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Overview

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Plesk is a WebOps and hosting platform designed to help users run, grow and automate their apps, sites, and business. The...

cPanel & WHM is a server management solution that helps IT professionals, developers, as well as small and midsize businesses...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

13.50

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

15.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.7

145

5

4

3

2

1

103

37

4

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.7

150

5

4

3

2

1

113

31

5

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

I really like that it is so easy to setup and that there is a great amount of information in the user forums and plesk help sections.
I am hosting a website for my company and plesk it's perfect, much better than cPanel. Worked in past with it also on windows and does great job both on linux and windows server.
File Manager and Database management solutions are great way to handle bigger files. Also licensing model for small hosting is a great feature so at all levels you get the best solutions.

Pros

It's a great software with great features and you can easily manage either the clients websites or your business ones easily.
I think the API is by far the best of this software, it allows a great deal of automation.
I like that it's easy to use and that you can manage all your websites or clients websites from an easy interface.

Cons

Pricey, lacking in features with terrible customer service.
Unfortunately I am having in trouble for use it outside Google Platform.
Not so fast in loading speed compared to cPanel. The dashboard can often be confusing with so many menus and options.

Cons

The update process always feels risky, and the methods of implemnting nginx just feel awkward.
It your internet connection is weak you may keep getting logged out.
I find it a bit tricky to figure out at first and seems to lag a tad.
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Key features

  • Total features66
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Authentication
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • CMS Integration
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compression
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Backup
  • Control Panel
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Dashboard
  • Data Migration
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Support
  • Deployment Management
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Monitoring
  • Encryption
  • Event Logs
  • File Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Incremental Backup
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Monitoring
  • No-Code
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Management
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Optimization
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Security Tools
  • Server Monitoring
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Server
  • Web App Development
  • Web Framework Support
  • Website Hosting
  • Total features13
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Authentication
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • CMS Integration
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compression
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Backup
  • Control Panel
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Dashboard
  • Data Migration
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Support
  • Deployment Management
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Monitoring
  • Encryption
  • Event Logs
  • File Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Incremental Backup
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Monitoring
  • No-Code
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Management
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Optimization
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Security Tools
  • Server Monitoring
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Server
  • Web App Development
  • Web Framework Support
  • Website Hosting

Integrations

  • Total integrations16
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations7
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Ian C.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Plesk is Great

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Plesk is hosting management software that is often used with shared hosting companies. It is probably the cheapest version that has a simple GUI. You seem to run into less bugs than with some of the free alternatives and its a lot cheaper than cPanel per month. Easily deal with your databases, files, and create ftp accounts, install software, and keep a track of traffic statistics.

Cons

It is not as powerful as the industry leading WHM/Cpanel.

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Steven D.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Plesk

Not as good as cPanel

Reviewed 2 years ago

A few website clients have to host with Plesk. Perhaps because I use it less than cPanel I find it frustrating from time to time.

Pros

It is a pretty simple interface, so easy to use.

Cons

Not as powerful or feature-rich as cPanel.

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Stanley M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Plesk as a cPanel replacement

Reviewed 2 years ago

Amazing user interface and a good replacement for cPanel.

Pros

Simple to use and amazing user interface that is self-explanatory even for newbies. The best one click install for Let's Encrypt for certificates.

Cons

Lack of more tools to create a tailor-made experience.

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Yağızhan Burak Y.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Plesk helped us growing our shared hosting environment

Reviewed 5 years ago

We manage our websites including our main website using Plesk, and we also created a nice shared hosting environment using Plesk. Plesk helped us build a big audience of shared hosting. We could easily create packages that come with WordPress installed.

Pros

Our customers found Plesk useful, easy to use and handy. Plesk gives us whatever we need, Plesk has automated updates, integration with other software and a handy API interface. Plesk also has cool people who manages their Twitter account, they always respond in minutes. Plesk's WordPress plugin is one of it's most-liked features, our customers mostly choose to go especially with Plesk just because of the WordPress plugin. The add-on packages system is also cool, we can easily add our customers additional resources and can also easily charge them.

Cons

Pricing is a bit out of hand, it's better than it's biggest opponent, cPanel though.

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Pedro L.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Plesk

Great, but prefer cPanel

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Plesk is indeed a great tool. It's complete, it's secure, it has a good performance so yes, it's a great tool. I just don't give it 5 stars because I feel cPanel to be more complete.

