The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cpanel+? complete hosting?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eperdeme, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. eperdeme

    eperdeme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    Hello, I have been looking at cpanel and it seems nice but I have a check list of what I NEED for the webhosting box.
    Some of these proberly can be answered by CPANEL demo, but it is down some days now.

    1)Does Cpanel come with any template Account signup pages?
    2)Can it/Does it manage the accounts once created and check when they expire? Auto suspend an account when no funds recieved?
    3) Billing....does it do any of it? Am I gona need whmautopilot for 95% automation?
    4) How many users/con current connections will I get on my primary box...specs
    2x Intel Xeon 3.06GHz/1MB 533Mhz FSB (Duel) Processor
    4x 4GB 266MHz ECC DDR Memory (4x1GB)
    1x PERC 4/DI onboard RAID Card
    2x 146GB SCSI Ultra320 (10,000rpm) 1in 80 pin Hard Drive
    1x 73GB SCSI Ultra320 (10,000rpm) 1in 80 pin Hard Drive
    1x PCI Riser Card with 2x64bit/133MHz PCI-X slots
    1x Dual channel integrated LSI 1030 Ultra320 SCSI controller
    Freebsd 4.8/5.1

    Basic outline is I wana setup the webhosting company then monitor it constantly but with as little effort as possible, not checking whos payed me who aint, getting 7am phone calls "Sir some client on your box has x xx x x use 4Tb of transfer". Thx :)
     
  2. mcstoner

    mcstoner Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    1)Does Cpanel come with any template Account signup
    pages?

    Not to my knowledge, but there are plenty of scripts around.

    2)Can it/Does it manage the accounts once created and check when they expire? Auto suspend an account when no funds recieved?

    Cpanel itself is not a billing system, therefore this would not really be appropriate.

    3) Billing....does it do any of it? Am I gona need whmautopilot for 95% automation?

    I would recommend you look at a billing software, we use ModernBill, which will integrate with cpanel/whm

    4) How many users/con current connections will I get on my primary box...specs
    2x Intel Xeon 3.06GHz/1MB 533Mhz FSB (Duel) Processor
    4x 4GB 266MHz ECC DDR Memory (4x1GB)
    1x PERC 4/DI onboard RAID Card
    2x 146GB SCSI Ultra320 (10,000rpm) 1in 80 pin Hard Drive
    1x 73GB SCSI Ultra320 (10,000rpm) 1in 80 pin Hard Drive
    1x PCI Riser Card with 2x64bit/133MHz PCI-X slots
    1x Dual channel integrated LSI 1030 Ultra320 SCSI controller
    Freebsd 4.8/5.1

    It is really going to depend on the amount of traffic these sites are going to generate, porn site=less users, slower responses, etc. Simple text sites, few hundred at a time no problem.

    Basic outline is I wana setup the webhosting company then monitor it constantly but with as little effort as possible, not checking whos payed me who aint, getting 7am phone calls "Sir some client on your box has x xx x x use 4Tb of transfer". Thx :)

    Cpanel/Whm is a server management tool, not a complete solution, you are still going to need some additional tools to make the whole thing work, and if you want to setup a webhosting with little or no effort, well all I can say is Good Luck, there are thousands of them out there to choose from, why would they choose you?
     
  3. stftk14

    stftk14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    holy crap that is one hell of a server you have.

    lets see, that must of been 4000+ $?

    cpus - 1000$
    Mobo - 600$
    Hard drives - 1500$
    SCSI Controller - 200$
    RAM - 800$

    plus costs of box and cables and all that good stuff, all i can say is, wow... you have one big budget
     
  4. eperdeme

    eperdeme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    aye

    Yeh think we payed about $8,402 due to the large amount of SCSI and ecc ram, also it all fits into 1U :)
     
  5. sky

    sky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    like one of them said .... cpanel is not a complete solution.

    get a sysadmin :)
     
  6. tvcnet

    tvcnet Well-Known Member
    PartnerNOC

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    San Diego
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    Just my 2 cents (been there done that).
    Sad part is for that $10k investment you could have hosted hundreds of virtual server accounts through my service or most of the other established service providers for an entire year, and made a nice 50-200% profit for your investment.

    You would not have had to hire a staff to watch the server 24/7, or do anything for that matter, except collect money from your marketing efforts, and sip tea at the local café... instead of slaving at your computer all day (like I do).

    You haven't even started to sum up all the bandwidth fees your NOC charges per months... Oh man, at that rate it will be quite a long time before you even break even. Buying into a long standing, known for awesome customer service program, is the real way to make money in the business. Of course finding the awesome host is the hard part.

    Too many of us shooting ourselves in the foot, unnecessarily undercharging our services to get that extra customer for less money and more work if you ask me.



    In answer to your question, since you've already blown your wad, try out Modernbill to handle the billing, provisioning and basic customer service side.

    Best Wishes,
    Jim
    TVCNet.com
     
Loading...

Share This Page