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    Which type of hosting?

    Hi All,

    Which type of hosting is preffered?

    cPanel + Linux

    OR

    Plesk & Windows

    Please vote

    EDIT: Which do you prefer from an end-user POV, which is more stable and easy to use?
    Last edited by Messa; 15th February 2009 at 02:33 PM.

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    From my limited experience of running websites/hobby sites I would have to say cpanel and linux. This is due to the ammount of resources and security of linux over windows. Although due to me not been "in the know" and using these servers from root and on a full time basis, that this may not be the case judging on my reading/research of the windows server 2008 which seems to have adopted a few things in regards to linux. commands line etc.....

    Now onto cpanel, I've tried demo of plesk, and find it as a user (from a novice) point of view over-complex to learn. With cpanel it's a lot less cluttered and organised, and more secure although it has it's flaws this is only a comparison between these two.

    With the ammount of demo's out there (provided by them, 3rd parties and youtube) learning the basics is a breeze.

    Anyway better stop typing or I won't stop, that's my input for all it's worth.

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    It's appreciated, i'm just trying to see whats popular and how people find them.

    Thanks!

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    cPanel

    I havent really used plesk if i am honest

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    Plesk on Linux could/should be an option too.

    If on Windows, you might want to consider Helm again from the same people as Plesk as I've heard good things about it.

    I hope you get some good results from this which you'll post as I think it'd be interesting to see how people vote.

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    Yeah, there could have been quite a few variations, especially from Parralels :P but i thought Plesk + cPanel were the most popular (ish)

    Cheers

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    Personallyy I prefer cPanel because I think it's more usually friendly but Plesk isn't that bad. I'd go for cPanel with Linux if I was looking for me.

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    I installed plesk on a server here last night and had a play, I don't find it very intuative from an admin POV.

    Seems quite messy, cPanel however, have got it just right ;P

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    I'm not well enough versed with either to really comment (I don't use cp's) but I have found both suitable for the needs I had for the particular customer.

    It's pleasing to see a webhost taking the time to look into it for future endeavours though.

    Good show.

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    Cheers,i thought edugeek would be the place to start because there is over 10,000 members all with varying skillsets etc..

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    surely it depends on what types of applications you are going to run on it.

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    Yeah it does, but i was just aiming to get a roundabout figure on whats preferred.
    Which will i guess show what types of applications are used at the same time...

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    I think are are asking which hosting control panels people prefer, rather than Windows or Linux Hosting (lets not start that debate!). The poll does not really make much sense.

    We use Plesk for our Linux services and Helm for our Windows services. cPanel is more aimed at small hosts who want to concentrate on single server set-ups IMO.

    Plesk in conjunction with Plesk Expand allows us to centrally manage our infrastructure from geographically dispersed DNS servers, centralised mail and DB servers, a single login area for customers and so on. It basically allows us to have a centralised hosting network which makes security, backups & management much easier than single server set-ups.

    Helm for Windows is an out of the box multi-server control panel, and again lets us centrally manage everything and provide a fully clustered network.

    My choice:

    Linux - Plesk
    Windows - Helm

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    maybe a bit of background on what your trying to achieve would be better.

    Matt

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    cPanel does do DNS clustering.
    The aim of the poll was to see it from a customer point of view rather than getting into the whole centralizing and clustering side of things.

    It was more the usability and stability for the customer rather than the administering of the control panels I was trying to get an idea of.

    Thanks for your input though!

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