What are the uses for a VPS without control panel?

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I feel difficult when using a VPS doesn't have a control panel like cPanel or Plesk but some hosting specialists our there are using a VPS without a control panel. Do we get any advantages of using VPS without a panel and what are the disadvantages in this case?
 

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Well very first advantage is cost saving as using a VPS without any control panel. Well cpanel and plesk are PAID control panels but there are opensource control panels too with which you can still manage your VPS like Kloxo , . If you are tech savy person knows how to administrate servers, installations and configurations then you can manage the VPS without control panel however still its a time consuming process which can be avoided by using control panels.

If you use PAID control panels which are quite popular you will have to pay for licensing charges but then management of the VPS will be super easy and quick. If you are offering hosting services on that VPS then having a control panel is must , if its for personal use then its totally your choice and budget.
 

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but some hosting specialists our there are using a VPS without a control panel
Providing a service with the ability for customers to login to their control and manage routine tasks is essential imo. Running a hosting service without a panel is easy to do but will result in many more support tickets for simple things like changing passwords or creating databases and mailboxes.

If your not using a VPS for hosting then no, a control does not have much use, control panels do eat system resources which would be a disadvantage.
 

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There are many uses for servers (virtual or otherwise) to be online, many of which don't require a control panel. Here are a few:
- Software Development
- Test/Disposable platform
- Video encoding
- File Storage
- Game server

I'm sure there are many others...

If you're simply hosting a single website, then it usually doesn't make sense to have cPanel just for that.

Having a control panel will increase your cost while in many cases, adding a huge overhead to your VPS with multiple daemons running, along with cron jobs periodically checking on stuff. If you don't need it, there's plenty of good reason not to have it.

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You can use your VPS for everything that you would use it for with something like cpanel.
Cpanel and other panels are simply a way to make life easier and make things work together. In-fact most people do not use these panels as they can take a considerable amount of resources off of your VPS/Dedicated.
 

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A "blank" VPS is really a terminal on steroids, and has nefarious uses and constructive ones. DDoS is nefarious, for example, and other times it can be for the purposes of testing and development for software, web, and security firms.
 

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A VPS without control panel can be used for various purposes, including web hosting, the biggest advantage is having the reduced cost in the case of using a cpanel license or Plesk, but this advantage you can use a free control panel as VestaCP , CWP, zPanel, etc... other common uses are storage backup, streaming, development testing, among others.
 
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