Category Archives: cPanel

What? A Parallels Solution for cPanel?

Parallels Web Presence Builder isn’t just for Parallels Plesk Panel anymore.

There’s a bit of a rivalry between users of Parallels Plesk Panel and users of cPanel. Those who host a handful of websites tend to lean toward cPanel, while those who host hundreds or thousands professionally prefer Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Plesk Automation. But no matter which hosting control panel you prefer, you have something in common – you can now offer Parallels Web Presence Builder via both control panels, and beef up your shared hosting offers to attract new customers.

cPanel is Built for Speed?


cPanel claims big victory, announces it is now only 3x slower than Parallels Plesk Panel


cPanel recently revealed they cut their product install time by an average of 30% and are now able to achieve install times of 50 minutes. This is still more than 3x slower than Parallels Plesk Panel. This less than impressive claim is promoted as the reason one might choose cPanel. If you use install time as a main criteria for choosing a panel you have a clear winner: Parallels Plesk Panel with 15 minutes install time. 


I’ve talked to a number of hosters running both Parallels Plesk Panel and cPanel and their non-lab experience confirms these results. They are reporting cPanel 11.36 default installations taking over 2 hours and Parallels Plesk Panel 11 installations less than 18 minutes. With mirror Parallels Plesk Panel repository, local install source, they are installing Parallels Plesk Panel in under 6 minutes.


Let me know how this compares with your experience.  


Adam Bogobowicz, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Service Providers at Parallels