Plesk Vs Cpanel

When it comes to web hosting control panels, Plesk vs cPanel comparison is something you may think about. Both cPanel and Plesk has long history on the market of server management tools.


About Plesk and cPanel


Plesk has helped system administrators for over 10 years. Because of its user-friendly interface and wide set of features, admins can manage their servers more efficiently. The latest Plesk is available in Windows and Linux and is designed to work unobtrusively, manage performance and gatekeep in the shadows.


cPanel first appeared in 1996. As its a pioneer in this market, cPanel still has a dedicated fanbase for its obsolete products. Even though its current offering is called cPanel 68. Newer iterations of this popular solution are a kind of welding together of cPanel. This facilitates customer account management and Web Host Manager (WHM) which tackles server administration.

Cpanel Plesk


Plesk Vs Cpanel




OS compatibility Linux and Windows

Supported 14 Linux distributives:  CentOS, Cloud Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Debian, Ubuntu, Virtuozzo and more


Supported 3 Linux distributives: CentOS, Cloud Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Web servers Apache, NGINX with caching Apache
Administration Unified authorization procedure for users and administrators. cPanel basically consists of cPanel and WHM – WHM is accessible only for server-related administrational tasks. cPanel access gives control only over website.
Interface Modern UX/UI based on React.Js. Built-in ready to code environment with support of Javascript, PHP, Perl, Ruby On Rails, Python, Java and .NET. User-friendly interface with full control over majority of cPanel/WHM features. Availability of command line and API-based access as the way to automate administrational tasks.
Security A lot of security features are provided from the box e.g. Plesk Firewall, Revisium Antivirus, Fail2ban AutoSSL, cPHulk, built-in support of CSF/LFD and some other useful features
WordPress support WordPress Toolkit provides full list of automation & management features vital for the scalable WordPress infrastructure support. cPanel’s WordPress Manager is far away from perfection.
Extensions/Add-ons Plesk comes with ecosystem of various extensions, covering all possible needs of any server administrator. Among these extensions are Security Advisor, WordPress Toolkit, Joomla! Toolkit, Let’s Encrypt SSL support, SEO Toolkit etc. Extra apps are available via auto-installers.
DBMS MySQL / MariaDB / MSSQL Server databases can be managed via web browser. MySQL/MariaDB databases management via web interface
SSL Let’s Encrypt + Symantec AutoSSL with Let’s Encrypt
Mobile accessibility
Backups Ready to use solutions based on Dropbox, Acronis, Google Drive Compatibility issues can be spotted between various cPanel backup versions.
Technologies Support of Docker, Git, Node.js, WordPress Toolkit Docker, Node.Js & Git can be still supported by cPanel, however workaround here is sophisticated



Plesk or cPanel: Which is better?

The web hosting control panel you choose plays a crucial role in how you interact with your server. It is because your control panel is what gives you the features you’re going to require for your project.

  1. If you are a beginner and just starting with a website, we recommend Plesk over cPanel.
  2. cPanel has the most installation base. It works with Linux-based servers only.
  3. You prefer to use Windows then Plesk is your only choice.
  4. Plesk is a better option if you’re looking to stay with a same look and feel when using multiple servers.
  5. If you have less than 30 sites, then Plesk is cheaper
  6. If you have more than 30 sites, then cPanel can be a more affordable option.


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