Dear users and staff,
For the past two/three weeks our company has been looking into possibilities to provide an High Availability Cluster with optional load balancing hosting solution. Even though we have good hardware (HP/Tyan) there is allways the chance that something will fail.
In my quest to finding a way to cluster CPanel systems into a High Availability system I came across Interworx. (Don’t know exactly how I found it between linux-ha, stealeye lifekeeper and redhat clustered suite ?)
Our first impression of the site was that it was pretty simple. But after a few clicks here and there I must say that it sounds good and promising.
Even so we still have our doubts about migrating from CPanel for some reasons. Maybe you users and staff can comment and help us out.
From a system admin point of view it would be wonderfull to have 1 central system to do all the work on. Also a high availability (soon to come) and load balanced system sounds like something that provides us with better sleep at night!
Still we have to think about our customers and their needs.
After asking a couple of customers what they liked and don’t like about our current CPanel servers we have some questions.
(note that we use a very customized skin for our servers, not the standard CPanel skin).
Here we go.
Is it possible to skin Interworx to give it a more “Icon Friendly” look? Our customers are primary marketing companies, webdevelopers and customers that like flashy icons and thingies. (we ourselfs don’t care if the button is blue, red or a link saying CLICK HERE!)
Are there such themes? Where can I see them? (We do not want to make anything ourselfs because we want to use our resources for other projects)
We don’t mind buying as long as they are customizable to our website feel and look.
I know you don’t support BIND DNS. We do however need a DNS system that can run on two separate servers. We currently have one server in the US (we are Dutch based) and use the CPanel DNS clustering system to cluster DNS on two servers. (US and NL). Is there a possibility to do this with Interworx?
We have created a script that creates a Fallback mailserver for our accounts. This is also on a US server to provide a little bit more relaiability if anything should happen to the network.
Can users edit their DNS records? (this is something lacking in CPanel and we can’t find someone that will create a solution for this.)
We want to have this like in DirectAdmin DNS Management.
How is SSL certificate installation handled by Interworx? CPanel offers an easy way to create to Generate SSL certificates and signing requests.
Is Interworx a complete install solution? Meaning we do not have to install ALL software (apache, mysql etc) first and then install the Control Panel on top of it? For example. Helm for Windows works on top of your Windows Install and doesn’t change files unless you tell it to. CPanel on the other hand installs EVERYTHING and can’t handle othe versions of MySQL or Apache very well. How about Interworx? Will I be able to “uninstall it”
Could you create a comparision matrix like this one?
Sorry for the long story and questions but we want to make sure that if we change we will have a long relationship with our new control panel! We have been using CPanel for almost 5 years now and are quite used to it but are allways open to new bright solutions!
Thanks in advance.
- Is Interworx perl or php based?