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cPanel on already set up webserver?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dbunder, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. dbunder

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    I currently run my own hosting servers running FreeBSD. All of the services have been compiled, installed, and configured by myself. I'd like to give cPanel a try, but unfortunately I can't figure out exactly what the cPanel install does to the system. Is there a centralized directory where *all* of cPanel is installed? Will it conflict with anything already installed on the system? I can't garner anything from the install shell script.

    Also, does it support qmail?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Cpanel, once installed, becomes part of the OS in some ways. It puts files in a variety of places and uses some of it's own versions of some functions.

    Generally, once cpanel is installed, to remove it properly and completely, requires an OS reinstall.
     
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    wow. a bit intrusive, if you ask me. explains why freebsd doesn't have it in the ports collection.

    talking to a friend right now to see if he has a spare server i can have fun with. :D i'd really like to see how well cpanel would work with the sort of setup that i prefer. if it does, i see no reason of doing things the hard way anymore.
     
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    Cpanel is a nice admin and end user interface system, with lots of bells and whistles, and easy to get the hang of. It's main drawback compared to some others is, due to all the bells and whistles, there are occassional bugs involved, but most of them are fixed quickly.

    You'll find a lot of complaint threads here, but compared to the number of users, it's a low percentage. Most of us have no complaints. I've only had 1 serious problem in the 2 years I've been using it.
     
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