Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

cPanel

130
116
+ 1
13
WordPress

90K
33.5K
+ 1
2.1K
Add tool

cPanel vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is cPanel? Create an exceptional hosting experience. It is an industry leading hosting platform with world-class support. It is globally empowering hosting providers through fully-automated point-and-click hosting platform by hosting-centric professionals.

What is WordPress? A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

cPanel can be classified as a tool in the "Server Configuration and Automation" category, while WordPress is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.7K GitHub stars and 7.78K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6328 company stacks & 6517 developers stacks; compared to cPanel, which is listed in 16 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

Decisions about cPanel and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 174.3K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

See more

10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of cPanel
Pros of WordPress
  • 3
    Backups
  • 3
    Documentation
  • 2
    Databases Management
  • 2
    DNS Zone Editor
  • 2
    Security
  • 1
    Extensions
  • 412
    Customizable
  • 362
    Easy to manage
  • 351
    Plugins & themes
  • 258
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 246
    Really powerful
  • 144
    Rapid website development
  • 77
    Best documentation
  • 51
    Codex
  • 44
    Product feature set
  • 35
    Custom/internal social network
  • 16
    Open source
  • 8
    Great for all types of websites
  • 6
    Huge install and user base
  • 5
    Best
  • 5
    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
  • 5
    Perfect example of user collaboration
  • 5
    Open Source Community
  • 5
    Most websites make use of it
  • 5
    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
  • 4
    Community
  • 4
    API-based CMS
  • 3
    Easy To use
  • 2
    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of cPanel
Cons of WordPress
  • 2
    Not free
  • 12
    Plugins are of mixed quality
  • 12
    Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
  • 9
    Not best backend UI
  • 2
    Complex Organization
  • 1
    Great Security

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is cPanel?

It is an industry leading hosting platform with world-class support. It is globally empowering hosting providers through fully-automated point-and-click hosting platform by hosting-centric professionals

What is WordPress?

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Jobs that mention cPanel and WordPress as a desired skillset
CBRE
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Seattle, WA, US
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Seattle, WA, US
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Atlanta, GA, US; New York, NY, US
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US; Seattle, WA, US; New York, NY, US
What companies use cPanel?
What companies use WordPress?
See which teams inside your own company are using cPanel or WordPress.
Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with cPanel?
What tools integrate with WordPress?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

What are some alternatives to cPanel and WordPress?
Plesk
Build and manage multiple sites from a single dashboard. You can also run updates, monitor performance and onboard new prospects all from the same place. It is a WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses.
DirectAdmin
It is a graphical web-based web hosting control panel designed to make administration of websites easier. It is an extremely efficient control panel that uses the bare minimum of system resources. This makes it ideal for systems ranging from low-end VPS units to heavily-loaded dedicated servers
Runcloud
SaaS based PHP cloud server control panel. Support Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, Vultr, Azure and other custom VPS. GIT deployment webhook and easiest control panel to manage Laravel, Cake, Symphony or WordPress.
phpMyAdmin
As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services.
Webmin
It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files.
See all alternatives