Cons

In my opinion, cPanel is a more complete solution and simpler to use. Have been using both systems for many years now and I always feel that options in cPanel are more intuitive and require less clicks to reach where we want

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James D.

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

Great for hosting platforms

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very stable platform. Very much improved over versions from 10 years ago.

Pros

This software is good for hosting management on the linux platforms. The pricing is reasonable and seems stable. Overall works for what we're doing

Cons

This software is very resource intensive. It's a learning curve from cpanel, however it's much more stable.

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Elliott L.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Plesk

User friendly server admin panel

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am employed to manage various servers ranging from un-managed dedis to fully managed plesk and cpanel servers.

Pros

It makes server administration as simple as pressing buttons by implementing an extremely simple user interface. Even beginners can make edits to the server.

Cons

As someone who enjoys more finer tuned control (read: ssh access) plesk is far too simplistic for me and I often feel frustrated when I'm working on our legacy servers.

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Robert S.

Broadcast Media, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Plesk is Beautiful

Reviewed 5 years ago

My team and myself can easily learn just about anything quickly but Plesk is so much easier for clients to learn when moving from other platforms.

Pros

The admin interface is easy to use for my team and clients.

Cons

There was a small learning curve for new team members used to Cpanel but I think everyone likes working with Plesk.

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Management Consulting, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Plesk

Clean User Interface

Reviewed 5 years ago

Having been used to cPanel for so long, it took me a bit to get used to some of the specific settings in Plesk. Other than that the system seems to run really well and once you get used to it, it seems easier to manage my sites.

Pros

Clean User Interface Great extensions available Basic installation is more affordable

Cons

A bit of a learning curve if you've come from cPanel Pricing can get out of hand if you get more extensions

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Stasha K.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

It's very, very ...extraordinary :)

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience is very positive. It's much better than cPanel, and I will always recommend Plesk as an advanced platform for managing your web.

Pros

I like every feature. I have used cPanel for many years and struggle with more options and possibilities. One hosting provider I chose preferred Plesk, and I was ok. with it. In the meantime, I consider that there are many features I was missing before. E.g., when some plugin breaks the website, you don't have to change the name in the file, just switch on or off from Plesk. Also, you can find many tutorials out there about outstanding features that Plesk has. It's beneficial if you are a newbie.

Cons

I don't find any I can tell is missing, or it's not right.

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Andrew J.

Printing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

Makes life easy

Reviewed 5 years ago

We switched from CPanel to Plesk years ago for managing our server and haven't looked back since. Very stable, mature software which makes server management much easier.

Pros

Plesk cuts through the complexity of server and hosting management with a stable easy to use interface. I can't remember encountering any bugs, and find its cost quite reasonable for the power it brings.

Cons

There's a level of complexity in the software which could be an obstacle for some users.

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Ahmed M H.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

My Prefered Hosting Control Panel

Reviewed 5 years ago

For me, it's the best in the market and the price is better than cPanel. I have many dedicated servers and I'm using a Plesk on all of them

Pros

Competitive Price WordPress Tools Ease of Use Customer Service

Cons

the migration tools need a lot of care and new development, especially when migrating from cPanel to Plesk. I have to pay for many important addons and I believe it should be part of Plesk features but not to pay extra for it.

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Constantin Catalin S.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Easy to get up and Highest Features and Security

Reviewed 4 years ago

I am hosting a website for my company and plesk it's perfect, much better than cPanel. Worked in past with it also on windows and does great job both on linux and windows server.

Pros

It's easy to install, it even has a once command installer that does all for you, more it's easy to use even for not so technical people on server part, it does automatic updates for you, security it top notch even checking for sql injections. You can even integrate it with git and pull your website fast and easy to the server.

Cons

Nothing, I like all about it, it's perfect.

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Abhik B.

Computer Networking, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

The best webhosting control panel that is supported on Windows hosting

Reviewed 3 years ago

Plex is very good for small and medium servers and medium-sized web hosting companies.

Pros

Plex is one of the very few web hosting control panel that is available for Windows as well as Linux. Plex has almost all the features need to manage a server and host websites or email. It offers many extensions.

Cons

Plex is less stable compared to cPanel. I once broke a development server while installing some Plesk components. It took a lot of time and google search to fix it. However, this happens rarely, so nothing to worry about too much.

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Michelangelo C.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Plesk

For me the best

Reviewed 2 years ago

Really really good in the end. I would make this choice again in the future.

Pros

For me who manage small hosting services in VPS is a fantastic choice: it is fast, fast, at an affordable and reliable price. He certainly loses in the competition with Cpanel but this is not necessarily a negative point. Finally UI and UX are really good.

