would be nice, they're just paranoid (and rightfully so) after years and years of inexperienced techs. Will probably have to live with Cpanel for at least one contract cycle.

It's been a slow uphill battle, but I'm making head-way with them :)
 
Top