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Cpanel For OS X

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ckizer, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. ckizer

    ckizer Well-Known Member

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    I see you are porting cpanel to all these different platforms. But why not Mac OS X? It's virtual the same as freebsd and would be much easier than a windows port. It's also quite a bit more stable and Apple's rack mounted hardware rocks.

    From a business standpoint you would also rake in the money because you would be virtually the only control panel solution for hosting on Mac OS X. I know of many many companies (especially in the valley) that would kill for this. I'm sure I can negotiate Apple donating hardware for you to program on and use. Trust me Apple/ the unix community would love cpanel and mac os x.:p :p
     
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    Looks like the cpanel faerie has granted your wish, if you look on the main page, its now listed :)

    I LOVE CPANEL!!!!
     
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    ckizer Well-Known Member

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    OH HELL THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!
     
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    2003 OS X Port! Panther!

    Any ETA for the Mac OS X Port of Cpanel?

    No web host control panel vender has yet to come onboard!!!

    Hardware and OS waiting for such a solution!

    =) Just excisited

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number:
     
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    Hello,

    I would just like to commend cPanel and all who are associated with porting this versatile software over to the OSX/Darwin platform. It will be a key asset to my new hosting solutions company.

    The lastest version of OS X (v10.3) is built from FreeBSD 5.5 and Mach 3.0.

    I was just checking back here again to see how cPanel was looking and I was amazed and delighted to see your 93% complete with a port to the Apple Community.

    Can't thank you all enough!!
     
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    Re:

    Is it available for dl'ing already? Beta testing?
     
  7. EndersCorner

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    I've been asking around and I hear that the 93% status for the OS X port has been up since May '03....is that true? If so, it would appear it has taken a long time to work out that last seven percent. I would also like to know what the remaining factors are.

    Also, side q for anyone who reads this - Is the license required for installation or production use? As I would like to make sure all works well before I actually purchase my liscense.

    Thanks a bunch cPanel n' all.
     
  8. SpyGuy007

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    Yes, I am still incredibly interested in cPanel for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. We just migrated from Linux to Mac OS X Server and I will definitely renew my cPanel license if OS X compatibility is added.
     
  9. tAzMaNiAc

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    WHy don't you guys simply..... ask them over the phone?
    EMail? Support Ticket? :)

    Brenden
     
  10. SpyGuy007

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    I sent them a ticket, and it got a short and simple response:

    "cPanel for OS X is still in development and we have no release date at this time."

    EDIT: And no, the "global" installer for cPanel does not run on Mac OS X.
     
  11. larrynewman

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    Mac OS X

    I too would love to run cpanel on Mac OS X. Cpanel is obviously just dreamware in terms of running on Mac OS X. Doesn't give me much faith in cpanel when the status has been at 93% for who knows how many years. Sure hurts their credibility with me when they can't even update their home page to show an ounce of credibility.

    I am a current Ensim user and was looking at moving my Linux box to cpanel, but seeing their (lack of) progress with a stated release of a Mac OS X version, makes me think they don't have their act together. So...probably won't convert my Linux box to cpanel.

    Now that I have chastised cpanel for lack of progress on Mac OS X, let me encourage that effort. Look at the $$$$ side of things. OS X is the largest distribution of Unix in the world and many people would LOVE to run their hosting business on Xserves (I have two). I would think this would be a major source of NEW revenue to cpanel.

    Regards,

    Larry
     
  12. tAzMaNiAc

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    It's sad you equate the fact that they don't have OSX cPanel with not moving your 'Linux' box to cPanel and that they don't have their act together.

    They definitely have their act together if they have been improving the system in every area ever since. I ACTUALLY prefer them to concentrate on the systems they do best.

    MacOSX for cPanel would be a money loser -- there aren't as many OSX servers out there as you think that are being used for just hosting. The vast majority run on LInux/FreeBSD. ANd that is where cPanel gets their money.

    If you lined up with 1000 MacOSX server users ready to pay maybe cPanel would take notice and finish it. Maybe they were in the process and then found out there would be no demand.

    Brenden
     
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    OSX support is an employee side project that has been worked on in people's spare time. Our primary goal is to always improve service for our current customers, which means we focus most of our time on currently supported operating systems. When OSX support achives a quality level good enough for a public release, it will be sent out. However, since its status is still a side project and is getting very little internal support, it will probably be a while. Windows support fell under the same status until last year, where the product showed enough promise to warrent a team of people assigned to it. Since then, the windows group has produced very promising results, and a number of fully functional internal betas which will lead to a release in the near future. OSX will eventually reach that point, however devoting our primary resources to an operating system for which we recieve so little demand for would be irresonsible of us, and unfair to our current customers.
     
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    Well, you can't help but realize people who own high end servers that run OS X will be unhappy with the slow development...whatever the reasons may be. The reason you don't see many OS X hosting servers and companies is BECAUSE cpanel and others are behind in advancing their control panel into this untapped market.

    I would imagine there is a whole host of Darwin programmers available for hire into the fold of cPanel to boost their staff's progress, seeing as Apple is pushing for OpenSource in many aspects of their operating system. Finding a hardworking and trustworthy group of people can't be as hard as it may seem.

    The vast majority run on Linux/FreeBSD ... but things change. Things change when new markets open up, when products advance. Change is inevitable - change is good.

    OS X servers are some of the most secure I have ever worked with in my experience of server administration - an awesome platform for cPanel to be sure.

    I realize there must be reasons for the slow delivery and I'm not concerned about what they are to be frank. It isn't my business to know why. All I know is that cPanel won't have my business until they make the jump - and when they do, I will be among the first lay down the green.
     
  15. jcws649

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    Who cares, You are the only who is going to loose money, because people look for cPanel and Linux 98% of the times if not 99%. Im sure cPanel Staff Members are working hard to keep their clients happy. Im very happy with cPanel/WHM the best out there. :D

    Sorry to say this but OS X Sux! :eek:
     
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    Have you ever actually used OSX? On what basis are you saying it sucks? It sucks compared to what?
     
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