Best Paid cPanel Alternatives

Best PAID cPanel Alternatives

With the recent changes to cPanel pricing structure, both providers and individuals are scrambling to look for alternative solutions to cPanel. Here are some of the better paid alternatives to cPanel that are affordable with reasonable pricing structure.

Direct Admin

DirectAdmin is touted as the closest comparable panel to cPanel. Although it is still lacking in some areas as compared to cPanel, such as in available plugins, it is probably the next best panel after cPanel. With the changes in the cPanel pricing structure, you can expect that many providers to be flooding over to DirectAdmin. Eventually, that means that development for DirectAdmin will be sped up in many ways.

The pricing for DirectAdmin is as shown below

DirectAdmin pricing structure
DirectAdmin pricing structure

Centos Web Panel (CWP)
Centos Web Panel is a relatively new panel as compared to other panels. It offers a free version, as well as a paid version CWP Pro. Its paid version, compared to other panels, is much more affordable. It has all the basic features a web panel needs and more, and is definitely great if you are an individual looking for a cPanel alternative. However, if you are a provider, it may not be the best solution for you.

The pricing for CWP Pro is as shown below

CWP pricing structure


Interworx is an alternative solution to cPanel that works for providers. However, it is known to be quite buggy in the past, and I am not sure how this has changed. Nonetheless, it should have hopefully improved over the years.

The pricing structure for Interworx is as follow

Interworx pricing structure
Interworx pricing structure


If you are looking for free alternatives to cPanel, you may look here


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Virtualmin How To Change PHP Execution Time Limit

Virtualmin How To Change PHP Execution Time Limit

In order to change the execution time limit of your scripts, you will need to change 2 options in Virtualmin. First, which you should probably already know is the PHP max_execution_time variable. Secondly, you will need to change the Maximum PHP Script Run Time option.

Changing the PHP maximum_execution_time variable
  1. Assuming you have already entered Virtualmin and selected the domain you want to manage, click on the Services category.
  2. It will then open up to more options. Click either PHP 5 Configuration or PHP 7.0 Configuration according to what your domain is using (by default domains use PHP 7.0)1. change php 5 or 7 timeout limit
  3. Finally, change the timeout you want accordingly as shown below. Use the value 0 for unlimited or infinite execution time

Changing the Maximum PHP Script Run Time Option
  1. Click on the Server Configuration category
  2. Click the sub-category Website Options
  3. You should see the Maximum PHP Script Run Time option. Change it to whatever you wish. Use the value 0 for unlimited or infinite execution time2. change website options timeout limit

If you require any assistance, please feel free to ask in the comments below.

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List Of Free CDNs To Speed Up Your Site

List Of Free CDNs To Speed Up Your Site

The order of which I am listing the CDNs are random, and does not testify as to how good or bad they are.

  1. Cloudflare
    Cloudflare has always been a popular free solution among many users and can certainly how to boost your website’s loading time by a large margin.
    Some of the features offered by CloudFlare:

      • Globally load balanced CDN
      • Large PoP network
      • Rocket Loader
      • Content caching with controls such as instant purging
      • HTTP/2 and SPDY
      • DDoS protection
      • Page rules
      • Bot and spam protection
  2. Incapsula
    Incapsula is a less known alternative to Cloudflare. It is, however lacking features that Cloudflare has, but nonetheless a good alternative if you are not satisfied with Cloudflare.
    Some features they offer are :

      • Globally load balanced CDN
      • IPV6
      • Bot and spam protection
      • Statistics and monitoring tools
  3. Site Accelerator (formerly Photon) by Jetpack
    Site Accelerator, formerly known as Photon, is a free image CDN targeted at WordPress users. So, if you have a site that uses WordPress and has many images, this is a great free CDN that can help to speed up your site for your user. As you should know, images take up a large portion of a visitor’s loading time on the page.
  4. Netlify
    Netlify is not your typical CDN in that they do not work they same way as how a CDN usually do. Instead, Netlify targets users who wishes to host their static site but yet have great loading times by loading your static sites via their CDN.
  5. INXY
    INXY has 35 POPs in USA and Europe, and 48 POPs globally. They offer a free plan of 10GB traffic in USA and Europe, and a free plan of 5GB traffic globally. Although not much, it is certainly great for sites that are low in traffic, but yet still wishes to boost their site’s speed while keeping costs low.
  6. Gullo CDN
    Gullo CDN is a new CDN targeted for users in the USA. Currently, it is a USA-only CDN, meaning that the POPs they have are all based in USA.
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Linux Run SCP command in background

Linux Run SCP command in background

Here is how you can keep the SCP command running even after closing the remote shell (e.g Putty)

Keep Process In Background

  1. Open ssh terminal to remote server.
  2. Type your scp command as normal
  3. Background the scp process by entering Ctrl+Z, then typing the command bg
  4. Disown the background process by typing disown
  5. Close the SSH session and you will see that it is still running

Verify Process Is Running

You can verify that it is running by checking the remote destination size. For example, using the command du -s <directory> to check a directory size, or ls -l <filename> to check a file size

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LiteSpeed Redirect Traffic To HTTPS with CyberPanel

LiteSpeed Redirect Traffic To HTTPS

To redirect traffic from http to https, you can use rules that are the same as you would use in that of apache. So, for example, the below rules will help in https redirection

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

If you are using CyberPanel, then you can edit the rules by going to your individual web panel for your domain, and clicking Rewrite Rules as shown below.

CyberPanel Rewrite Rules

After clicking it, I suggest you put the rule at the top of the file so that the redirection is processed before any other rule.CyberPanel Rewrite Rules FileAfter which, you just have to save the new rules and your good to go.CyberPanel Rewrite Rules Save


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