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In the world of web hosting, cPanel is one of the most widely used control panels. Almost every hosting company includes cPanel in their plans. It offers a graphical user interface (GUI) and automation features that make web hosting for website owners easier. In addition, it is widely acknowledged as the best option for Linux-based projects.

However, the cPanel interface can be needlessly complex and unintuitive for certain tasks. Their frequent and unpredictable price change policy is also forcing more and more clients to look elsewhere.


Meanwhile, SPanel control panel is one of the less expensive cPanel alternatives that offer similar functionalities. Developed by ScalaHosting, the solution is available for free with any Scala VPS plan. SPanel comes with a comprehensive security suite, excellent automated backups, and free website migration tools. The user interface is attractive, easy to navigate, and simple enough for a novice to grasp.

SPanel has many unique features that make it an excellent alternative to cPanel. Let's take a closer look at five key aspects of each web hosting control panel.

cPanel vs. SPanel

Resource Usage

cPanel’s main advantage is the massive collection of features and settings, making it ideal for web developers and other advanced users, rather than novice users. SPanel, on the other hand, focuses on speed. It is light and can operate on a VPS with as little as 1 GB of RAM. This way, the easy-to-use hosting management platform can operate without putting additional strain on the server.

WordPress Management

cPanel users frequently use a software auto-installer to access numerous content management systems, online store platforms, and other web-building apps. Without requiring any technical knowledge, the platform installs the software quickly and easily.

SPanel, on the other hand, is tailored for WordPress. One-click installations, automated upgrades, and the unique Security Lock function are all available through the in-built SWordPress Manager. Until there is a need to make site modifications, the latter blocks access to your files and folders.


Mailbox protection, password-protected folders, firewalls, secure root access, and more are all available in cPanel. SPanel comes with SShield, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and prevent any suspicious behavior or potential phishing attacks before they reach the server. Apart from being an excellent anti-malware and anti virus solution, SShield can monitor accounts and assist in patching up vulnerabilities.

Supported Services

Apache plus cPanel is the most common configuration for shared hosting clients. If performance is a priority, cPanel can be tied to Litespeed, which is a recommended practice for static websites. SPanel is far more adaptable. The cutting-edge control panel works with both Apache and Litespeed, and can also integrate with Nginx and OpenLiteSpeed.




cPanel is a premium hosting management tool that is purchased through annual license payments. Over the years, the platform's price has gone up a few times. cPanel moved to a per-account pricing model in 2019, making its services too pricey for many.

This could be SPanel's most significant competitive edge easing the client’s financial burden, ScalaHosting’s platform offers a lifetime free guarantee, especially useful if you want to host numerous independent websites or resell the hosting service.


cPanel is a useful tool for web hosting management. However, this does not rule out the possibility of other feasible options.

SPanel appears to be a powerful platform that has the potential to improve everyone's hosting experience. The bespoke solution is simple to use, straightforward, and best of all - free.

Hopefully, this comparison of SPanel and cPanel will assist you in making the right choice for your next project.Disclaimer: This is a company press release. No LM journalist is involved in creation of this content.

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