Open Source Management SW?

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CentosJoey
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Open Source Management SW?

Post by CentosJoey » 2007/08/01 07:45:00

Does anyone know of a good open source management software package to manage hosting accounts, dns, users ftp access etc?

Thanks!

n3r0x
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by n3r0x » 2007/08/09 01:24:29

All of these are opensource but only ISPConfig is free

Plesk - [url=http://www.swsoft.com/plesk/]www.swsoft.com/plesk/[/url]
Cpanel - [url=http://www.cpanel.net]www.cpanel.net[/url]
ISPConfig - [url=http://www.ispconfig.org]www.ispconfig.org[/url]


:-D

CentosJoey
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by CentosJoey » 2007/08/11 07:29:46

Thats a confusing statement, how can cpanel etc be opensource if it's not free?
Can I actually use their code to make my own?

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n3r0x
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by n3r0x » 2007/08/13 00:22:32

OpenSource doesnt allways mean free..
For Plesk and Cpanel u need a licens to lock up all features.. sure u can crack it yourself but if u going to use it for a company thats not to recommend due to the legal issues it can give u..
But u can Develop new features in them yeah.. All of them are in PHP (webbased)..

hope this explains it http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php

mlzhosting
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by mlzhosting » 2007/08/24 15:55:53

I can vouch for ISPConfig, works wonderful, we've been using it for over a year and I sure like the support better then cPanel. The interface is pure trash, and at this point I'm writing my own as the ISPConfig one is horribly confusing to cPanel users. The nice part is that it's already setup for resellers, and there is an API that allows your resellers to maintain their own look and feel.

Combined with CentOS, it's a well rounded, well supported package, and no fees or licensing costs.

PlayGod
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by PlayGod » 2007/09/24 23:16:44

We use Webmin on several older webservers, and it works well. There is a new module/addon for Webmin called Virtualmin that makes setting up virtual servers a snap... it creates Unix users, home dirs, sets up mail, etc. Not exactly a cpanel user interface, but it definitely gets the job done. It's actually more powerful than cpanel in that it has its own mysql admin and webmail interfaces, very lightweight and simple to use, and there is a theme available that strips it down to text only so you can do most stuff from mobile.

I'm a web designer/builder, but I do a lot of client setup and support, so wanted to get into more admin and build my own server. The Webmin/Virtualmin path worked for me.

webmin.com (GPL)
virtualmin.com (pay-to-play or GPL)

SoftDux
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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by SoftDux » 2007/11/04 11:35:16

How does Webmin / ISPConfig work for managing a network server? It it overkill? The network server does file sharing (samba), runs Zimbra, has a website, and performs network backups.

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Re: Open Source Management SW?

Post by tchubb » 2007/12/04 21:52:23

i have played with ispconf it is gd but dont look the part for webhosting company
But is has SSL login and loads of other kool stuff
www.ispconfig.org


isp-omega is gd please its user friendly and its basicly installs itself !!
u can have stuff like order forms so the customer sets the account up for u :P
but SSL login is a ddon u have to play around with to get to work and not 100% on the dns management
www.isp-control.net

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