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    CPanel or Plesk?

    Got a new server and trying to decide on what platform to install, been using plesk on my old server but impossible to get help for when trying to install on the new server?

    So was thinking of possibly trying cpanel, anyone got some make or break experiences on which is best?

    Cheers GW

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    I prefer Plesk myself, it's usually installed by the host as a choice when selecting a package Graeme. cPanel is free, whereas Plesk has a small licence fee for <11 domains as I recall. Is your new server just a bare-bones OS, and you have to install all this yourself? If so, which OS and flavour is it?

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    cpanel=userfriendly / plesk=stabability

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    Quote Originally Posted by aZooZa View Post
    I prefer Plesk myself, it's usually installed by the host as a choice when selecting a package Graeme. cPanel is free, whereas Plesk has a small licence fee for <11 domains as I recall. Is your new server just a bare-bones OS, and you have to install all this yourself? If so, which OS and flavour is it?
    Yep mate I got a bare bones server and they installed some type of linux version on it "Centos" I think.

    I installed the plesk stuff and all seemed to go in fine, no errors but just can't seem to reach the admin panel. I think it wants me to configure password and stuff with server privalages but not sure what it is on about or what it wants me to do. I have all the codes and stuff but by the sounds of it it actuaslly wanted me to be physically present at the server.

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    The admin panel should be reachable at https://yourdomain:8443

    If 'yourdomain' doesn't work, try the IP address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secname View Post
    cpanel=userfriendly / plesk=stabability
    Absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aZooZa View Post
    The admin panel should be reachable at https://yourdomain:8443

    If 'yourdomain' doesn't work, try the IP address.
    Yep tried them both mate, this is what I'm getting back on all browsers.

    The connection has timed out

    The server at 217.***.***.** is taking too long to respond.


    Not sure if I should have done some prep work on the server before I started or something but it said mysql and all the good stuff was on and working. I'm only on the trial installation so not costing anything, so may just whip it out if can't get it going. Their help support is terrible, please add license key before you can contact them. But it's a trial and doesn't have any license key, so they haven't thought that through.

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    I think you're in nightmare territory there. If I were you I'd consider going with a host that provides this stuff as part of a basic package. It's possible to do all that Plesk does from the command line, but that's essentially what Plesk does as you know - it gives you a 'usability' layer. What's the price/spec of the server you're wanting?

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    that's the trade off then I guess mate, for the same server from a managed point of view it would be 150 a month. I bought the server for 500'ish, 16gb ram etc and a really decent bit of kit built from scartch. I just pay 30 a month for co location 30gb traffic. It's only about 10 miles from me if I needed to pop up there and they are really good. But they don't know how plesk works as they are just command line guys. 3 years of old server being there and never had an issue so can't fault them.

    I bought this new server more for seo purposes to split my sites around with new ip's and a bit of security in case the other server goes down I have another to rely on.

    I'll buy the license and maybe get them to install it for 50, saves the hassle I think... Might swap the older server to cpanel or command line though, didn't know it was free for cpanel.....

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    Ohh - different kettle of fish! Without doubt, I'd have them install Plesk for the 50. cPanel is free but only from hosting companies who pay the licensing fees. IMHO, Plesk is the way to go mate.


 

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