September 15th 2021
The battle of the control panels continues, but now WHTer SidedTech is looking for a panel that does less and uses less resources. He's not looking for all the bells and whistles of panels such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc., rather he wants something that will just handle SSL, email and auto-LAMP for him, and a WordPress installer would be a bonus, but isn't a deal-breaker. Currently he uses Virtualmin but feels that even that has too many features that he never uses. Can he remove parts of Virtualmin that he doesn't need? Is there a lighter version in a fork somewhere? Is there another panel that he could be looking at? Share your ideas in the thread.
Saintj went to order a VPS and was rejected because he was using a VPN at the time, and was then asked to disconnect and use his own IP address. The use of VPNs to mask actual location and IP information is on the rise as people are rightly concerned for their online security, so is there a way to avoid having to log off and on each time we want to make a purchase, or should the onus be on providers to be more flexible with their fraud detection process? Payment gateways also used to challenge many transactions if they were seen to be coming from an IP address located many miles away from the expected location of their customer, but they seem to be getting better at recognising this challenge, possibly because their customer has built a reputation with them and they have a pattern they can look at, whereas a hosting provider is dealing with someone for the first time. The point is also being made that most people using VPNs are not doing so to commit fraud, so is it really necessary to block orders like this? As a host do you reject transactions from VPN users? As a customer do you use a VPN and often get challenged?
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