dont go as far as saying root, its wrong, you are given a root like account, not all the power of root. Its a Virtual Dedicated Server. Expect to spend over 20 hours getting it working correctly if you take a stab at it.
Originally posted by davidb dont go as far as saying root, its wrong, you are given a root like account, not all the power of root. Its a Virtual Dedicated Server. Expect to spend over 20 hours getting it working correctly if you take a stab at it.
Do you think this is something like Cpanel or Ensim, or can you explain what exactly it is, in detail please.
To be honest, there aren't any plans at present to add new features to freeVSD, however we do fix bugs and maintain a mailing list for community support. The software is freely available from our CVS server for people that want to use it. If it's not what you need, we'll happily refund every penny you spend
To clarify what freeVSD actually is and what it isn't...
freeVSD is a set of binaries, scripts and patches that implement a very basic VPS structure. It manages creation and deletion of new VPSs and provides an API for management of accounts and services on the system. The freeVSD API can be used to develop control panels or to integrate VPSs with your own systems, and whilst there is a simple reference control panel included, it is very basic indeed. freeVSD is definitely not a control panel...
freeVSD is very useable and very stable once set up, but expect to spend some time (even months) getting it all working how you want it to. Everything you need to make VPS's is there but (as you'll appreciate) there's a whole lot more involved in setting up a good web hosting system.
In these times we have to concentrate on giving the best possible support to our paying customers, and that unfortunately doesn't leave too much time for our GPL activities.
And to those who say ProVSD (our commercial product) is too expensive, we have customers operating at over 80% margin, making around £25K per year per server. You get what you pay for I suppose
PS - The last release was version 1.4.10 and is available from the CVS server. Enjoy.
Last edited by ComplexMind; 09-10-2002 at 06:17 AM.