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Feathur Launch (VPS Control Panel => 0.6.0.1 => Free For Private Use)

BlueVMBlueVM Member
edited November 2013 in General

Alright so today we're launching Feathur (beta). As part of this launch we're opening up the GitHub and we're releasing our panel to the public. I'll start off with a quick Q & A, branch off into where to obtain a copy and then cover the future of Feathur.

Basic Description: Feathur is a VPS control panel based on PHP. Typical Feathur installers create a linux based nginx, php and mysql system (LEMP) with a built in PHPMyAdmin and control VPS via SSH connections. Feathur is designed to have global administrators and individual users. Each administrator can control all of the VPS in the system. Each user can control any VPS assigned to them by an administrator.

Q: What virtualizations does Feathur support?

A: Feathur currently supports OpenVZ and KVM.

Q: What does Feathur cost?

A: Feathur is FREE for private use. If you'd like to use Feathur commercially (EG: sell VPS) we offer licenses at $3.50 per server per month. There are no upfront fees or additional costs, just $3.50 per server per month. You can install and test out Feathur without purchasing a license.

Q: If I need support where can I find it?

A: We offer unpaid voluntary support via:

- Our Forums (http://forum.feathur.com)

- Our IRC Channel (irc.obsidianirc.net #feathur)

We offer paid support for those who have a license via ticket on our site. (http://feathur.com)

Q: Is the code viewable/editable?

A: Yes our code is viewable via: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur

If you want to contribute you're more than welcome to. If you want to modify Feathur to better suit your needs you're welcome to.

Q: What license is Feathur released under?

A: We had to write our own custom license. It's viewable at: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur/blob/develop/License.v1.txt

We aren't lawyers, we aren't pretending to be... if you have a suggested change to it let us know.

Q: What prevents me from stealing Feathur's code and using it in another panel?

A: In reality: nothing, but we'd greatly appreciate it if you didn't. Technically our license prevents you from stealing our code to resell it, but at the same time we hope you're a nice person and choose to pay for our code.

Q: Has Feathur's code been externally audited?

A: Yes, we've had it externally audited by a team of 4 separate individuals and most notably Vlad from Safe or Not.

Q: Does Feathur have any bugs?

A: Yes, it has a few known bugs, but most software does. We feel confident that Feathur is ready for day-to-day use without the need for outside support.

Q: I've found a bug, where do I report it?

A: Either on our forums or better yet here on our github.

Q: Is there a SolusVM converter? Is there a WHMCS module?

A: Yes to both questions.

Q: Does Feathur support rDNS? TUN/TAP? PPP? IP Tables?

A: Yes to all of these...

Q: I like your project, how can I support it?

A: If you can afford it consider purchasing a license of Feathur (it's $3.50 a month). We've spent a large amount of our own time and money (yes it costs money to have people audit Feathur and to pay for the design, etc... a lot infact). If you can't afford to donate, encourage your hosting provider to switch, contribute to our code, or just link to our site on your blog/twitter. All of the support is greatly appreciated.

Q: If you're charging commercial providers for Feathur, why are you asking for support from the community?

A: When we decided on a price for Feathur we could have gone with the industry standard, but instead we decided to release it with as little cost to the end user as possible (free/$3.50 if you're a provider). We did this so that the community could benefit from the project and the project would take in enough money to help pay for itself. We'll likely never make money on Feathur, but we'd appreciate recognition for our contribution to the community.


How to obtain a copy:

We've prepared several setup guides which are available on our wiki (click here).

Installers include:

Debian 6 Master

CentOS 6 Master

CentOS 6 OpenVZ Slave

CentOS 6 KVM Slave

Ubuntu 10.04 - 14.04 KVM Slave

You can choose to install the master and the slave on the same physical machine if you don't have a separate VPS/server to run Feathur's master server on. (Who here doesn't have a VPS sitting around idling?)


What's in the Future of Feathur?

We will be releasing updates at least every 2 weeks with new features, bug patches, etc... We will likely release patches and updates every few days and thanks to our update system they'll automatically be downloaded from our gthub within 15 minutes after we make them.

We plan on supporting backups, xen, virtual box, lxc and tons of smaller features. We'll be releasing an update which will allow users to download/upload backups of their own VPS as well as the ability for users to upload their own KVM ISOs (based on administrator preference).

We also have a new design in the works: http://prntscr.com/22g1ns


Important Links

Our Site: http://feathur.com

Github: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur

Wiki: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur/wiki

Bug Report: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur/issues

Forum: http://forum.feathur.com

License Checker: http://check.feathur.com

Questions, comments, thanks, etc... let us know :)

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  • Awesome stuff! +1 :)

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  • +1 Great work BlueVM!

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  • great!!

    Sorry for my bad English

  • Nice project, love the design and user interface.

  • I might throw this up and give it a test, thanks for a cheap alternative!

  • DalCompDalComp Member
    edited November 2013

    So issues with my server installs since yesterday perhaps a sign to wait for Feathur.
    Will try it right now! :D

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  • Thanks for the great work :)

    I will try it tonight, hope can learn to use it.

  • I'm impressed.

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  • @Zen - I could understand holding off for a bit to make sure it will work well in the long run, but long term I certainly would hope people take the better road.

    There's a WHMCS module and a SolusVM converter, so it's not exactly hard to convert.

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  • Wow! Great work!

  • dhamaniasaddhamaniasad Member
    edited November 2013

    Finally! Awesome! I've been waiting for this for a long while! :D

    Although "We'll be charging $3.50 per server if you're a commercial entity with more than 5 servers just to help keep the lights on, pay for security audits, etc..." Are you charging for single licenses as well?

  • @dhamaniasad - You can order any number of licenses (1 - 1000). Providers with less than 5 servers can choose to not purchase a license, but their hostname will come up without a license on our checker until they purchase at least one license.

