Plesk vs cPanel

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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 SystemDebian, Ubuntu, RHEL, Centos, Cloud Linux, Amazon Linux, Virtuozzo Linux, Windows Server, 2008 R2SPCentos, Cloud Linux, RHEL 7, Amazon Linux
Web ServerNginx, ApacheApache
MigrationWe can use the Plesk migration tool for migrationWe can use the transfer tool in WHM
Admin accessSame logins are usedSeparate logins are used for WHM and cPanel users
SecurityPlesk provides features like fail 2 bans (works as a firewall)WHM (or) Cpanel server security and firewall (CSF, Phulk services)
SSL CertificatePlesk provides free SSL certificates such as let’s encryptCpanel provides an auto SSL feature for providing a free SSL certificate
WordPress SupportWordPress toolkit feature helps to install and manage WordPress in PleskWe can use softaculons for installing WordPress and other applications
Database AccessPlesk provides MySQL or MsSQL database serversCpanel provides MySQL and Postgresql
Mobile AccessibilityyesNo
BackupsRemote backup options are available like DropBox, AWSS3, Google Drive, and AcronisBackups 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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