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EasyEngine vs WordOps vs Webinoly vs Serverpilot – Which is better?

If you are a Guy who frequently develops websites, cloud apps and hosts them on Linux, you might be using tools like EasyEngine, WordOps, Webinoly, or Serverpilot to simplify the process.

But among these tools which one is better? Which one you should choose?

easyengine wordops webinoly serverpilot comparison

Today we’ll take a look at pros. & cons. of each one of these and find which one is easier to use.

EasyEngine:

easyengine

EasyEngine lets you start a WordPress site in just few commands. It uses Dockers to separate all your WordPress deployments separate from each other.

It installs all the required packages like PHP, MySQL, Nginx, MariaDB, Letsencrypt (free SSL) etc. automatically to get your website up and running in seconds.

It also has a fairly active community to help users with any issues.

Features:

Pricing: Free
Supported OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Mac
Support Type: Community Support

Pros.
  • Easy to use Commands
  • It uses Dockers to keep websites separate from one another
  • Includes phpMyAdmin & Redis
  • Outbound emailing works out of the box
Cons.
  • Maintaining/Fixing the issues can be quite hard. As it uses Dockers to create websites, you should have some basic knowledge of dockers – if things go south.

WordOps:

easyengine vs wordops

WordOps is a fork of EasyEngine v3. Since then, those guys have developed it to be as good as EasyEngine v4 in terms of ease of use and reliability.

Unlike EasyEngine, WordOps doesn’t use Dockers in the backend, this can be huge a plus for the Guys who don’t wanna deal with Dockers.

WordOps also allows easy updating all the stacks on your web server without affecting any of your sites. Just run the command wo update to update to the latest release easily.

Features:

Pricing: Free
Supported OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian
Support Type: Community & Chat Support

Pros.
  • Easy to use Commands
  • Easier to maintain and update
  • Includes phpMyAdmin & Redis
  • Automated security updates
  • Chat Support
Cons.
  • Outbound emailing doesn’t come pre-configured, like in EasyEngine. You have to set it up manually or use external SMTPs.
  • Can’t be installed on macOS

Webinoly:

webinoly vs serverpilot

Just like EasyEngine and Wordops, Webinoly is also a tool to manage your WordPress sites easily on NGINX server.

It works only on Ubuntu and uses LEMP stack (Linux, NGINX, MySQL & Php) to create websites. However, it can be made to work on any OS that supports Php – by using a VM.

You can also easily configure SMTP on your Webinoly server using the command sudo webinoly -smtp

Features:

Pricing: Free
Supported OS: Ubuntu
Support Type: Active Community Support

Pros.
  • Easy to use Commands
  • Supports SMTP
  • Has active community
  • Simpler version of EasyEngine
Cons.
  • Only supports Ubuntu officially
  • Can’t be installed on macOS

Serverpilot:

serverpilot alternatives

Now, the most famous WordPress Management tool Serverpilot offers deploying WordPress sites in just few clicks.

Unlike other tools in this tutorial, Serverpilot is gui based and not command line. This can be a advantage for users who don’t wanna mess with Terminal every now and then.

Because of it’s gui interface and flexibility to integrate with anything, this tool is paid. Which can be a major con for many users who are looking for a Free / Open source solution.

Serverpilot works with any Cloud Provider (Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, etc.). It is just like a mordern control panel for WordPress apps.

Pricing: Paid (from 5$ a month)
Supported OS: Ubuntu
Support Type: Premium Support

Pros.
  • Gui panel
  • All stacks comes preconfigured out of the box
  • Has large documentation.
  • On click deployment of many apps
Cons.
  • Only supports Ubuntu officially
  • Paid

Which one is Better?

Every tool has their own Advantages and Disadvantages. It purely depends on which one suits your needs better.

If you don’t like working with Terminal and are looking for a Gui based Management tool, then Serverpilot is the way to go.

If you are looking for a Free Solution, then you have 3 options – Webinoly, EasyEngine or WordOps

In EasyEngine – You get most things set up out of the box. It uses Dockers, so it might be a headache to fix issues if something goes wrong. But, this can be easily prevented by taking timely backups and restoring from them – whenever your site breaks (that’s how I do it).

In WordOps – You don’t have to mess with Dockers, but it doesn’t come with SMTP pre-configured. If you’re okay in setting up SMTP or using an external SMTP, then go for it.

In Webinoly – You don’t have to manage Dockers and SMTP can be configured easily. But, it only supports Ubuntu.

Comments

  1. 3 of this is free open source and 1 is paid platform, why is related?

    better you compare Centminmod and SlickStack and Roots Trellis in this article.

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