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Score 5.7 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

I can only speak for our environment, but it has allowed us to get away from the unfriendly Informatica PowerCenter workflow schedule. And coordination of Informatica/Tableau/ICEDQ has been a BIG help to us. We have not tried to drill down to the Informatica session-level of detail, just stayed with running workflows. The session-level logic seemed complicated.
Michael Scocca | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

I personally use it for any website hosting I do for me and others. There are a few others but I have stuck with the old tried and true and it always works for me and I know how to get around it so it has become a breeze for me. For those who are extremely new to websites and hosting or to those with very little technical know how cPanel could be very overwhelming and they might want to do like a managed WordPress hosting where they don't really have to see or deal with cPanel. I also probably wouldn't use it for straight email hosting. If you have thousands of cPanel accounts it may get very expensive and that could be a factor.
Josh Collier, Website Designer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.9
cPanel
7.6
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
cPanel
6.9
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
cPanel
7.7
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.1
cPanel
7.8
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
cPanel
7.8
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
cPanel
7.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
cPanel
8.3

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • File management - moving, archiving, and folder cleanup are a drag-and-drop breeze. The visual representation of file management steps includes date/time filtering, file/folder/both specification, and recursion all in an easy and intuitive unit.
  • FTP/SFTP/FTPS - while one must still write the FTP scripts, the interface simplifies much of the infrastructure, allowing the developer to encapsulate the script text in a graphical package that is easy and intuitive.
  • PowerShell integration - for anything that isn't easy in ActiveBatch's GUI, simply drop in a PowerShell step and write the task in PoSh - anything returned from PoSh can then be used by the following steps.
Grady Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

  • Management is so easy like file manager, WordPress install, domain Addon, web disk, SSL/TLS, and many more.
  • Professional email functionality that will allow us to create emails for free and connect them with other devices.
  • Comes with MySQL database. I love how cPanel manages the database functionality.
Torikul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • While I like being able to reuse scheduling objects and the like, more work needs to be done to help one not reinvent the same scheduling object without realizing it and to then find scheduling objects that have similar schedules even if they are worded slightly differently than what I'm expecting. It needs to be "smarter". It was easy to accumulate a pool of scheduling objects that while named differently, had exactly the same schedule. It was also hard to sift through to find the little differences between similarly named scheduling objects.
  • The logger had a clean enough interface but it could be more legible and offer contextual help to describe the messages one is reading. I remember trying to read black text on a medium gray background with Courier size 10-11 font. Not so easy to read quickly and to parse through the relevant parts. I think some selective color coding would be good and links to message definitions or any form of further information would be nice. Maybe the ability to export the log file to various formats would also be helpful.
  • I don't remember a dashboard that at a glance on the top level would highlight what jobs failed completely and which jobs might have warnings or non-critical errors. I got emails because I defined to get them. Maybe again if there was a way to color-code the type of error would be good nice-to-have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

  • If errors occur, the statistics in the logs are sometimes difficult to decipher.
  • The licensing costs are a bit high and could be more reasonable for the usage we need it for.
  • The dashboard doesn't look right when looking at it on a small screen like a phone or tablet. It would be nice to be able to dynamically hide are of the screen that you don't want to see.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 6.3
Based on 3 answers
ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

cPanel 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Although it can be a little bit bloated with a lot of options and configurations, it's very straightforward to use and maintain. So it's a great option even if you don't have large experience in hosting configuration. The WHM tool is more suited to heavy users since it requires more expertise, so it has a steep learning curve to better understand how to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 4.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

cPanel 8.7
Based on 13 answers
I have never had a problem with cPanel that required me to contact support so I can't really give any feedback here. I've never lost a password, encountered a system-breaking bug, been hacked, etc. I would think that this speaks to the reliable nature of the service and product.
Marouane Tohme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

We looked at several other workload automation solutions and hands down we all looked at each other after seeing the demo and we all understood the genius of the application. To be honest we were all stunned and talked about it for weeks afterward. It didn't even compare to the other platforms we had demos of. We knew instinctively that this was the one.
Steve Schneider | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

cPanel offers a more friendly to beginners experience compared to Ajenti. The latter is feature rich but you will need more technical know how to navigate. cPanel is more accessible and universal and for those reasons a great solution for my business needs. cPanel works best with shared or VPS hosting. Ajenti seemed to be a great solution for VPS management.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] has increased our nightly processing stability exponentially. Our prior automation software was unreliable and often failed without explanation. Since moving to ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] we have had incredible stability, and any nightly processing errors that happen now are attributed to a cause other than automation. It's the most reliable software we currently use at our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

cPanel

  • cPanel through my website hosting companies has had a positive impact on my business. It has cut the time it takes to do website admin. I used to use a company that had its own proprietary web administrator tools, similar to cPanel but it took too much time to learn and it wasn't as robust. As a result, I switched to a company that uses it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

ActiveBatch Workload Automation Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

cPanel

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

cPanel Editions & Modules

Edition
Solo$151
Admin$221
Pro32.251
Premier48.501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.6
cPanel
7.9

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
6.3
cPanel
7.2

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
cPanel
8.7

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