Which control panel to choose

Started by selearnerlive, Oct 15, 2022, 02:48 AM

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I have VPS, ISPmanager, Apache2, and sites. I need to conveniently configure the environment of these web sites.
As such, I don't need hosting with tariffs. I tried phpMyAdmin - it's not clear at all what it's for - it doesn't see the database of sites. ISPmanager - I'm bored, I'm going to broaden my horizons. I read and found that: Cyberpanel does not work with Apache, Plesk is outdated, a bunch of different panels are paid. I can't study and compare everything - please advise.

Listen - do all the panels need to be installed with an empty system? That is, using the example of ISPConfig, I found out that it installs everything of its own, and it is necessary that there are no sites or databases before it.
In other words: how do I install the panel - if I already have a server and web sites?


Install the panel, and then configure it to manage your sites ("start" web sites in the panel).
The settings of the Web server, etc., must be saved beforehand, because when installing the panel, they may be damaged ("erased" by the settings required by the panel).
If web sites are present on the server in a non-working form, then simply install the panel and "start" the sites in it.

It is important that it performs the assigned tasks. I'm used to it and I'm comfortable. Moreover, to put a secure protocol.
ISPmanager puts nginx, not just Apache.


This panel has a well-designed interface, so it is perfect for "dummies". Its interface is somewhat similar to the interface of ordinary desktop Windows applications, there are high-quality translations into Russian. Also, training videos are built into the "admin panel" and there is a good help system.


Clear web interface.
Wizards configure system daemons.
Excellent translation into Russian.
A convenient and thoughtful help system.
∞ number of sites and users.
The possibility of customization with the indication of your own logo.

Limited possibilities of user migration (transfer between servers).
Requires installation of a web server
ISPmanager looks perfect on a virtual server. This panel is more suitable for a separate project than for installation on a hosting server.

The developer is SWsoft, but these days it is distributed by Parallels.

Rich feature set with plugin support
The ability to install plugins from PU
Reselling capability

The interface didn't seem convenient enough to us
Overloaded with modules that most do not need.
Given the overload of functions, the possibility of reselling, Plesk is more suitable for hosting providers than for individual users.

It was born against the background of the termination of the development of VestaCP and is its fork, but it is actively developing, getting more and more new functions.

Among the functionality of HestiaCP:
Automatic installation of Apache, Nginx, required PHP versions, MySQL server, PostgreSQL, FTP server, mail client and other applications
The ability to select the PHP version for each site separately
Fine-tuning site properties: caching static files, changing the site directory to your own, however, within the site folder
Support for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates
File manager, as well as automatic installation of various CMS (now there is support for WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop, Opencart, Nextcloud and Laravel and Symfony frameworks)
DNS records management, databases, mailboxes, Cron tasks
Backup locally and to an external server, and there is support for FTP, sFTP and Backblaze
A fairly flexible settings section for experienced users, which allows you to configure many software parameters through the control panel.