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    Question Free Control Panel

    Hello , am starting my own hosting company and i wanted to know if there are any Free control panels that i can use? am not a linux newbie , i know linux in and out and also am a security admin .. I tell you this because everytime someone asks a question you all flame him about planing etc etc ..

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    I know only one: www.simplecp.com
    as I hear exist few more, but only for friends or for internal use
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    hmm ok thanx i also looked into webmin but i dont like user interface .. simplepc looks good but are there any others? i know beggars cant be choosers but am looking for sorta proffesional interface or something that looks good .. you know first impressions is what sells.

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    SimpleCP is excellent, but if you want to try something else, there's web://cp see http://webcp.can-host.com/.
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    Webmin - www.webmin.com

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    Is there a way to change the look and feel of all the Free control panels? they look sorta simple and not as proffesional as i want it to look like cpanel or something similar.. would i still be able upgrade my system, patch anything if i want etc without messing up the Control Panel?

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    Someone is working on a nice gui for simplecp check that out soon.

    Thanks

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    I say just pay the money for cpanel
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    simplecp looks nice, it would be nice if few cp were available (so CPanel had to lower their prices)

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    http://51b.org - working on it for simplecp as we speak
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    Originally posted by Borg
    Is there a way to change the look and feel of all the Free control panels? they look sorta simple and not as proffesional as i want it to look like cpanel or something similar.. would i still be able upgrade my system, patch anything if i want etc without messing up the Control Panel?
    Webmin can (and has) been changed, its really easy to do as well.

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    Matt will simplecp be skinable? Like Cpanel?

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    Originally posted by Angel78
    Matt will simplecp be skinable? Like Cpanel?
    Ask MaB

    MaB is the SimpleCP developer...

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    I spoke with MaB about implementing my skin, As i understand it seems pages are made dynamically so it would be hard to add a skins/theme system.

    However once I have finished all my templates I hope he is going to try and code mine in for me
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    At this time, the design is built in, we can change it though, but not to the point where you can select which skin you want. Right now, we are focusing on features over design. But we have someone(s) working on a cool design to make mainstream with all releases till skins come out
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    SimpleCp can't limit transfer which is the most important thing a control panel must be able to do.
    Is there any plans of implementing such feature.
    I was also thinking about some kind of mail system for simplecp, any plans of doing that?

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    You mean monthly data tranfer per domain? Well, right now we have a utility to see how much each domain uses, but not to limit it. it only calculates http not sendmail or ftp. its easy to limit ips but not virtual hosts, there is no easy/definate way to do that... we are looking into it though.

    By mail system what do you mean?
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    He probably means the use of virtual mailboxes
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    MaB UH-Matt that is a really neat control panel there. Wish I could view the demo, though my firewall doesn't allow it

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    I think there is a mod with apache for bandwidth usage, which web://cp uses.
    I wish simplecp was written in php

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    Originally posted by important
    I wish simplecp was written in php
    we can't always get what we want :-D


    Yes, there are a few packages with apache, but none are perfect/easy to use - we are working on getting the bugs out and making it work top notch before adding in all the little extras. Remember, its beta in terms that we dont have all the features we want in there put in yet, but we have a to do list and bandwidth/quotas is in there...
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    lol.. im a PHP man myself aswell,
    however having seen this panel installed... even if it was PHP I wouldnt risk touching anything. The code works great, the code looks great.... but theres a lot of it!
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    MaB , simpleCP is awesome. It's a real "control panel" , which will be surely become very popular after some features like bandwith control are added . You've done a greate job. I am really impressed after trying all 3 user levels of simplecp interface .

    Webmin is simply a linux admin tool that saves you a little time from typing command lines . Its interface is not user friendly...

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    Thank you I am really gald you like it and I hope to continue improving it for everyone to love
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    mab,

    i use pureftpd, which has an option to log to common log format - you could use the same code to calc the transfer for both apache and pureftpd.

    pureftpd is an excellent ftpd and should be used instead of wu or pro anyway.

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    risko hows that.. proftd = god !?!?
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    Proftp gives a way to calculate transfer too (via the logs), its just that I havent had time to come around to it yet... its all on a giant to do list
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    mab,

    thats why i was saying, you can support pureftpd right out of the box, since the code you use to parse apache logs is instantly useable with pureftpd logs when you tell it to log in common log format
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    uh-matt,

    security is my pet peeve, if you will, and pureftpd hasnt had *any* remote vulns, is feature rich, smaller than proftpd and coded better. all imho of course.

    i tend to want to run stuff which ive read the whole source code of and didnt find any problems with.

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    pureftpd isnt as secure as much people thinkg , its harder to find a vuln in proftpd than pureftpd trust me on that , i am sort of a grey hat and i can tell you for a fact there are many vulns in pureftpd which are not public and many successfull exploits for it
    i have a few so if you need some for me to prove my point you can pm me .

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    rusko wants proof !
    Quote:
    "pureftpd hasnt had *any* remote vulns*

    Let me know the outcome guys
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    matt,

    it should have read 'pureftpd doesnt have any published vulns". i apologize for the lack of precision in what i was saying.

    i just sent a pm to borg and will ask around if any unpublished issues exist. update soon to follow.

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