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[EnGarde] Re: Webhosting Control Panel

From: Chris James <chris.james_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jul 05 2002 - 17:41:28 GMT
To: <engarde-users@engardelinux.org>

> > Does Guardian Digital have any plans to develop a Webhosting
> Control Panel
> > for Engarde, similar to Plesk (www.plesk.com), Ensim WEBppliance
> > (www.ensim.com),
>
> I don't want to sound stupid or anything, these products say they
> work with Linux, are they RPMS or tarballs that need compiling? Have
> you tried to dl the demo? Just asking so please don't take offense.

No offence taken :) they're are quasi distributions really - they sit on top of a very basic install of Redhat - and load their own customized versions of apache/php/mysql/bind/sendmail etc. etc.

The problem with them is a) expensive licensing - they're not GPL b) clumsy and overcomplicated in places c) not as secure as Engarde.

I have a proof of concept for a php based Engarde control panel running on my internal network, and am currently putting together a specification. Once i've done that i'll see if I have enough interest (both from a commercial point with my local clients and from a opensource point of view) and ask for volunteers to help me with it. If you want me to drop you a copy of the specification let me know.

Regards,
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