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What is cPanel?

It is an industry leading hosting platform with world-class support. It is globally empowering hosting providers through fully-automated point-and-click hosting platform by hosting-centric professionals
cPanel is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.

Who uses cPanel?

35 companies reportedly use cPanel in their tech stacks, including SkyQuest Tech Stack, Quezx.com, and Rad Web Hosting.

119 developers on StackShare have stated that they use cPanel.
Pros of cPanel
Databases Management
DNS Zone Editor
Decisions about cPanel

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose cPanel in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hello, I wanna build an e-commerce website for myself and planning to build for others in the future. I really like Node.js, React, ExpressJS. But I don't know if MySQL or MongoDB is what suits me the best because at the moment I have a webhotel at a hosting provider and I like that setup, setting up emails, and having more control I guess over my situation.

But is there any way I can use MongoDB on cPanel or direct admin except using MongoDB Atlas which costs a lot of money?

Because I have a setup using React, Node, Express, and MySQL and it works kind of well when working in the direct admin panel. But I just wanna make sure I make the right decision now when I start building an e-commerce website both to be cost effective and also not have to learn too many things.

I am also open to tips for example choosing Next.js instead etc if that is actually necessary and would help me in the long run.

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Needs advice


I’ve been using a Reseller account to host my client's websites for many years ago.

I noticed in the last few years low performance and weakness in technical support services, so I intended to move to another provider just like "HostGator," the problem is I'm using currently Plesk "Direct Admin" but the intended new reseller using "cPanel," the question is could I move my reseller without interrupting my clients? "No change from client-side will be performed ex (FTP accounts, control panel credentials, MySQL databases, users, DNS configuration, webmail boxes, and messages)."

I would love your insights on where I should go. (Experienced)

Note: I called the HostGator support, and they will make a migration manually; they also assure me that it wouldn't be any interruption, but I'm also not sure.

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Needs advice

I'm planning to make a web app with browser games that would be a Progressive Web App. I decided to use Vue.js as the front framework and Firebase to store basic information about users. Then I found out about Nuxt.js and I figured it could be really handy for making the project as PWA.

The thing is, that I don't know if I will need Server Side Rendering for this, I couldn't find a lot of information but from what I know, the web app doesn't need SSR to be PWA. I am not sure how this would work with JavaScript browser games made with frameworks like Phaser or melon.js. Also, I host my website on GoDaddy and I've heard that it's quite hard to set up SSR with cPanel.

So my questions are:

Should I use SSR for Progressive Web Application built with Nuxt, filled with javascript browser games that are lazily loaded, or does that not make sense? If it makes sense, would SSR work with godaddy hosting and cPanel?

Any help would be appreciated!

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cPanel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to cPanel?
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