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    SitePoint Zealot kobra's Avatar
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    Question cPanel

    Hi,

    I have webhosting site that I launched about 2 months ago.
    I still cannot believe but already there are 8 users. Anyhow
    most of the users have asked me if we have a web control
    panel. I know there a some cpanels but i cannot afford
    to buy anything right now. So I started to to make my
    own cpanel ( using php/mysql ). However, right now I am
    stuck in the middle of nowhere. I am not trying to make
    something super complex but I cannot figure out how to
    manage ftp, email accounts reading the quota file or how
    to show server statistics. Right now I'm question myself
    is it possible to make something like that with only php & mysql
    or you should have to use shell script & cgi/perl.

    I have used php/mysql for about year 1/2 and I dont think this
    is the problem. The problem that I have is that I just dont
    know from where to start.

    Thank you.

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    Prolific Blogger silver trophy Technosailor's Avatar
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    You're going to have a hard time doing that with PHP because PHP runs as Apache user. cpanel is run with Perl and I recommend you look into that as well.

    Aaron
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    The way most people afford it is that server companies like EV1 will license it out for $10 - $70/mo.

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    You could also learn perl. What if there was a decent perl control panel and I think it's free.

    Webmin

    Give that a look.
    Chrispian H. Burks
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    You could also borrow money to buy a decent Control Panel and use the time you spend on building your own to get new clients in and earn back your investment.


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