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  • Posted on April 27, 2014
  • jonnnyAsked by jonnny

Somebody mentioned to me Although I kind of understood what they did, I wasn’t entirely clear on the process.

Is this right summary right?

All my software Nginx php etc will be on Digital ocean servers (droplets), but they provide a control panel for me to use and will install whatever software I want, firewalls and anything else I may need onto my droplet?

Would you recommend their service or is there any drawbacks? Until a couple of days ago I hadn’t considered a managed cloud server. I am interested though, but obviously a bit apprehensive having never done it before.

Any help or experience with serverpilot or I guess being new to cloud based VIPs would be great.

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I’m also using ServerPilot, for several months now. The performance is very good, way better than what a standard install delivers or what you expect from DirectAdmin/cPanel. <br>That is because there is no GUI, nothing is running on your server except the bare minimum. Everything is managed on their site, though it is very basic, it gets the job done. <br> <br>Very happy with it and I do recommend using it!

I have been using it for about four weeks now. I have transferred about 8 critical website/applications onto the machine and all are holding up nicely.

I normally don’t run a panel at all, but i’m kind of getting sick of playing with permissions, and having to type everything into terminal to make stuff work every-time I spin up a server. I just want to get coding right away.

Of course i could have used cpanel, virtualmin or any of the newer panals out there, but server pilot has something that the others don’t have and that i’ve learned to love over the years as a developer…simplicity!

Server Pilot’s install was quick and super simple. Because Im not a server guru, i have always struggled with is getting all the permission correct for apache and users. Server pilot set it all up perfectly during the install so i don’t have to spend any time messing with permissions

I’ve install concrete5, laravel, opencart and straight html websites on this box and not once have i had to chmod any files so yet.

I also like how it sets up nginx and apache so that you can still use .htacces files.

The user interface is just how i like it…Simple and plain. No fancy graphics to slow it down and everything is right in front of you.

Multiple SSL website using a single IP is awesome too. This would have taken me a few hours to figure out on my own. (again, i’m not a server guru)

Vhosts are also a breeze which speeds up the time it takes to get coding.

The things that i don’t like about server pilot is how it sets up a completely different version of everything. There are good reasons for this if you read the documentation, but I still don’t love it.

The last thing is that if you need a log file reader or more users than the default user, you have to pay monthly. The cost is minimal and nothing compared to cpanal, but I still hate paying monthly fees. A one time fee would be better for me, but hey…they have to make money somehow. Otherwise the project won’t last.

Other than that, it works like a charm and i’d recommend it.

Never use serverpilot. They are installing malwares and misusing server resources. I have personally faced many issues…they are stealing DB also