Four Alternatives to cPanel

cPanel is a great website management tool that often comes bundled with website hosts. It’s widely used and is something of an industry standard, but for the individual website hoster who likes to have their cake and eat it too, or for the hoster working on a budget and likes their customization, and the cost of cPanel for an individual server, per month, runs from $15-$20. That’s not insignificant, factoring the possible additions of server costs, or additional expenses from domains and other software clients. The good thing is, the Internet is vast, and there’s more than one free, open-source alternative to cPanel out there. Here’s a pick of our top four. VirtualMin/WebMin VirtualMin and WebMin are a Linux distributions and Unix compatible software suite that’s easy to install, and free under a General Public License. It doesn’t look as sharp as some other control panels, but there’s some deep customization available despite the simple-looking UI. For people looking to switch to dedicated or VPS hosting, Virtualmin/Webmin is also capable of importing websites from cPanel backups, making website transfer from shared hosts to VPS/dedicated ones very simple. It can also be used together with NGINX to act as a web server and speed up processing. There’s good support and Q&A…


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