Cons

It doesn't integrate well with Cloudflare and that's really a shame, the mailbox management isn't perfect and for anything you have to pay. And A lot. The subscription to a classic antivirus often costs as much as 3 times the subscription. Often these services are nothing more than adaptations of open source code.

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Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Plesk Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

Currently I use plesk to manage my websites, email service and database for my business. And the benefit i enjoy with plesk is their responsive customer service. They have been of help over certain issues but have also not demonstrated technical expertise in some (I had to resolve some of those issues myself).

Pros

Plesk has an easy to navigate panel and has a simple build to help first timers navigate their way through sections without any hassle or third party walk-through. It also has a one-click install option for installing certain apps like wordpress e.t.c

Cons

Although it's easy to navigate Plesk, however the user interface isn't very appealing. An interface like the popular cpanel is preferred. Judging by my experience, the plesk panel only allows you to open one database at a time and therefore limits multitasking (especially when i want to use records from two different databases at the same time). Unlike Cpanel, installing scripts on plesk takes a more stressful approach. Finally, i prefer that file permissions on plesk be changed to easily understandable numbers (for instance 644, 777 and so on) as opposed to alphabets. The plesk panel breaks sometimes and shows error messages that do not apply. For instance, it sometimes throws a "File too large error" for a file less than 50kb.

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Dominik L.

Education Management, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

Build and maintain your web hosting

Reviewed 5 years ago

With Plesk, I am no longer spending time typing some long commands in secure shell window because I can do almost everything with nice and functional Plesk interface.

Pros

- one control panel to rule them all - manage all websites from one place - hundreds of plugins which extend the functionalities even greater - regular automatic updates - out of the box integration with cloud service providers like DigitalOcean, Vultr, AWS... - full SSH root access remains available so if I don't like something I can customize it the old fashioned way - amazingly good security and firewall integrated - WordPress toolkit is a must-have if you manage multiple WordPress websites - SSL integration with Let's Encrypt work flawlessly

Cons

- not so fast in loading speed compared to cPanel - the dashboard can often be confusing with so many menus and options - lack of support for Amazon Linux - a little bit more expensive if you are looking for a shared web hosting with Plesk installed but in most cases, you will be using Plesk on your own VPS or server

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Ben M.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Plesk has made my life so much easier!!!!!!!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have been extremely happy with Plesk so far - I met some of the guys at WordCamp Nordic and they gave me an extended trial - the whole system has blown me away and I can't wait for the new version to come out :)

Pros

For a start it works - doesn't crash all the time like other web hosting software. It works with ubuntu instead of CentOS which is huge for me. It integrates amazingly well with AWS, especially RDS and Aurora databases. Having Ngnix as standard is huge, it was a real issue with cPanel ... and the LetsEncrypt system works great. The NewRelix integration makes life easier.

Cons

Generally, it's pretty good - it can be a pain to install integrations with PHP (datadog, sqreen, etc), but this is just a learning curve.

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Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plesk

Server Hosting made easy !

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I have used Plex for several years now. It allows you to manage hosts on both Linux and Windows easily. It's much. better than Cpanel and other ancient looking tools Major Pro's 1. Reliable functionality - doesn't run out of memory when trying to work with large files 2. UI is modern and fast 3. Works with both Windows and Linux data center hosting

Cons

Would love functionality to manage these servers on the go (mobile web or apps) Scheduled cron job functionality could be a good value add service

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Putra R.

Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Best Control Panel for Web Hosting

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very Satisfied and would recommended to any body to switch from your traditional hosting panel, and off course SNI for Mail Services are very clever solution than manual setup with other competitor.

Pros

i use plesk web SE edition for about 4 years and never lookback for alternative, after some running free trial on obsidian, surprisely i'm very recommended about the UI/US File Manager feature, its more better than competitor like cPanel. Everything that i wanted to see and functionality has been there, and also it's very recommended to new user that never use any of file manager interface in several plesk edition.

Cons

Documentation of the product still minimum, i'm understand this product kind new to the public.

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Greg S.

Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Plesk

Ability to run a small, yet profitable web hosting company

Reviewed 5 years ago

Plesk has enabled me to run a successful hosting business since 2004 with little expense which means room to make profit while competing on the value I add over larger hosting companies.

