Before buying Cpanel - Some Questions

forquato

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Hello,

i`m planning to use cpanel with awbs (billing system)


Some Questions:

1. Does anyone know whether awbs and cpanel works fine together?

2. Is it possible to give some rights to a specific customer to change the DNS-Entrys for his domains?

- Example:
The customer orders a package (with 1 Inklusivdomain):
Under this Package he wants to order some more domains.
4. Is it possible?

5.
Example:
A customer orders a package. Some time later he is intrested in having a shell-access. Is it possible to offer some upgrades for the packet?

6.
Is it possible to edit the PHP-Preferences per customer or domain ?

7.
Does the Apache from Cpanel support mpm_prefork?

8.
Does the Apache from Cpanel use fcgi or fastcgi to execute scripts?

And the last Question:

9.
Have had anyone anytime integrated Maia to the CPanel?


Thank you for your answers.

forquato
 

Spiral

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Hello,

i`m planning to use cpanel with awbs (billing system)


Some Questions:

1. Does anyone know whether awbs and cpanel works fine together?
You may have a little bit of setup to do but that will work just fine!

2. Is it possible to give some rights to a specific customer to change the DNS-Entrys for his domains?
Only if you make the user a reseller and allow DNS edit access in WHM

Users cannot edit DNS themselves but they can change the mail exchange
if you leave that feature enabled for users in Cpanel.

As an administrator, you do have a full DNS editor in WHM however!

As a side note, I do not recommend allowing users direct DNS editing access
as they can far too easily bring down your entire server or do other bad
things either deliberately or purely accidental. As Cpanel automatically sets
up the DNS for any added domain or subdomain, there is really no need to make any adjustments to DNS zones under "normal" conditions and the few exceptions now and then you can probably handle yourself as that would be a whole lot safer.

- Example:
The customer orders a package (with 1 Inklusivdomain):
Under this Package he wants to order some more domains.
4. Is it possible?
You can customize any specific feature limit independent of the package plan
and yes you can go in and increase the number of "addon" or "parked" domains for any single client without effecting everyone globally.
5.
Example:
A customer orders a package. Some time later he is intrested in having a shell-access. Is it possible to offer some upgrades for the packet?
Yes, of course (See last answer). For marketing these types of upgrades, I'd recommend looking into a 3rd party theme addon package called "RvSkins" which includes a fairly decent "upsale" system to market upgrades to customers from within their Cpanel control panels.

6.
Is it possible to edit the PHP-Preferences per customer or domain ?
Absolutely and there are different ways of doing that depending on
how your PHP is configured be it DSO (not recommended), phpSuExec (CGI), or SuPHP (DSO controlled CGI). I would be the definitive expert on the
subject and can setup really cool automatic custom PHP configs for
individual accounts or hosting plans that most probably wouldn't think
about being able to do. For that item, you probably want to talk to me
on the side and I can help you with that.

Now regarding the same question from Cpanel --- No, Cpanel does not
allow users to directly edit their PHP settings from the control panel but they may or may not have access elsewhere depending on what you setup.

7.
Does the Apache from Cpanel support mpm_prefork?
The Apache with Cpanel supports whatever you choose to compile!

Cpanel has a utility called EasyApache which is a menu driven system to
compile Apache any way you wish and with whatever options you like
and YES it does support mpm_prefork directly from the compile menu.

8.
Does the Apache from Cpanel use fcgi or fastcgi to execute scripts?
Same answer as last question. You can choose to compile this if you like.

I personally don't recommend that if you are running PHP as SuPHP as
it will actually slow down your PHP instead of accelerating it but it is
okay for general CGI use (Perl / Python scripts).

And the last Question:

9.
Have had anyone anytime integrated Maia to the CPanel?
The default mail server with Cpanel is Exim and works fine with Maia
although that would not be officially supported obviously as it is
a 3rd party customized add on outside the scope of Cpanel.

However, there shouldn't be any trouble and I have seen a few
server users with that added to their Cpanel configuration.