Advantages and Disadvantages of cPanel

A control panel makes it simple for professional as well as new admins to perform everyday authoritative tasks. Despite the fact that...
By unisecureus · Aug 30, 2018 ·
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  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    Called security through obscurity - and it's not secure. Port scanners can easily find open ports on any server. It's better addressed to resolve issues with ports being hit by a secure (and stout) firewall implementation with any abusing IP's traffic being immediately dropped.

    I personally am not a fan of panels - having cut my teeth on DOS back in the day and progressing to OS/2 (more CLI than shell access for the applications I used) and then into Linux.
    The problem I've found with panels is it gives the so-called system administrator a false sense of security and when the poo hits the fan they have absolutely no idea what to do to resolve the issue as there's not a nice little "click here" position for it.
     
  3. mysiteguy

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    Like Tracy, I administer my servers from the command line. I know exactly what is being done, where everything is going, and unlike a cpanel, I don't end up with a file structure that deviates from the standard structure the Linux distribution uses (Centos in my case). And if something screws up, its easier to fix. I have regular clients who use panels (because they want them, not because I want them to want them, lol), but they aren't techs, and part of what I do for them is regular checkups to make sure things are secure, stable, etc.
     
  4. Solidus

    Solidus Stupid machines!

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    I do use a panel, Plesk. Though I certainly know what to do from CLI if things go wrong. I use Plesk because 1) It's cheap 2) It's responsive and 3) Easier and quicker for email/FTP/domain setup.
     
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    Can't be much easier than an Ubuntu installation with Docker and mailcow-dockerized. ;)

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  6. Solidus

    Solidus Stupid machines!

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    I don't like Docker.
     
  7. davert

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    Any thoughts on local-computer-based panels like gopanel?
     
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