Pros

I've used plesk as my web hosting platform for about 15 years now. The latest incarnation runs on Amazon Web Services which makes it extremely easy and inexpensive to setup. The other big competitor is CPanel which in my opinion has fallen behind in development in comparison to Plesk. Web hosts pick one usually and get comfortable with that, but I believe Plesk to the most comprehensive and easiest to use for my hosting clients.

Cons

They need to work more on the user interface as it's hard to find your way around sometimes. But you can find out how to do what you need with a little looking around.

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Ali Erdem A.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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cPanel & WHM

Cpanel

Reviewed 5 years ago

nice attraction that gives you great statistics and details for people interested in the website. personally, as a man of statistics craziness on my site with how many people entered with the browser, how many seconds in which section, how many seconds, such as the site has been added to the favorite information is a great pleasure.

Pros

The alternative to professional hosting management is plesk and directadmin.

Cons

however, license fees can be annoying in individual use.

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Todd W.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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cPanel & WHM

WHM is still the most common way to manage a server ... for a reason

Reviewed 6 years ago

Ability to stop spam, lock out brute force attacks and ensure the smooth running of my client's websites and email is a life saver.

Pros

The ability to manage security issues using a GUI is still a cool feature after all these years for a non server tech like myself.

Cons

The learning curve is steep but much more user friendly than Plesk.

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Gourav K.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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cPanel & WHM

cPanel is better for general programming

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is best for beginners in programming. Low cost, easy to understand than Plesk.

Cons

It's very durable. No cons from my side.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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cPanel & WHM Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

cPanel & WHM is a very good piece web based software for managing your server hosting. It provides you with a reliable and efficient interface, with all of the tools you need to manage website hosting.

Pros

cPanel & WHM can be accessed via your web browser to manage website hosting, databases, emails, server side scripts, ftp access, SSL installation, domain configuration and more. You can administer different levels of access for other users as well as reseller accounts. There is a mobile app available for administrators that are unable to access a desktop/laptop to manage hosting changes.

Cons

The software is effective, but does have a few limitations. As of now it is only deployed on Linux servers. You might find the appeal of the user interface to be more of a personal preference. I prefer the cleaner interface of Plesk. The listed menu style of Plesk control panel is a little more consistent and the appearance feels more modern.

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Stasha K.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best option for basic needs

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is a clear view, and I like it showed everything according to some arrangement in rows and columns and that the display of functions is like icons. It's suitable for the start.

Pros

If you use cPanel just to deal with primary purposes, that's all you need. It has options for almost everything that you ever need for managing your space on the web. You can deal with emails and backup everything in just a few clicks. I like the control that cPanel gives to their customers.

Cons

For advanced control, it's better to switch on something like Plesk. If you figure out that your needs are bigger than options from cPanel you can always grow with some alternatives with more features.

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Josh C.

Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great product but bummed by the price hike.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great product has all the features I need though just had a pricing structure increase.

Pros

Allows me to do everything I need to do with my hosting. I have played with plesk but I am more used to cpanel and WHM and know where everything is and there are so many features that allow me to resell hosting and make money from it! It is updated a lot which is great.

Cons

The main issue I had is this new pricing structure. It did increase my hosting bill quite a bit. Also every now and then I can't find something as there is soo much to it so I have to talk to my hosting company. So it can be a bit complicated until you learn it.

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Daniel N.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to use for the daily usage

Reviewed a year ago

I have been using WHM/cPanel since 2006, I came from Ferozo and the daily usage become easy to catch for my company and customers, no matter any technical knowledge.

Pros

Since my first approach to cPanel to handle my client's website back in 2003, the intuitive UI and features allow any user to manage a server in a few minutes. I tried Plesk manager, then moved to Ferozo due as part of my VPS provider policy changes. I have decided to move to another provider with cPanel and all suites, until these dates.

Cons

Sometimes I wouldn't say I like the UI for aesthetic reasons but I forget after the essential task over my VPS. It's a perfect tool.

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Ben M.

Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Moved to Plesk as it provides better features and is better value for money

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have used WHM for an number of years, and am in the final stages of moving all of my sites that or on WHM based servers to plesk based ones - just because something is industry standard, does not mean that it is good or should continue being the defacto software that hosts use.

Pros

This is simple to implement and is a standardised piece of software that is regularly used on many hosts, so you know what you can do when logon to a new server - reducing developer / devops learning curve.

Cons

It's outdated, it isn't a pleasant UX, it feels like it is buggy, the only documentation isn't great and is community led so it feels like it is awkward or inaccurate. The update process always feels risky, and the methods of implemnting nginx just feel awkward.