WHM/cPanel, Parallels Small Business Panel, or other?

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For someone that's somewhat in the "novice" range as a server admin,
what would you recommend for control panel software for a web server?

I'm the most familiar with WHM/cPanel. But Parallels Small Business
Panel is the same price, and I've never used it, so I don't know if
I'm missing out on something?

There's also Parallels Plesk, but I don't think it's right for me.

These are the only options from my server management company. Is there
another control panel that I should consider that I could install on
my own?

Re: WHM/cPanel, Parallels Small Business Panel, or other?

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ssh. Really, and vi. Since you want to be fully in control of your
software you should /not/ use a web UI panel IMO. It also saves a lot of
time: editing a text file in vi is always faster than clicking here and

Run ssh op a non-default port and use keys. *Don't* allow root to ssh
into your box, but use /bin/su - (don't forget the - !, use the path,
i.e. which su).

This method also has cons (imagine someone having put a su alias on your
box!) but I prefer it over root login.

Also, learn how to use rsync and gzip if you don't know already.

And it all works easiest if your home computer also runs Linux or
similar, either in a VM or as main OS.

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Re: WHM/cPanel, Parallels Small Business Panel, or other?

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:38:15 -0700 (PDT), jwcarlton wrote in

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Server management company? If you're outsourcing server management, then
you should go with what they're most experienced with.

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