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    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    What are your thoughts on this? Have you used both?

    The unlimited domian license part of cPanel is appealing, but the monthly cost isn't (Where I'm looking at least)

    I've used cPanel lots, and never Ensim, is it really that different?

    TIA!

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    You don't have to use any control panels but as far as they go I've used both and prefer cpanel just because they have more features but it's been over a year since I've used either one.

    Why do you think you need a control panel?

    Mike McNabb

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    I have no experience setting up domains, mail and all the other good stuff without a control panel. The server comes with a Ensim control panel that is licensed for 20 domains, but the cpanel one is extra and offers unlimited domains. Perhaps there is a good book out there for this stuff???

    Thanks for your help Heyder

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    Ensim is much cleaner with less frivolous bells and whistles. Is this ensim 3.x or ensim pro? There is a difference, ensim 3.x is okay, ensim pro is really, really nice.

    I have found most host with solid stability choose ensim over cpanel. Cpanel seems to have the exploit or bug of the week - every week as they are constantly updating their panel, where ensim is a little slower and more thought out with their control panel.

    I think panel's are nice, it simplifies adding users, working with dbs etc.

    I would say the best book for both panels - http://forums.rackshack.net



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    Thanks Chet, yes... Ensim WEBppliance Pro 3.5 so that sounds cool, and I think this host has their own forums also, so I should be able to get other user help there too

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    What about plesk?

    You know, I've read that rackshack is a non-managed solution. So be prepared to do your own installs, etc... Right?

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    Correct, RS is unmanaged, though they keep promising a managed solution at some point. But for now, if you don't know what you are doing, I would suggest staying away.

    At least twice a month there is some security issue that requires patching etc to handle. While ensim is definitely easy to patch, they can be a little late on some security issues and do not provide a firewall which is really required at this point.

    Chet

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    RS says they are unmanaged, BUT, they do the basic installs of Cpanel, Plesk, Ensim etc.. When ever I had a problem with software you just submit a TT in and they will look at it and usualy fix it at no cost. I feel they are pretty good about that. And you are correct they state Unmanaged servers, but i would have to say about 75% of it is managed in the aspect of the Support they give you. It is unmanaged in the aspects no one looks over the server 24/7. Confusing? Sorry
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AffiliateMakeover.com:
    What about plesk?

    You know, I've read that rackshack is a non-managed solution. So be prepared to do your own installs, etc... Right?

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    Control panels are nice they make everything pretty but at some point if you are going to manage your own server you will need to look at the daunting black and white scary looking shell access to do upgrades, patches etc. My opinion is that it is better to get familiar with it asap.

    Mike McNabb

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    I agree with your statement that you should know linux if you are planing on running a Hosting Company. Cpanel makes it pretty much dummie proff on updating everything from MySql, PhP, etc... which is good in a way, but you get no where with knowledge of Linux which is pretty powerful and pretty looking

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Heyder:
    Control panels are nice they make everything pretty but at some point if you are going to manage your own server you will need to look at the daunting black and white scary looking shell access to do upgrades, patches etc. My opinion is that it is better to get familiar with it asap.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frattay22:
    I agree with your statement that you should know linux if you are planing on running a Hosting Company. Cpanel makes it pretty much dummie proff on updating everything from MySql, PhP, etc... which is good in a way, but you get no where with knowledge of Linux which is pretty powerful and pretty looking
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    Oh that a good one. cPanel makes it dummy proof . . . Oh please just listen to Heyder . . . . . . Oh I got to get some air . . .

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    Ok my laughing fit is over. First sorry Frattay22 didn't mean to bash you. I just rather go to Vegas than hope to get luck and have a cPanel update not screw something up. Let's see this month they screwed up FTP and MS Extension, last month Email and oh the list goes on... But I guess if your the your only one on the machine and change absolutely nothing (which is running a security risk right there) and keep the Datacenter on speed dail for rebooting cPanel might be suitable for a single user environment. Just don't depend on it for hosting.

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