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cPanel with KVM

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  1. AnatolyUnix

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    I am interested how working cPanel with KVM.
    I need to create a VPS/VDS hosting service based on the KVM.
    And I look in the direction of cPanel for hosting management.
    cPanel can do this?
    If yes, how it working?
    Where can I read documentation about this?
    Is this a standard license?


    Thanks!
     
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    Hello,

    cPanel on a KVM + QEMU VM can work just like on any other virtualized platform! I have been running a cPanel server on my KVM + QEMU + libvirt server fine for the past few weeks. All it was needed to create a new VM with a dedicated IP ( make sure to create the VM with virtio for better performance ).

    Perhaps you can create a test VM and install cPanel on it; check stuffs on it then.

    Unfortunately I cannot direct you to a documentation reg. cPanel + KVM. But its pretty straight forward; you can make things work like just on a Xen or openVZ server!

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    Thank you for your fast response.

    Do I understand that cPanel can not manage a virtual machines?
    The fact that cPanel can run inside a virtual machine, I understand.
     
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    I'm wondering can cPanel manage a virtual machines?
     
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    Hello,

    Yup, cPanel isn't what managing your Virtual platform. What it uses is the OS on your VM ( just like on any other server ); it provide web interface cPanel + WHM etc and wonderful command line tools ( which you can run if you connect to your VM via SSH )for managing your accounts, software and all other stuffs associated with your hosting. It doesn't directly involve or manage your virtualization technology AFAIK :)

    cPanel does provide support for KVM Virtualization; check here as well http://www.cpanel.net/products/cpanelwhm/system-requirements.html

    FYI - I am using CentOS 6; didn't check with older versions!

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    So I need to:
    Install a cPanel on my Virtual platform, standalone server or VM for manage DNS, Mail, etc. (for transfer of functions to customers)
    And install a cPanel into VM if it need for customers.


    P.S. I understand how this is do from the command line. But I do not understand how this relates to cPanel for clients.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Hello,

    You don't have to install cPanel on the HardWare node; you just needs to configure KVM + QEMU over there. The cPanel installation should be done on newly created VMs. Assign each VM to your clients for their hosting purposes! Your clients don't need any access to the HardWare node; they need access to their VM only where we need to install cPanel for them.

    It's just like cPanel installation on any other virtual platform like Xen. You create VMs on a xen server and install cPanel on them. here the only difference is we use KVM instead of Xen.

    Hope this is clear now!

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    Yup, thanks! :)
     
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