Difference between cPanel and InterWorx

With our VPS and  Dedicated servers, you have the choice between two  control panels: InterWorx and cPanel. This article introduces each platform to help you to choose which one is suitable for your needs.

InterWorx is a server control panel. This simple software provides tools for users and administrators to supervise operations on their website, web server, email, and domains.

InterWorx includes two main sections: NodeWorx (similar to WHM) and SiteWorx (the analog of cPanel). The difference between WHM and cPanel is explained in this article.

  • NodeWorx is a system administrator interface to configuring, managing and monitoring your server. From the NodeWorx amin, you can securely manage multiple SiteWorx accounts.
  • SiteWorx is a separate control management account and website owner interface that provides access to the tools for managing your websites, email, and databases.
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NodeWorx is similar to WHM and its main features are:
  • Ability to create multiple accounts with specific permissions
  • Full template customization
  • Create unlimited SiteWorx accounts with certain limits
  • Create Reseller accounts with specific limits/packages
  • Manage all system services (Apache, MySQL, FTP, Email, SSH, etc.)
  • Manage multiple PHP versions
  • Detailed error log/system and service status reporting

SiteWorx acts as a separate control management account for a hosting package and allows you to manage your web hosting account easily.

In SiteWorx you can:
  • Create multiple accounts with specific permissions
  • Add secondary (addon) domains with different PHP versions
  • Manage MariaDB with PhpMyAdmin
  • Create email accounts with Webmail access
  • Edit File Manager
  • Check account’s statistic
cPanel is used for managing separate hosting accounts on the server. This control panel is similar to SiteWorx and allows you to manage almost the same functions. So, if you are familiar with cPanel, there should be no difficulties for you in using SiteWorx and vice versa.

However, there are some differences between InterWorx and cPanel.

Unlike cPanel, with InterWorx, you can create multiple administrator accounts and provide them with the desired permissions. This is especially convenient if your clients have web developers or people who need to manage email only, for example. cPanel has only one administrative account, and no more additional accounts can be created.

InterWorx doesn’t have complicated licensing options like cPanel. cPanel recently implemented an account-based pricing model that may have resulted in a substantial price increase. Whereas InterWorx lets you host multiple accounts on the server without increasing your license cost as it is licensed per server.

cPanel supports PostgreSQL, Mailman mailing lists, NodeJS, server-side Java, Ruby on Rails, and the DNSSEC protocol. InterWorx does not support those things at this time. Also, InterWorx does not support CloudLinux, only Linux and CentOS are supported.

InterWorx supports all of the same languages for NodeWorx as for SiteWorx. In addition, both NodeWorx and SiteWorx share a wide variety of supported themes. WHM only supports US English and one theme for now. cPanel has two themes.

The table below offers a quick overview of  InterWorx and cPanel attributes to compare the two control panels:

Feature/option
InterWorx
cPanel
Price for a subscription
$18
$29.88
Web server
Apache 2.4
Apache 2.4
Antispam service
Antispam service
Antispam service
Brute force protection service
InterWorx doesn't have brute force protection, but you can add BFD or CSF/LFD.
cPHulk
Multiple Admin accounts
+
-
Multiple User Accounts
+
-
Reseller Functionality
+
+
WHMCS Compatibility
+
+
Softaculous
+
+
Multiple PHP Versions
+
+
Root admin panel
NodeWorx
WHM


That’s it!

Updated
9/2/2020

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