DreamHost Panel


#1

How does DreamHost’s panel compare featurewise and ease of use-wise to Plesk?

Thanks.


#2

It’s a little harder IMO, but it only took me a bit to get used to it. Things are different, don’t log in thinking that it’s gonna look like Plesk or C-Panel, but approach it as a new program.

It’ll only take a few minents to get used to the new feel, then you’ll start falling in love with how much better Dh is. :wink:

-Matttail


#3

I second that. The DH Panel is great for one reason in particular: it’s been custom-made by the people who run DH for the purpose of running DH. No standard solution can come close to that. Of course it means you’ll learn a new panel, but it’s structured in a reasonable way and it generally just works. So go ahead, give it a try!

TorbenGB
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#4

I’ve never used plesk, but I have used c-panel, and although I found DH’s panel to be very easy to use and intuitive, anything you change takes 30 min to 2 hrs (or longer) to take effect. Adding users. Adding email addresses, setting up new MySQL databases (They actualy take a little longer since you need to let the new subdomain propogate as well).

-Jason

I40.com - Home Page
MP3Mystic - Personal Streaming Music server.
(Neither of these sites are still hosted at dreamhost)


#5

First of all, why has everyone started adding “wise” to just about everything nowadays? What is happening to the great English language?

Now back the the subject at hand. When I first started using the DreamHost Control Panel, I thought it was one of the ugliest, most cumbersome panel I had ever seen. It is definitely not a thing of beauty. I still don’t like the way it takes forever and a day to do anything; however, it is packed with features that cannot be found on Plesk or cPanel, and I have found it to be relatively easy to use.

If DreamHost ever decides to rewrite the Control Panel, I hope they can come up with a better visual design. I mean it’s awful, isn’t it? Something XHTML-driven that can be “skinned” with CSS seems appropriate to me.


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog


#6

The Control panel is not very user frendly. BUT, the Knowledge base is very well made and with some reading and emails, it become easy to use.


#7

Us people in the forum are helpful sometimes too…

-Matttail