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Can it be easy for a newbie to manage a VPS through a software (admin panel)?

Posted March 8, 2020 437 views
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Hello,

we would like to manage our first VPS/droplet.
We migrated through 3 different shared hosts, but they can’t scale with our pagesize and load.
What we know yet is how to deal with ftp, admin panels, DNS-Servers and stuff, but we are new to linux.

We found some admin panels (plesk, cpanel, spanel, etc.), which advertised to make the management easy automatable, fast and secure.
1) Is it almost as easy to manage the server with those tools as a managed server, or is it still very time consuming?
2) Which one could you recommend to do that?

Thank you,
Lyss

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  • We decided to buy Plesk.

    IT’S AWESOME!

    This is our first VPS and with Plesk it’s easier & faster than having shared hosting. We thought that learning everything about this would take us weeks, but with Plesk it took 3 days.
    The design is also very thought through, it’s like browsing through a marketplace like google play and getting the apps that you need. cPanel or others in comparison seemed not that good designed to me. Maybe these panels are better for those that are already experienced in this field.

    Id recommend everyone that is on shared hosting or scared to claim his first server to try it with Plesk.

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Hi @VUTURE,

I can confirm it’s easier to manage your droplets with Panels like Plesk and cPanel! You’ll need to be able to use SSH and do some stuff from there as well however the panels provide excellent integration with everything from FTP services to MySQL and even mails.

In my experience, I’ve been mostly using cPanel however I’ve come across Plesk, CentOS WebPanel and VestaCP. I firmly belive cPanel to be the best one with the easiest panel to understand. Having said that, if you have more than 3 websites, it’s a paid panel.

If you are looking for a free panel, I’ll recommend using CentOS WebPanel. Have in mind that the latter needs more SSH knowledge although not as much as managing everything from the console.

Hope this has helped you in your choice.

Regards,
KDSys

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