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DirectAdmin VPS Features
What is cPanel?
RouterHosting DirectAdmin VPS features
DirectAdmin vs cPanel (and WHM)
Of course you’ve heard about cPanel; and of course, it’s the most popular choice for a server control-panel. If you think that means it’s the best, then think again because DirectAdmin is far from easy competition. There are very useful features that you can only get from our DirectAdmin VPS plans.
In the end, it’s up to you which one you choose, whether you’ll go with the crowd favorite cPanel, or the affordable yet high-functioning DirectAdmin panel. But if we’ve learnt anything by this comparison, it’s that DirectAdmin is at least much more suited to VPS hosting than cPanel. That’s why we offer DirectAdmin VPS plans for truly discerning clients that know exactly what they want out of their VPS.
Supported Web Servers
If you’ve had any experience with web servers, then you know about Apache and the ongoing performance vs. speed debates. Apache is the most popular web server and it’s a beast when it comes to robust performance and reliable architecture. It’s also beastly heavy and slow too and that’s why some users have started coming around to other web servers like Nginx. Nginx has been really popular lately and together with Apache, they’re responsible for 50% of traffic on the Internet. Nginx is fast and easier on server resources and that makes it great for VPS hosting. So, what if you want Apache’s strong performance but don’t want to spend massive resources on it? You’ve guessed it: of course you can have both! Well, only with our DirectAdmin VPS plans, that is. DirectAdmin is unique in making it possible to combine Nginx and Apache so that you get Nginx’s fast-paced parsing together with Apache’s perfect processing of dynamic web elements like PHP and CGI. You won’t get this anywhere else and it’s a real steal considering our affordable DirectAdmin VPS prices. So be sure to ask our support team about setting up Nginx + Apache in your DirectAdmin CustomBuild. Anyway, that’s one for DirectAdmin, which has been supporting Nginx for a long time now, with cPanel only jumping on board in 2019. Now let’s see how they do in terms of their User Interface (UI).
User Interface and Functionality
When you’re just starting out, the graphic control panel is all you need to configure and control their server. That’s why UI design is vital in choosing the right control panel. DirectAdmin has a much simpler, less crowded UI and that’s a major asset. cPanel, on the other hand, can be a bit overwhelming when you first log in and it can be hard to find what you’re looking for in all the clutter. If you’re an experienced admin and know your way around coding and command lines, then DirectAdmin is again the better choice. While cPanel handles almost every task via its GUI, DirectAdmin lets you take the reins directly via its command line. Depending on your outlook, this can be considered a win for DirectAdmin as well. Let’s move on and see how they compare in creating and managing accounts.
Let’s talk about pricing. cPanel has been the crowd favorite for a long time now but that’s starting to change. One reason is the exorbitant prices it’s been demanding lately. When you’re considering a VPS, then obviously you want it to be affordable as well as high-performance, and a DirectAdmin VPS is more than capable of meeting those criteria. cPanel VPS plans, however, tend to be much more expensive, so you should give their pricing a serious thought before deciding. DirectAdmin features a 60-day Standard license trial period so you can fully test it out before committing. cPanel, however, only offers a 15-day trial period involving a so-called “trial license” which doesn’t include all the features so you won’t know exactly what you’re getting when you commit to one of their paid licenses. This shows exactly how much DirectAdmin is confident in their ability to win customers’ trust and favor, which is always a good sign.
Now this is DirectAdmin’s home field. When you run a VPS, you need to define and hand out accounts to various employees and clients and that can be a lot of work, not to mention a security concern. Both cPanel and DirectAdmin have solutions for that, which involve different account types with different access levels. In DirectAdmin you can define Administrators, Resellers, and Users, each with their own access already defined, so you just need to choose one for each new account. cPanel has the same structure, basically. What makes DirectAdmin stand apart is that in DirectAdmin you can have as many Administrators as you want, but in cPanel, anyone you want to supervise Resellers has to log in with your original admin account. This is a serious security concern since they get to access your operating system root, which can cause serious problems. When it comes to accounts, DirectAdmin is more security-minded, so you can delegate your tasks easily and without a care. Another important factor is how resource-intensive the two panels actually are. A good choice for VPS hosting shouldn’t take up too much of your server resources, after all.
