Directadmin vs Plesk - which one is more secure?

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I am recommended to Directadmin to use it on a VPS but I heard more good feedback on this forum for Plesk. I want to have a secure VPS and control panel, between Directadmin and Plesk, which is more secure and why? any you guys show me any reasons why one of 2 is better?
 

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Direct admin just seems much more stable but i'ts missing many features like cpanel or plesk have. The decision is up to you based what's more important for you.
Stablity vs features vs usability
 

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Never been a fan of Plesk. Dislike what they did to ModernBill back in the day.
I'd suggest using DirectAdmin.

Also, the server is only going to be as stable as you make it. Both Plesk and Directadmin are control panels, not a security suite. I wouldn't rely on just the panels for security.
 

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You should see what features are you going to use, if you will benefit from one or the other panel. From security point I would totally agree with Localnode Control panel will be as safe as you make it.
 

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DirectAdmin is known for providing very stable release packages and has avoided pushing anything to Stable Branch that is not tested thoroughly for security and functionality. Other panels are adding so many new features as quickly as possible and sometimes, this causes software to break or be insecure.

DirectAdmin is not the fanciest, but they do seem to be most trustworthy in this regard.
 

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According to my choice Directadmin is much better than Plesk. My experience is not good with Plesk. Also its little bit slow.
I always recommend to use cpanel but, DirectAdmin is also ways better then Plesk.
 

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DirectAdmin has more features like the Email menu, FTP menu, DNS menu, MySQL databases and etc. It is completely customizable and they have better documentation on how to install many things with exact steps via the DirectAdmin custom build and DirectAdmin scripts.DirectAdmin is cheaper and if you order a license through your hosting provider, it may be cheaper than the prices you can buy directly from them.Also, there might be fully managed support and the support will take care of the control panel itself.
 

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I would recommend directadmin, it is a great web hosting control panel to use for your websites. If you don't have good budget then go with directadmin or plesk, its more cheaper than cpanel. Most web hosting control panels come with essential server management features. Beyond this, you need to pay attention to your unique needs and whether the chosen control panel will support them.
 

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I always go for directadmin if i have 2 options like Directadmin or Plesk. Direct admin is fast in comparison to Plesk.
Also its provide more security than Plesk.
 

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In the perspective of ease of use, both Directadmin and Plesk panel does well. Choosing the one among the two is completely dependent on the features you rely on.
Both the panels perform well when it comes to security. Plesk panel offers high-level security features like Firewall, ModSecurity, and Fail2Ban. Whereas, Directadmin has an integrated security suite called cPGuard to secure web applications.
 

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@Philippe Gaucher I would recommend you to go for the DirectAdmin as it is similar to the Cpanel however Plesk is complicated to use and they have less options regarding the security.
 

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I am recommended to Directadmin to use it on a VPS but I heard more good feedback on this forum for Plesk. I want to have a secure VPS and control panel, between Directadmin and Plesk, which is more secure and why? any you guys show me any reasons why one of 2 is better?

Hello Philippe Gaucher,

DirectAdmin
is known for being more user-friendly, while Plesk is more powerful and feature-rich. Directadmin is also less expensive than Plesk. However, Plesk can be used on a wider range of operating systems, including Windows and Linux. So if you're looking for a budget-friendly option, Directadmin is the way to go. But if you need more features and are willing to pay, Plesk is the better choice.

There are a few key differences between Directadmin and Plesk regarding security. Directadmin offers more granular control over user permissions, meaning that you can restrict what users can access and make changes. On the other hand, Plesk has a more comprehensive set of security features that includes two-factor authentication and intrusion detection. In terms of which one is more secure, it really depends on your needs and preferences.

Both control panels offer a variety of security features, but it ultimately depends on how you configure them. If you properly configure either control panel, you should achieve similar levels of security. For example, Directadmin offers two-factor authentication and password recovery, while Plesk provides malware scanning and intrusion detection. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which platform offers the level of security you're comfortable with.

Finally, both Directadmin and Plesk offer secure hosting options, so it comes down to personal preferences and needs. Thus, I hope the information above helps you understand which control panel is more secure from Directadmin & Plesk.

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DirectAdmin and Plesk are popular web hosting control panels that provide security features to protect your website. However, it's difficult to determine which one is more secure, as the level of security largely depends on the configuration and management of the control panel, server, and website.

Both DirectAdmin and Plesk offer similar security features, including SSL/TLS encryption which allows for secure communication between the server and client, firewall capabilities to block malicious traffic, anti-spam and anti-virus software to protect against email spam and malware, backup and restore features to help safeguard against data loss, and regular security updates to address vulnerabilities and enhance security.

The security of your website and control panel will depend on factors like the strength of your passwords, server configuration, and the management of your website and control panel. It's important to follow best practices for website security, such as keeping your software up to date, using strong passwords, and implementing security measures like two-factor authentication and regular backups. Additionally, it's important to choose a reputable hosting provider that prioritizes security and provides regular security updates.
 

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Hii,

DirectAdmin is user-friendly with better security and features.
 

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According to my research, DirectAdmin is more user-friendly than Plesk because it has a simpler and cleaner interface that is easy to navigate and understand. It also has fewer options and features that can confuse or overwhelm beginners. DirectAdmin is also more efficient than Plesk because it uses less server resources and runs faster.

Some opinions also claim that DirectAdmin has better security than Plesk because it has fewer vulnerabilities and exploits. It also allows users to customize their security settings and firewall rules more easily. DirectAdmin also supports SSL certificates for free with Let’s Encrypt.

However, some others also acknowledge that Plesk has some advantages over DirectAdmin in terms of features and functionality. Plesk offers more automation tools, such as WordPress Toolkit, Joomla Toolkit, SEO Toolkit, etc., that can help users manage their websites more effectively. Plesk also supports more operating systems (Linux and Windows) than DirectAdmin (Linux only). Plesk also has better support and accessibility than DirectAdmin.

Therefore, whether DirectAdmin or Plesk is a better choice depends on your preferences, needs, budget, and experience level. Both control panels have their pros and cons that you should consider before making a decision.
 
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