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    Post Growing and looking for a solution

    Ok its been 3 weeks since my web hosting business went public. im getting about 20 clients a week now. But I have one prob, im having to add all my clients site information in manually. I am looking for some type of account management app that when I user signs up for a web site, this software will auto create their website account, their /home directory that has their /public_html and Public_ftp folders etc., there domain information in Bind DNS, there virtual host information in Apache and QMAIL. I been looking at apps like PLESK and CPanel, will any of these apps do the trick for me? I know there is an app out there I just cant find it. Im using to Linux Boxes. if anyone could suggest something then thanks in advance,

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    hsphere sounds is pretty close to what you're looking for.

    I've also moved your post to a more appropriate forum
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    All of those mentioned should work for you.

    There is also Ensim....

    Ensim has a very very screwy file system, they claim its for security but it just looks bassackwards to me.

    However I have gotten used to ensim and one thing I really like is that they have python scripts setup to do each individual management function. So while you can use their website-based backend. You can also make your own.

    I've done this, though the site isn't live yet. Having the python scripts was extremely useful. I could use them by running shell commands within my php scripts. So that when someone signs up their account will be autocreated. Additionally they will have their own custom control panel, created by me, rather than the ensim control panel which may include features I do not want them to have.

    I was also able to do some pretty heavy editing to the config file templates. So if a certain type of account is setup it's document root is set to someplace other than /home/virtual/domain.com/... Which is functionality I really needed.

    As such I've come to see ensim as a blessing rather than a curse.

    I still think that the filesystem is screwy, but I don't know if I would have been able to do the customizations I've done with another system.
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    Re: Growing and looking for a solution

    Originally posted by hypedave
    Ok its been 3 weeks since my web hosting business went public. im getting about 20 clients a week now.
    Wow. That's pretty good. Mind if I ask what kind of advertising you've done to get such a great response?

    I use CPanel on all my servers.. it is very good, and there's several customer management programs that tie into it to automate the order/creation process.

    phpmanager.com is one that is cheap and decent. (I custom built my own.. but I know several people that use phpmanager.com with CPanel/WHM.

    Cheers!

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    Hi you should check out Plesk.com too, we're using them and its great.

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    cpanel - www.cpanel.net or

    ensim - www.ensim.com or

    hsphere - www.psoft.net

    would be your best bets.


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    Thanks guys, im using cpanel right now. When I started out the cpanel testing they only had one or two sales pacakges, now they have I think 5 wich are very affordable now around $500. I have since then stumbled across hostgui and it looks very promising, but for now time to go check out phpmanager.

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    thanks guys
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