A VPS has more limited resources than expensive dedicated servers and you want those resources to be used where they are really needed: to run your services. A good web control panel shouldn’t take up too much of your precious resources and that’s where DirectAdmin truly shines. Unlike cPanel, DirectAdmin is truly efficient and frugal with your server resources. DirectAdmin describes itself as “lightweight” and that’s true in terms of how little resources it occupies. Otherwise, DirectAdmin is a heavyweight contender that can match cPanel in every way with its high functionality and robust security. So in terms of speed and efficiency, DirectAdmin is a clear winner, especially if implemented on Virtual Private Servers. Our DirectAdmin VPS plans are designed to give you the lion’s share of your server’s resources, so you and your users can have a better hosting experience. Next up is the issue of pricing, always an important factor is deciding what kind of plans you should get.
What Our Clients Have to Say
When my boss told me to start looking into VPS hosting for our company website, I had my doubts. I already had a bad experience with a VPS provider in my old company so I wasn’t sure if I could find a decent VPS. But I was lucky and I found RouterHosting. They have plans with the control panel we wanted so we bought one of their DirectAdmin VPS plans. My boss is very happy with my choice!
Starting out, I was really new to hosting my own website and server, so I was looking for a VPS with a pre-installed control panel. I knew there were different control panels but I had no idea what their differences were and which one would be right for me. When I found RouterHosting’s website, I found useful guides that explained different control panels in a language I could actually understand. I then called them and they helped me choose a DirectAdmin VPS plan that fits perfectly with what I wanted to do with my website (hip hop news). I give RouterHosting 5 of 5 for caring about their customers.
I spent more than two thousand dollars on dedicated hosting before a friend introduced me to RouterHosting. When I called them, they listened to what I needed from my server and what my budget was. They showed me that I didn’t really need to pay all that money for resources I wasn’t using and didn’t actually need. Now, I am using one of their VPS solutions, which costs about a fifth of what I paid before. It gets the job done, and then some. Don’t waste your money, and don’t settle for poor quality, I say. There’s RouterHosting.
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FAQ | Direct Admin VPS
What is a DirectAdmin VPS?
DirectAdmin is a powerful and easy-to-use control panel for VPS hostings that allows you to continue with the day-to-day management of your VPS account. It uses sub-server resources and cPanel; therefore, it releases many server resources for your website.
How can I buy a cheap DirectAdmin VPS?
RouterHosting takes a variety of payment methods, accepting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Standard payment methods are available, such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Paypal.
Can users host multiple websites on VPS DirectAdmin?
Yes. Users can host as many websites and web applications as they wish to host in the Netherlands. But it would be good to think that it ultimately reduces the performance of websites.
Can I get my money back after buying a DirectAdmin VPS?
Yes, you can. RouterHosting helps you make the right decision by providing a 7-day money-back policy. You can request a refund up to seven days after purchasing DirectAdmin VPS hosting and get your money back in full.
Will my IP be shared with other VPS hosting?
No. All VPS servers at RouterHosting receive private IPs not shared with any other hosting on that server. That means absolute control over your privacy and online activities.
What is the difference between a VPS DirectAdmin and a dedicated server?
A dedicated server, as you describe yourself, is specialized in managing your data. It is very expensive, and you have to manage the technical management and maintenance. Cheap DirectAdmin VPS with RouterHosting offers you the same fast, secure and smooth performance at a double price, starting at $ 7.95 per month.
Has my IP been shared with neighboring VPS hosting?
Not at all. Getting DirectAdmin VPS means privacy and complete control of your data as a dedicated server. You will receive a unique IP that is not assigned to neighboring hosting.
Will the OS be installed on my VPS hosting storage?
Yes, it will. Depending on the OS you choose, Linux or Windows, your 120 to 300MB of storage will remain. You should consider this and choose a VPS hosting plan with the appropriate storage.
Can I change my VPS hosting plan over time?
Yes you can! While getting DirectAdmin VPS hosting means you already have a flexible, smooth grip in the palm of your hand, you can upgrade it whenever you think it is needed.
Does RouterHosting take backups from my DirectAdmin VPS server?
No, RouterHosting does not handle that. As the owner, you are responsible for receiving backups from your DirectAdmin VPS server. However, you can always rely on our 24/7 support team for any technical issues that may arise.
What is the difference between a DirectAdmin VPS server and a shared server?
Neighborhood hostings negatively affect the performance of a shared server in case of an increase in website visits. They all share the same IP that makes everyone affect each other’s performance. But the resources are fully shared on a cheap KVP-powered DirectAdmin VPS server by RouterHosting, and you get an exclusive IP.
Is my VPS DirectAdmin faster than a regular VPS?
Yes, it will. We know that “time is money” in the field of technology. That’s why we offer a fast performance of your VPS with DirectAdmin.