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NGiNX + cPanel anyone?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by gmaister22, May 21, 2013.

  1. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    Anyone uses cPanel with NGINX as a replacement of Apache?
     
  2. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Just curious, why do you need cPanel? Wasted money and added load to your server for no reason.
     
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  3. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Maybe not everyone has the experience enough to figure out how to do everything the "right" way and they are like me and need the "easy" way. To answer the OP question I have used it in the past when I ran my own VPS and it works really well. Alot faster than Apache. I can't remember what NGINX plugin I used but I could do everything for NGINX in WHM. Will do some searching and see if I can remember what I used. I know it was free. There are a few paid plugins.
     
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  4. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    www.cpnginx.com or maybe www.nginxcp.com? was it free or paid? :D
     
  5. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    The one I used was free. I am about 98% certain it was the nginxcp.com one.
     
  6. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Now that I installed it myself again I am 100% certain it was that one. It worked great for me.
     
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  7. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    Thanks Ernest :)
     
  8. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Not a problem.
     
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    IF you must have a control panel and are unable or unwilling to setup your VSP or Dedicated Service manually, I would suggest Direct Admin.

    It supports nginx natively without needing an outside 3rd party.
    It also used fewer resources
    Offers more OS support
    And is more affordable
    It is also more current (up to date)

    Just my 2 cents
     
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  10. Parminder Singh Chahal

    Parminder Singh Chahal Active Member

    With Direct Admin what is moving a website like? With Cpanel its just a few clicks and Ive never had issues moving very large websites. I am actually in the process of setting up nginx with a Cpanel set up right now and just came across this post. It is not a test set up but a busy vbulletin website which I will convert to xenforo one day so was just trying to make things a little faster.

    The only reason I use Cpanel is that it is extremely quick to move a website from one server to another when you have to change a server. I have no problems using a server without a control panel but its just time consuming and with large number of website it is just a lot more convenient to have something like Cpanel.

    Can you talk me away from Cpanel? I would love to really. Its an extra $30 a month for every box :(
     
  11. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    So where can I purchase a cheap Direct Admin License ?
     
  12. Parminder Singh Chahal

    Parminder Singh Chahal Active Member

    Alright I installed nginx on a dedicated server and a VPS both using Cpanel. I used nginxcp.com which is free and installation takes only a few seconds. I do see a lot of difference in performance but it is more apparent on the underpowered VPS (digitalocean 8GB) and the Dedicated server doesnt really show much difference. I am not an expert but in my opinion you can use nginx if resources are a problem for you. The server load goes down as soon as nginx is installed. When I say goes down I mean it goes down by more then 50% kind of thing not a marginal difference but I did not see any noticeable changes in my dedicated server as load was never a problem with it but the VPS is flying ever since I installed nginx.
     
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  13. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    digitalocean with cpaneL?
     
  14. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I have a Digital Ocean VPS with cPanel running on it. Plus the nginxcp plugin as well.
     
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  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    All I got is digital ocean+ centmod :)
     
  16. thumped

    thumped Well-Known Member

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  17. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Last time I tried DA I wanted to spoon my eyes out after 30 minutes.
     
  18. dbembibre

    dbembibre Active Member

    Plesk 11 come with nginx as reverse proxy for apache.
     
  19. Parminder Singh Chahal

    Parminder Singh Chahal Active Member

    You can install Cpanel on digital ocean. Takes less then an hour. Linode, cloudlayer anything really. As long as you have root access you can install any control panel including Cpanel provided you are using a compatible OS to go with it.
     
  20. Parminder Singh Chahal

    Parminder Singh Chahal Active Member

    I was done in 15 mins. Just read your post and couldnt stop laughing. I am not using direct admin ever again. I am going to try every control panel out there one by one :) Virtualmin's next.
     

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