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Will Digital Ocean bring cPanel ?

June 13, 2015 14.8k views
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Okay, I have been with a hosting company who provides cPanel in their plans for free of charge. The "Control Panel" is really holding me back from moving to Digital Ocean.
I have tried like 10 different open source control panels and all of them are just not good. I can not afford to buy a cPanel license for $20/month.

I know this might sound stupid, but can you guys bring cPanel to Digial Ocean?

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As far as I know, cPanel is not free for any other VPS provider.. They add the charge hence doesn't show separately..

Yes, it is true, when buying bulk cPanel is bit cheaper but not less than USD 15 a month for per VPS.. So if you may check, those who doesn't charge separately for cPanel is considerably higher in price for same plan compare to without any panel hosting.

cPanel also has a major draw back.. The system requirement.. 2GB is minimum along with a large HDD space..

Here in DO, without these extra requirements, I can run 4 websites in one 512MB VPS without any issue.. Mind you as per many shared hosting with cPanel and unlimited plans refused to host each of them in single account citing load issue..

DO is faster and cheaper.. Much flexible as allows you to pay and install cPanel, if you can afford or actually need that..

I agree with you.. None of the free panels are as useful compare to cPanel or DirectAdmin.. What DO and other VPS (un managed) has to do is fund and help many of these open source projects to develop these free control panel with more resource and better staff to give cPanel and DA, run for their money..

Thanks..

  • yes true, the price is included in the plan. I wish DO could provide similar plans, the problem is maintenance. I have been using cPanel for several years now and managing projects is easy. I tried moving to DO, installed a free control panel, I had to debug the mail issue for hours just to send/receive emails. At one time someone was able to upload a shell script using the Zpanel bug.

    For people like me, who develop projects and don't have time for maintenance, I think it would be a good option to have cPanel as an alternative or add-on.

  • For people like me, who develop projects and don't have time for maintenance, I think it would be a good option to have cPanel as an alternative or add-on.

    yes true, the price is included in the plan. I wish DO could provide similar plans

    If you understand the price factor for cPanel and still feels for your work, cPanel is needed, then go ahead with installation..

    DO doesn't stop you with cPanel, rather DO has a nice simple tutorial for the same

    https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-cpanel-on-a-virtual-server-running-centos-6

    cPanel has their own support helping users to get it installed..

    by Etel Sverdlov
    cPanel is a convenient application that allows users to administer servers through a GUI interface instead of the traditional command line. Although the installation for cPanel is relatively simple, the script does take several hours to run. Here's how to install cPanel on a virtual server running Centos 6
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