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Thread: "Control Panel" vs Telnet
02-26-2003, 08:31 PM #1Red HapGuest
Provider's offering control panel's say things are easier to use, people not offering control panel's say that control panel's are slow and restricting, what is better (in your opinions ?)
02-26-2003, 08:58 PM #2zPointeGuest
Control panels offer a GUI for clients to easily manage their accounts. Telnet may be a bit confusing and intimidating for some novice users, however (not to say that some control panels aren't <lol>). And not just for end-users, server admins as well.
As far as control panels being slow and restricting, I don't agree with that for the most part.
02-27-2003, 03:14 AM #3eHostSpaceGuest
Simple vs Complicated.
03-03-2003, 12:26 PM #4
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- Feb 2003
Me personally, I love the command line over the graphic interface. Since I'm the administrator I don't mind using it, but the general user wants something they are familiar with. Since most users don't use command line linux/unix and use Windows/MacOS they would be more comfortable with the control panel. I wouldn't recomend giving your users access to a shell account on your system, because of the security risks involved. If you don't offer a control panel for users to modify their site, be ready to fully administer their site and make every fix they need done. You will just put more work on yourself and the rest of your staff.
03-03-2003, 05:46 PM #5eHostSpaceGuest
i think using the command line gives you more control over the server, but some of the things can be done via GUI which is so much simpler, saves you the trouble of memorising line after line. But should an error occur, you would also have to solve it via command line
03-03-2003, 07:45 PM #6dsgdevilGuest
Control Panels are easier to use and they are better
03-03-2003, 11:37 PM #7SmithGuest
Most of the hosting companies don't offer Telnet access to their clients.. Telnet is DEAD.
03-04-2003, 01:00 AM #8northwindGuest
SSH, is possible what telnet used to resemble.
SSH however is much much harder to use than an control panel.
Not used for newbie clients.
03-04-2003, 04:03 AM #9eHostSpaceGuest
i disabled both telnet and SSH because I do not want to risk being hacked into. Heard that its not safe at all.
03-08-2003, 04:04 PM #10WoofcatGuest
allowing ssh access is not a security risk at all imo... a user can do much more damage via apache...
telnet is considered insecure because everything including your login/password is transmitted in plaintext... but the same is true for ftp, pop3, smtp-auth, et al...