Back in March I had got items in place to begin a small webhosting business. The hardware was put in the datacenter and everything basically was ready for the control panel software and then it would be open season on getting clients. Since that time several concerning things have came up that has halted my plans in their tracks.
The first item was that previously I had been checking out DirectAdmin for my control panel. Unfortunately after purchasing this I found out that the way the datacenter uses a NAT like solution for IP's, I can not use DirectAdmin because my real IP isn't bound to eth0. Rather a specalized firewall/router forwards the requests to 192.168.1.217 which is bound to eth0 on my server. Since that hurt my plans I checked out PSoft's HSphere. Unfortunately they don't support RedHat 9 and they were out.
Does anyone know what control panel software I CAN use?!?!
Software that is ruled out:
DirectAdmin: Can't use it because of not having IP bound to eth0.
HSphere: Can't use it because it requires RedHat 7.x or RH Ent.
CPanel: Can't use it because it's way out of my budget.
I have actually looked at webmin, but what I am after is the features that CPanel, DirectAdmin, and others have. The capability to setup hosting plans, set resource limits, let clients log in to change their databases, to modify their email accounts, etc.
I do have webmin installed as a tool for installing RPMs remotely and other system maintainence. Although is there any control panel software that will work with the RedHat 9 OS, and under a NAT like enviornment at the datacenter?
Originally posted by TRN Douglas www.webmin.com I believe. See if that meets your needs. It's free, and will work on IP or domain name, as it goes over a port number.
That is a consideration, but the server is already at the datacenter on the pacific coast wereas I'm located on the east coast. So in order to change anything would mean several days shipping the server back to me, replacing the OS, shipping it back to them. Alot of time required that I really don't have with customers anxious to start getting service.