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Help for choosing cPanel or Direct Admin : what's impossible with cPanel and possible with DA ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by trucmuche, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. trucmuche

    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I'll get a small VPS for my small hosting activity (for now I have 10 websites and I don't want to have more than 30 websites - growing is not my aim). This VPS will have 2Go RAM, 50G hard drive, CentOS 6 and a dedicated IP.

    I was using Direct Admin (reseller level) for years and I'm quite familiar with its interface but sometimes, I had to do some special configurations and I saw that they were not possible with DA and gave up... So now I hesitate to get CPanel instead of DA...

    Would you help me to choose ? Is there some things that I can't do with CPanel that I could do with DirectAdmin, or no ??

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Best regards,

    Trucmuche
     
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    @trucmuche,

    cPanel is best control panel for hosted environment.

    Can i have your special configurations requirements.
     
  3. trucmuche

    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your message !

    Well I don't have special requirements for now, really, but I don't know yet where I'm going precisely and where the websites I will have to host will need :)
    • I need PHP > 5.3 with IMAP module compiled inside of PHP, Pear library, ...
    • set up SPF record, DKIM configurations for signing emails (newsletters for example)
    • SSL certificates
    • ... I don't know yet what more...
    If there are things I should worry about, please tell me... :)
     
  4. trucmuche

    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    I also need to setup automatic backups of most user accounts to an external FTP server, and to be able to restore them easily after a crash disk, for example.

    Explicitely, is it possible to have automatic backup of user1 account launched each sunday at 3:00, automatic backup of user2 launched each sunday at 3:30 and so on ?

    And is it possible to store 3 backups for each user ? The third (oldest one) being deleted when a new backup is done...
     
  5. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Allow me to address each requirement individually.

    Yes, this is fully supported and manageable through EasyApache:

    Introduction to EasyApache

    Yes, both SPF and DKIM records are supported. We provide an easy-to-use option that allows you to enable these records:

    cPanel - Email Authentication

    Yes, SSL certificates are fully supported. SNI is also supported, and since you are using CentOS 6 this will allow you to install certificates on shared IP addresses.

    Install SSL Certificates

    Yes, this is supported as well:

    Backup Configuration

    There are no native options for this feature, but you could theoretically setup multiple cron jobs that backup each account individually using /scripts/pkgacct at select times. This would require some manual intervention on your part.

    You can find our backup retention documentation here:

    Backup Retention

    Thank you.
     
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    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for your precise and detailed answer !!

    For my backup questions, it seems that scheduling is implemented. Hence it is possible to setup CPanel to make backup of some user accounts every week... This is what I tried to ask for I think... But I didn't see how to set the hour I want the daily backup to run. Is it automatically done (when ??) ?
     
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    Yes, you can change the start time the backup generation begins via:

    "WHM Home » Server Configuration » Configure cPanel Cron Jobs"

    Thank you.
     
  8. trucmuche

    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful ! :) Thank you very much !!
     
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