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cPanel vs. FileZilla

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by DoubleDee, Sep 29, 2013.

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    I have a Virtual Private Server on Linux and need a way to upload and manage files for my website which is built using PHP & MySQL.
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    What is the difference between cPanel and something like FileZilla?

    Can I do all of that in cPanel?

    What can cPanel do in that area - and in general - that a client app like FileZilla can't?

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
    DoubleDee, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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  2. Original Hosting

    Original Hosting Active Member

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    Filezilla is only FTP, whereas cPanel can handle more such as mailboxes, MySQL, Cron Jobs and also has a built in FTP.
     
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  3. DoubleDee

    DoubleDee Greenhorn

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    I think my ISP offers CentOS on my VPS account.

    If I get the cPanel option, would it likely offer "secure" FTP?

    And how would that compare to using FileZilla to upload and manage files and folders?

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
    DoubleDee, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    Original Hosting Active Member

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    Hello Debbie,

    CentOS is the operating system, and cPanel can be installed onto it. With cPanel there is a license fee I believe. In order to keep your site secure I can advise buying an SSL certificate.
     
    Original Hosting, Sep 29, 2013 IP
  5. DoubleDee

    DoubleDee Greenhorn

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    I already have an SSL Certificate.

    I'm asking if cPanel is as secure as FileZilla when it comes to uploading and managing files on my VPS...


    Debbie
     
    DoubleDee, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    WSWD Well-Known Member

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    It's as secure, but the file manager in cPanel isn't what you want to be using to upload files. It will take you FOREVER. The FTP would be the way to go for uploading files, cPanel would be used for managing everything else.
     
    WSWD, Sep 30, 2013 IP
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    Uploading/managing files using FTP client such as FileZilla is much more convenient than using cPanel or any other control panel.
     
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    As the other said, Filezilla is files download/upload only, CPanel can do much more than that.
     
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    O'RLY? Can you be more specific please? What you can do to the files/folders with cPanel file manager that you cannot do via FileZilla?
     
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    VMH-kkz Greenhorn

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    FizeZilla is FTP software where you can upload things such as files html, php, images etc
    cPanel is control panel of your web site where you can manage databases, emails, domains,

    cPanel also offer file manager but its web based so it will never compare as FTP software
     
    VMH-kkz, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    I find that using cPanel is a lot faster then Filezilla. Simply zip the files you want, upload the zip via cPanel then extract. Boom your done. I got to say extraction is super fast.
     
    MyBB Hoster, Oct 5, 2013 IP
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    The most secure way to upload your files is to use WinSCP and SSH as a protocol. That way all the traffic will be encrypted.
     
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    EASY, CPANEL online + many features than uploading files, and FILEZILLA, bext ftp client, on your computer.
     
    kks21199, Oct 16, 2013 IP
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    Normally you'd use the two alongside each other. FileZilla is an FTP client and cPanel is a control panel. You can do many things in cPanel that you cannot in FileZilla, such as creating FTP accounts, adding eMail accounts, accessing phpMyAdmin, etc. Likewise, you'd want to use FileZilla for uploading files to your server. cPanel has a web-based file manager, but in my experience it's much slower than using a normal FTP client.
     
    Lamprophony, Oct 19, 2013 IP
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    cPanel and FileZilla no Comparison. both are different.
     
    shiv saroya, Oct 25, 2013 IP
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    You can't compare FileZilla to cPanel since they serve completely separate purposes. FileZilla is a FTP client, which just allows you to upload/download files over FTP (assuming FTP software is installed on the server). cPanel is complete website administration tool, which covers almost every aspect of the server.
     
    XPEric, Oct 25, 2013 IP