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From: Adam H. Pendleton (fmonkey_at_fmonkey.net)
Date: Thu 12 Dec 2002 - 14:41:18 GMT

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I'm curious...what kind of work have you done with Plesk and vserver?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sutton [mailto:mark_at_mailforme.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 05:24
> To: vserver_at_solucorp.qc.ca
> Subject: Re: [vserver] RedHat HOW-TOs
> Hi Rod,
> I couldn't find any reference to ths minimal install on the web, but maybe
> I'm just being thick ;P If you could give me a link then I will be happy
> to
> try it out and report on my experiences.
> I did this as an exercise since several of my customers have shown
> interest
> in me setting up VServers for them. I am currently expanding on that how-
> to
> in order to create a 'pick and mix' system for creating VServers for web
> hosting. The base install for the VServer therefore contains the very
> basic
> stuff needed to get a VServer up and running without having to use
> 'rpm --force --nodeps' ;) to build it, plus a few other bits and pieces
> that satisfy dependencies for other useful applications. I have already
> achieved this, but plan to optimise it over time.
> Next I took then main application requirements for a web hosting system
> (ie
> Sendmail/Procmail, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Postrgres and compiler subsystem
> etc
> and figured out which RPM's were required to get these up and running and
> what post install stuff needed to be done... I also worked out what the
> dependencies were for up2date to work properly, and currently have it
> running happily within the VServer environment.
> Next I am planning to improve on the up2date implementation so that it
> runs
> once on a reference VServer, and from which multiple VServers can be
> updated
> without having to have a RHN entitlement for each VServer. Finally I
> would
> like to tie it all together with some scripts to automate the build system
> for any RedHat version...
> I will keep expanding on my HOW-TOs, and plan to get all of this up on my
> site as time goes on...
> On the other side I am investigating various control panels (both
> commercial
> and free) with a view to having a fairly functional (RedHat-centric) web
> hosting system together in the next month or so. My programming skills
> are
> fairly non-existant but I am capable of knocking together the odd bash
> script here and there to automate stuff ;)
> I know not everyone uses VServer for web hosting purposes, but would be
> interested to hear what other peoples experiences have been in getting
> various control panels to work. So far I have managed to get Plesk and
> CPanel pretty much working, and plan to have a closer look at Linuxconf,
> even though it doesn't seem to be designed for web hosting (no
> reseller/end
> user modules as far as I can tell...).
> Is anyone else working on control panel functionality?
> Regards,
> Mark.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roderick A. Anderson" <raanders_at_acm.org>
> To: <vserver_at_solucorp.qc.ca>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 9:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [vserver] RedHat HOW-TOs
> > Very interesting. How does this minimal install compare to the
> > Linuxconf/newvserver minimal RDHL 7.3 install?
> >
> >
> > Rod
> > --
> > "Open Source Software - Sometimes you get more than you paid for..."
> >
> >

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