I'm having a small dilemma at the moment as I have never admined a server via SSH only, though following a well written Perfect Server guide might help. As the topic states, would you recommend using a control panel to manage a dedicated server (for one person), or would you recommend using SSH management and setting up the services there?
I have never tried to perform the latter option but would really like to as I'm a complete Linux noob Ok well maybe not complete, I know more than most people do, but I'm far less proficient than those who actually use and like the system on a daily basis.
I'm thinking of taking out a new VPS but am unsure of whether to go with CPanel or Plesk.
I have used CPanel with WHM & it works really well. I have read that it does take up a lot of memory & as I'm going for a low end VPS - with 348mb to start with, I was wondering about Plesk, which is also offered by the hosts.
Is Plesk more memory-friendly?
Does Plesk operate in the same way as CPanel - offering Admin as in WHM & easily configurable client panels?
as a newbie moving up to VPS hosts from shared hosts. I'm looking for a bit of advice on which would be the best to go for.?
i have used cPanel before & found it very easy to use, BUT have never used Plesk, only via their web site using the Demo panel & also found it easy to use... what im looking to host is a small community forums & hopefully a small game server on the same host to run ET "Enemy Territory"
Ive been told that ET can be installed on cPanel easily but when looking at the demo of plesk in Modules, it shows a couple of game servers but not ET. could anyone please say if plesk is also capable of running this game or not.. also as a newbie which of the 2 control panels would be the best for me.?
I mostly work with cPanel/WHM but, I have to work with Plesk for just one client of mine. He's on Plesk becoz I came to know Plesk worked better on 256MB VPS than cPanel in the early days. Hence, on my recommendation, he is on Plesk on a 512 MB Memory VPS till now for all these years.
I wonder how tedious it might be to convert from Plesk to cPanel? The client basically uses Joomala + vBulletin and runs forums as of now.
Also, which CP will perform better on 512 MB VPS - Plesk or cPanel.
I'm about to purchase a VPS package with a host who offers the option to choose a control panel with Plesk or Cpanel.
I look into both programs and their features and they look both pretty good to me.
Something i will really need for the website is an easy way to create mailinglist out of a MySQL 5 database, so would it be possible with Plesk or Cpanel to read the email addresses out of a database and send them in a queue?
Does Plesk or Cpanel provide this option in the standard version or do you have have to purchase an add-on for that ? Or is there another way to do this for example using a webservice to insert the data for the list.
My server configuration: Linux/Apache, MySQL 5, PHP 5, PhpMyAdmin.
My Problem is that I can't run webstats or my RAM maxes out causing all kinds of problems. Normally my privvmpages is around 200,000 out of an allocation of 500,000 but with webstats on that goes through the roof.
What can I do? Do I have to get more RAM? I can buy more ram but it is kind of pricey.
Would switching to Plesk solve my problem? I heard it uses less resources. But I have never used it before.
I'm going from a reseller account that used cPanel to a dedicated server using Plesk. I don't have access to anything on the cPanel server (long story), but the host said they will create a cPanel backup for me. Is it possible to install this into Plesk? I know it's possible to do a migration from a cPanel server to Plesk, which requires root access that I don't have and can't get, so this cPanel backup is the best I've got.
I am trying to transfer someone from Plesk 8.2.1 to cPanel/WHM 11.23. The client that is on Plesk does not seem to have root access because I tried the WHM built in transfer from another server feature and it wasnt working. It said password was incorrect but it was the main password.
So any thoughts on how i can transfer everything safely?
Our new data center provided us with a Cisco ASA5510 firewall. We're setting up all new servers and will begin migrating all of our domains from our current co-lo to the new place.
At the old co-lo, they provided us a very basic BSD based router, and our servers all had external public facing IPs on them. Firewalling was handled at the server (Windows Firewall or Linux IPtables).
The new place is NAT'ing us, so our servers all have a 192.168.10.x address inside, and they map the external address for us through to the inside.
By default, they are locking everything down. I had to ask them to open ssh so I could remote into my CentOS box last night.
I'm not a network guru-- what ports are going to NEED to be opened so I can give them a list? This is a standard PLESK hosting server so http (80), https, ssh, ftp, pop3, smtp, what else? Anyone have a list?
I am pleased to report success with my first attempt of installing Cpanel on a 64bit vps running Fed4. In fact..this is the first time in known history I have tried anything this..uhhh.."risky"..and it work the very first time. Cpanel had no problems completely replacing the already pre-installed plesk.
i would like to move few clients from my old linux VPS that runs on Cpanel .. to my new windows VPS tat runs Plesk .. you see there were several attempts by new provider .. they cant guarantee that accounts can be fully migrated even manually they only copied site files to new server .. the client account's still running on linux vps cpanel, they are intact .. clients dont have any php or mysql files they are just plain HTML and Flash files .. i can move site files .. im concerned about mail accounts and emails that already in my clients inbox (they are using IMAP accounts) .. do you guys know any guideline or step by step how to migrate my clients
P.S. please consider me as an uneducated person .. my background is designing not programming or network administration.