Plesk and cPanel, both are control panels, but their major difference lies in the user interfaces and webserver which they support.
Plesk Interface has similarities to the WordPress admin panel and it also supports Linux and Windows-based Servers where cPanel only supports Linux-based servers.
Let’s check out the comparison between Plesk and cPanel.
|Supported Operating System||Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, Centos, Cloud Linux, Amazon Linux, Virtuozzo Linux, Windows Server, 2008 R2SP||Centos, Cloud Linux, RHEL 7, Amazon Linux|
|Web Server||Nginx, Apache||Apache|
|Migration||We can use the Plesk migration tool for migration||We can use the transfer tool in WHM|
|Admin access||Same logins are used||Separate logins are used for WHM and cPanel users|
|Security||Plesk provides features like fail 2 bans (works as a firewall)||WHM (or) Cpanel server security and firewall (CSF, Phulk services)|
|SSL Certificate||Plesk provides free SSL certificates such as let’s encrypt||Cpanel provides an auto SSL feature for providing a free SSL certificate|
|WordPress Support||WordPress toolkit feature helps to install and manage WordPress in Plesk||We can use softaculons for installing WordPress and other applications|
|Database Access||Plesk provides MySQL or MsSQL database servers||Cpanel provides MySQL and Postgresql|
|Backups||Remote backup options are available like DropBox, AWSS3, Google Drive, and Acronis||Backups can be saved in the same server (or) we can use remote destinations like FTP, AWS S3. But first backups are stored in the local backup location and then moves to the remote destination.|
There are various other features on both of these Control panels. Each of them provides outstanding service in their own right. You can choose the better choice based on your OS type and requirements.
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