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Old 01-18-2012, 08:21 AM
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Alternatives to cPanel

Hello,

I have real cPanel on one of my sites, but i have got a dedicated server with my friend, and he can't pay. So simply i am looking for a free cPanel software. It can be nulled as it will only be used for a shot time. But it can be any good one really, that is free.

Thanks very much, Alexander@GiffHost and Jim
 
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:29 AM
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I am surprised you would mentioned nulled on this site. We don't approve that kind of topic. Since you are new and need help, I will let it pass.

You have several options. DirectAdmin is virtually the same. It is commercial but a lifetime license is a little less than $300. They also have a monthly plan.

GPL or free to use products are Klaxo, can't recall the old name,and Webmin, they have a multi-account version also.

There are a few others. Google it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Webmin is a control panel that is free and should work well for what you describe.
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In my opinion, there is no viable alternative that will match cPanel's functionality and developer support. It is truly an industry standard. There are plenty of free "alternatives" if you Google for them but it won't be the same.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:37 PM
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In my opinion, there is no viable alternative that will match cPanel's functionality and developer support. It is truly an industry standard. There are plenty of free "alternatives" if you Google for them but it won't be the same.
What can cPanel do that DirectAdmin can't do? Installed user base is not a valid consideration for saying one is better than another.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:35 AM
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What can cPanel do that DirectAdmin can't do? Installed user base is not a valid consideration for saying one is better than another.
Both are really good, I know a lot of people actually prefer DirectAdmin. Most people prefer cPanel as it is most popular and moving cPanel host to another cPanel host is pretty easy.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:02 AM
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Any host that doesn't offer it for a trivial fee on their dedicateds is not worth your time.
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I think that Parallels Plesk panel is also worth a look in as it is in fact an excellent control panel.
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For free? It sounds like Webmin is what you need.
 
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Webmin and Kloxo's LxAdmin are both free... Direct Admin would be the paid alternative to cPanel. May as well forget Plesk unless you're running it on Windows...

Never ever use a nulled script, most nullers leave a back door in them so they can exploit you later.
 
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Webmin and Kloxo's LxAdmin are both free... Direct Admin would be the paid alternative to cPanel. May as well forget Plesk unless you're running it on Windows...

Never ever use a nulled script, most nullers leave a back door in them so they can exploit you later.
I used Webmin briefly way back and it was pretty awful I think. The whole structure and the way they set things up just looked pretty low rent. I don't think it is even worth trying even though it is free.
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Webmin is meant to be a server management utility not a frontend for multiple users to host websites. A single user who takes the time to learn the ropes can host multiple websites and even have have different FTP logins in for them.

I will grant you it is not a point and click GUI. It is a little clunky, but it does work and it is free to use without stealing anything.
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Webmin is meant to be a server management utility not a frontend for multiple users to host websites. A single user who takes the time to learn the ropes can host multiple websites and even have have different FTP logins in for them.

I will grant you it is not a point and click GUI. It is a little clunky, but it does work and it is free to use without stealing anything.
It was too simple and unintuitive for me. I would have rather used just an FTP and do all of the major processes via that way. I have grown too accustomed to using cPanel that without it, I'd rather just use Filezilla for FTP purposes than use some alternative.
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It was too simple and unintuitive for me. I would have rather used just an FTP and do all of the major processes via that way. I have grown too accustomed to using cPanel that without it, I'd rather just use Filezilla for FTP purposes than use some alternative.
So how do you create the pointers to get the requested URL to the correct directory via FTP? How do you set up the nameservers via FTP?

There is a lot more to server management than uploading files.

Edit: I had to come back and edit this for the amusement of the older group. Having a server or a VPS is a lot like looking at that flashing C:/ prompt on your brand new XT computer and wondering now what the hell do I do?
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I think nearly all control panels work the same but its choosing is the question of habit.
 
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The choice of a control panel depends on the hosting service which a web master uses.
 
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DirectAdmin is a good cPanel alternative but it's paid.
Kloxo would be a free alternative.
 
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I prefer cPanel. DirectAdmin is a good alternative, but nothing gets better then cPanel.
 
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Depending on your usage you could downgrade to a VPS and purchase a cPanel VPS license which are both cheaper.
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