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by Justin Ellingwood
If you can provide a CPanel at that price, I am sure you'll become famous as the cheapest Cloud Hosting. Think about it guys. Not evryone is a linux guru..
We've had a lot of users request it so we may be adding that in the future.
This is my barrier to entry as well. Let me know if you end up going this way, I'd consider switching when my existing plan is up.
We will be looking into doing a cPanel integration sometime most likely in September or October.
I was actually able to install ISPConfig3 on my CentOS6x.
Was a pretty long process, but I had fun doing it manually.
...Made me know where what was going
Come on guys. This is 'cloud' hosting. Just learn some basic linux commands and you'll be fine. IF cpanel integration is included, then DigitalOcean should be prepared to fight a lot of adult sites/affiliate sites with spammy links and malware and other stuff people will do to abuse the no bandwidth cap. DC is growing fast without cpanel integration with affiliates spamming DC links all over the internet for $100 per sale. DC doesn't need to have everyone who needs a website as customers. No startup/company does. Just my 2 cents. DC is the next Linode/Slicehost. Let's keep it that way, shall we?
cpanel is for pussies i say..
there is nothing you can't do with bash + tmux + Vim ..
no need to be a unix guru (and grow a beard..) just learn how to actually use a computer remotely the way it's meant to be.. if you want to learn ... pragprog (.com) has a few great books on those subjects..
Cpanel will only make it become generic like many cheap (quality) hosting companies..
besides.. if you absolutely want a GUI there are a few OpenSource offerings out there...
I understand an Administration has already posted a response but here's my thought on this.
cPanel is bad habit, it makes you WEAK instead of you researching and figuring/exploring on Linux. It's good habit for the future.
Give Virtualmin a try. Once script to install (installs all the packages and configures them) and is 100% free.
How about a place where those of us that are good at administration can advertise our services? This would be great if you also enabled the share Droplets feature. We could do setup then "deliver" to customers. Instead of dealing with real currency you could let us "condense" droplets (bad name) so we could pay for our own droplets. That would help get around some issues surrounding money.
I think offering services like that are very interesting however we do not manage the server after creation so sharing it with another user would give you the ability to reboot it, destroy it etc, but wouldn't take care of access aside from console which you would still need the root password for.
But its an interesting idea that should have some discussion around it.
Some interesting responses here about how people should learn linux, etc. I guess because they did others should...that's great but not everyone wants to spend their time learning to be a network admin. Some of us want something that just works so we can spend our time on activities that pay our bills. If Digital Ocean chooses to not go after customers like me, so be it.
Customers receive full root access so they are free to install any software they like including cPanel of course.
We aren't going down the road of providing a pre-installed cPanel server because licensing from Parallels is a big pain and creates a very large overhead, so on many levels it's easier to just give customers the flexibility to install what they like so they can take it from there and run with it. =]
As for the discussion about how to learn linux and which is the right way I think there's no right way. Many times people start off playing with a GUI whether it be for the OS, a control panel, or even a virtualization product, and when the GUI is no longer flexible enough for the person's needs they begin to investigate whether there is a CLI component and use that.
Eventually someone moves from the CLI component to using tools that are mostly CLI based simply because they provide more flexibility and also because they are faster to use, because we can execute many more keystrokes rather than mouse clicks and while that may seem like a small issue if you look at power Photoshop users they have keyboard shortcuts for a many different things that they do simply because it improves their efficiency.
Either way if its a pathway into linux then its great =]
It will be best if you get a license of CPANEL and sell it to your clients as an option.
Unfortunately we will not be heading down that route as dealing with licensing for other software creates a large amount of overhead.
But we do provide full root access so you can install cPanel directly or any other control panel that you would like.
I am a linux intermediate. I can install any package, set up a LAMP stack, configure iptables... But my main concern would be about security, that is granted in cPanel. I guess that you could also write one of your great tutorials on how to secure your server for things like brute force attacks, and other things.
most of the hosting sites uses CPANEL then you could too :P
How about no?
+1 for cPanel.
ServerPilot (https://serverpilot.io/) is probably better for DO users than cPanel, anyways. I don't think they'd want to encourage cPanel for users who aren't selling shared hosting from their droplets.
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