Direct Admin vs C/Panel

Discussion in 'Linux VPS - DirectAdmin' started by RaceJunkie, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    Would I benefit anything moving from c/panel to Direct Admin? I am using the VPS-L using c/panel and was wondering if there is that much difference in resourses?
     
  2. Caleb

    Caleb McDonald's Drywall Expert

    It's cPanel without a / , not sure where you got that, anyways...

    IMHO, cPanel is better than DA and they both have some of the same features, however, cPanel is so fully comprehensive on every aspect of the control panel and anything needed. They will be releasing cPanel 12 sometime in the remotely near future which will give a fresh look to cPanel as well. I just like the interface of cPanel much better and how everything just "works". I have a license for Plesk as well and I have to say I've had more errors with Plesk than anything else and they were stupid little things that take a long time to figure out like down to the permissions on some qmail file that's supposed to be done during the install. I also have used InterWorx and in my opinion, it is right there with plesk and cpanel because it gives so much information and I haven't had a whole lot of issues with it. I personally haven't used DirectAdmin on any of my servers ever, but it looks a little childish and I don't like how the admin panel consists of three sections and you have to search through them to find the option you're looking for.


    2¢
    -Caleb
     
  3. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    Thanks Caleb
    I would still like to hear from someone that has used both.. And the difference in resources used by each.
     
  4. onelove

    onelove New Member

    Directadmin for me

    I've previously used cpanel and have just started using Directadmin. I enjoy the simplicity of Directadmin. From setting holiday messages on email accounts to enabling and configuring spam assasin. It does not hog server resources (the lightest of the lot I believe) and is super fast. I also enjoy the simple skinable user interface.

    The only thing I would ask for in Directadmin is unzip/zip facilities for the file manager. If you are using ssh, you can get by without this, but maybe ssh may not be the best solution for a client.

    As it stands, I would not go back to PLESK or Cpanel, especially on a vps account with limited RAM.
     
  5. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    Thanks for the input onelove
     
  6. Caleb

    Caleb McDonald's Drywall Expert

    Can you transfer accounts between DA servers through a tool or even from cPanel to DA? How did you transfer your accounts? I've heard quite a few good things about DA and you're not the first that I've seen switch from cPanel and love it. I might switch to DA until cPanel 12 is released. I've also got a Plesk 8 license I bought a while back, but I don't really like plesk as much.

    -Caleb
     
  7. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Would you mind sharing why you would not go back to PLESK?
     
  8. BAlGaInTl

    BAlGaInTl New Member

    I can't speak much on the resources used, but I can speak on the simplicity. For someone who has never seen a control panel before, I think that DA is much easer to pick up. I use the enhanced skin and it is very intuitive for users. Yes, I have to deal with 2 or 3 levels, but they only have to deal with the one. I set up most of my users sites, and will even use the cliomail skin for users that just need to tweak email accounts and such.

    I've used both, and I don't think I will go back to cPanel.

    Transferring user accounts between DA servers is pretty easy. You can do the complete thing from a user backup. I just transfered over a bunch of accounts to my new VPS here without a hitch.

    There are hosts that transfer from cPanel to DA, but I'm not sure where the scripts come from. I do know that it is possible though as my host did it when I first made the switch.
     
  9. mripguru

    mripguru New Member

  10. onelove

    onelove New Member

    Better l8 than never ;)

    I'm a fan of simplicity. DA is just really simple. Its like it was designed to make the users life easier. I've been using various cps for the last 5 years and have found DA to be my favourite.

    The user interface is awesome and I can find what I'm looking for without much effort. It behaves very well in Firefox which is a big + for me.
     
  11. dreamwalker

    dreamwalker New Member

    I used Cpanel, Plesk, Directadmin. Directadmin wins my vote. It is simple but powerful enough to do what I want. and combined with SSH, it is awesome.

    Only problem I see with Directadmin is, there is not enough features or templates especially for foreign users. But, probably that has changed.

    I used webmin, too. I would prefer webmin over Plesk or Cpanel anyday, too. I can not explain how I disliked Plesk and Cpanel enough. I use 28K dialup modem connection at home, and they were so...cumbersome.
     

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