Running two systems off one server using virtualization | cPanel vs DirectAdmin, what's best for resellers? | News from around the hosting industry

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Subject: Running two systems off one server using virtualization | cPanel vs DirectAdmin, what's best for resellers? | News from around the hosting industry
Date: March 29th 2023

March 29th 2023

Running two systems off one server using virtualization

vraezsvfews is planning on leaving cpanel for good but wants to have his sites live whilst also trying out a couple of control panels like Webmin or Virtualmin and some others on live sites. The idea is that he can instead try several control panels for different sites on the same server by setting up VPSs using a virtualization software such as Virtualizor. Virtualizor also have their own control panel, Webuzo, which he would be interested in trying since the price is good, although the review he found online wasn't great. The idea is that he can have one server instead of two, where if all fails he doesn't need to do a new system install, but can just move the live sites to the other VPS on the same server, and then wipe it, avoiding having to move sites to a completely new server to do a reinstall. He has a decently powerful server with 20 cores and 256GB RAM. So is this a good plan or do you think he should just install one control panel on the bare metal server instead?

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cPanel vs DirectAdmin, what's best for resellers?

It's been a few years since the first announcements of annual price increases for cPanel/WHM hit the news, with the initial reactions of dismay by some and support by others, whilst other panels seemed to pick up the pace in development to cope with the demands of hosts wishing to switch to alternatives but requesting features they missed. DirectAdmin came out as a favorite amongst those moving from one panel to another. Meantime, stalwart cPanel supporters stuck to their guns and absorbed or passed on the cost increases. Now that the dust has settled somewhat, this thread pits cPanel and DirectAdmin against each other, from the perspective of resellers. So, as a host or reseller, have you decided on your go-to control panel? If you moved, how did it work out in the end? If you stuck with cPanel are you happy that you did?

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News from around the hosting industry

Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially The Lounge. Here we we highlight just some of the interesting news items from around the forum:

  • euNetworks partners for CrossChannel Fibre: London-Madrid - euNetworks has formed an "exclusive partnership" on the CrossChannel Fibre delivering ultra-low latency services between London and Madrid. London-based euNetworks will also sell dark fiber services on the network, using the first subsea cable in the English Channel for more than 20 years. The CrossChannel Fibre is owned by Crosslake Fibre, which also runs subsea and sub-lake services in North America.
  • NTT improves cyber resilience with Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service - In their press release they explained the cloud-native, analytics-driven offering combines human and machine expertise with leading technologies and threat intelligence to reduce the mean time to detect and respond to cyber attacks. This new service is built on Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft's security information and event management (SIEM) platform, powered by AI, automation, and threat intelligence. NTT and Microsoft signed a multi-year Strategic Alliance Agreement (SCA) in 2020 and collaborate to build advanced solutions in public, private and edge cloud.
  • Blacknight acquires Irish hoster MyHost - Ireland's largest web host and domain registrar Blacknight has acquired local competitor MyHost Internet Services. While the terms of the deal are private, the acquisition will see the current owner, Martin Saunders, join the Avalon Holdings/Blacknight team and continue to run MyHost as an independent subsidiary. MyHost customers will benefit from infrastructure upgrades by joining Blacknight's backbone internet infrastructure in Ireland and expanded product offerings including Blacknight's ICANN accreditation for its domains business as well as its ISO Certifications.
  • QuadraNet acquires CMS hosting platform and cloud division from Contegix - They have acquired the commercial BlackMesh platform, a Content Management System hosting solution, from Contegix. As part of the agreement, QuadraNet also acquired Contegix's private cloud services and commercial CMS hosting customer base. As a result, QuadraNet will expand its presence in St. Louis, MO, and Reston, VA, bringing its footprint to 10 data centers. VSS Capital Partners provided financing and Layer 7 Capital acted as Contegix's exclusive financial advisor for this transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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