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Plesk vs DirectAdmin: What are the differences?

Plesk: A web hosting platform with a control panel *. 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:** Powerful And Easy To Use Web Hosting Control Panel. 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.

Plesk and DirectAdmin can be categorized as "Control Panels" tools.

Some of the features offered by Plesk are:

  • Centralized Control Panel
  • Robust Site & Server Security
  • Expandable with 100+ Extensions

On the other hand, DirectAdmin provides the following key features:

  • Provides a clean, efficient user interface
  • Easy switching between access types, all under the same login
  • Allow quick & easy changes to the interface
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    What is 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

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to DirectAdmin and Plesk?
    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.
    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
    Vesta
    It is an Open Source web hosting control panel with premium features, secure, advanced and minimalistic design.
    CloudStick
    It is an All-in-one cloud-based control panel designed to manage servers from Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, Google Cloud, Vultr, or any KVM or Dedicated servers you prefer.
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