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  • @BlueVM said:
    dhamaniasad - You can order any number of licenses (1 - 1000). Providers with less than 5 servers can choose to not purchase a license, but their hostname will come up without a license on our checker until they purchase at least one license.

    I purchased a license anyways, as I like feathur a lot more than virtualizor or solusvm, and would gladly pay for feathur! :) Its cheaper and better! Anyways, please tell me I was the first person to order a license! :P

  • @dhamaniasad - We had a few providers pre-purchase a license from us, but they have yet to give me an IP to use... so yes you're the first actual license :)

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Congrats on your launch.

    Jon Biloh
  • @jbiloh - Thank you :)

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  • @BlueVM said:
    dhamaniasad - We had a few providers pre-purchase a license from us, but they have yet to give me an IP to use... so yes you're the first actual license :)

    And I am so glad to hear that :)

  • RaymiiRaymii Member
    edited November 2013

    What happens if I install Feathur locally on a network segment not connected to the internet? Will it work then when it cannot contact its master/license server? And what if I then install more than 5? And whats up with the Lorum Ipsum on the frontpage?

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  • @Raymii - It will work... Feathur doesn't require a connection to the internet. It would display a small message admin side (tiny link near the top)... There's currently no measurement check to make sure you're below 5 servers and I don't intend to add one, I'd prefer if people are honest and just pay for the licenses.

    As for the Lorum Ipsum, I likely didn't update it like I should have. I'll do that nowish...

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  • Nice work! Will have a try once I got time :)

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  • cfgguycfgguy Member, Provider

    +1 and will try for sure soon

    KGR

  • @awson - It's our license checker. Obviously anyone with a small amount of PHP knowledge could disable it, etc... It's our way of saying "please leave this alone".

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  • +1 nice project ,

  • Looks great! How much of an impact would this have on a system I have other stuff already installed? (Media server, Apache, Mysql, etc)? Is it only possible/safe to install on a fresh builds?

    My server is setup with DHCP to the ISP. When I install a new VM, will it be able to grab an additional DHCP from my ISP?

  • @doughnet - It's possible, but not recommended. I'd recommend you install feathur manually into your existing LAMP server. It's fairly easy.

    I have no idea on the DHCP, I've never seen a DHCP openvz config. It'd be easier with KVM probably...

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  • doughnetdoughnet Member
    edited November 2013

    @BlueVM said:
    doughnet - It's possible, but not recommended. I'd recommend you install feathur manually into your existing LAMP server. It's fairly easy.

    I have no idea on the DHCP, I've never seen a DHCP openvz config. It'd be easier with KVM probably...

    Thank you for getting back to me. I'll test this out then on a fresh install. My server is run @ my friend's place and his ISP gives out free IPs via DHCP, so plug a new system/device into his ethernet port @ his house and it gets a new WAN IP#. Curious how this would work within the a VM, if building a new VM would create a new WAN IP#. IP# are refreshed via he ISP every year (so it's almost static pretty much).

  • I'm not sure if this is already asked somewhere. Is ipv6 supported?

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  • @taronyu said:
    I'm not sure if this is already asked somewhere. Is ipv6 supported?

    Looked in the features, it's not yet supported, but top of the list.

  • Wonder what will happen if I install it on top of a server with HyperVM. Will it recognize my already existing Open vz VPSes?

  • RalliasRallias Member, Provider

    @Drukpa said:
    Wonder what will happen if I install it on top of a server with HyperVM. Will it recognize my already existing Open vz VPSes?

    Technically, there's two problems with installing "on top of" HyperVM. One is some of the language used is VZ-RHEL-6 specific. Two is that HyperVM has a tendency to massacre shit.

  • Rallias said: Two is that HyperVM has a tendency to massacre shit.

    Second that...

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  • Looks nice! I just asked for an OS Reload since I had a server just sitting there. Can't wait to install and try it out.

  • why don,t supports xen

  • RalliasRallias Member, Provider

    @jone said:
    why don,t supports xen

    Because the module is only 20% complete.

  • jonejone Member
    edited November 2013

    @Rallias said:
    Because the module is only 20% complete.

    It's not over yet?

  • RalliasRallias Member, Provider

    @jone said:
    It's not over yet?

    I think your translator is broken. Is the word you're looking for "done" or "finished"? If so, correct. It's not finished yet. I'm actively working on it right now though.

  • Cheeeeeeeeers!! +1

  • if convert from solusvm to feathur, how about account in whmcs?

  • Very nice! It's good to finally see some actual competition to SolusVM. And free for private use: you guys simply rock! There's no other way to put it!

    Question (out of curiosity): how do you enforce your paid licensing model?

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  • Documentation says it supports whmcs.

  • Simply said its might will rock on the business future..

  • Thank you

  • I didn't hear about Virtualizor converter. Thx for a good job Mr Blue

  • edited November 2013

    I've created two droplet from DO, 1 using Debian6 64bit as Master, 1 using Centos6 64bit as Slave.

    I've installed the master and slave, and get the rsa key. But when I entered it to the Master at Add server, it just went error, showing a white page with some error adding server notification.

    Is this can't be installed in a KVM from DO or there's a bug in Github?

  • @ErawanArifNugroho said:
    I've created two droplet from DO, 1 using Debian6 64bit as Master, 1 using Centos6 64bit as Slave.

    I've installed the master and slave, and get the rsa key. But when I entered it to the Master at Add server, it just went error, showing a white page with some error adding server notification.

    Is this can't be installed in a KVM from DO or there's a bug in Github?

    I get the same problem on my hardware node. Do you get an error related to mysql? I've opened a ticket, awaiting a solution to the problem.

  • I don't think you can change kernel on DO droplet, so you cant run openvz on it.

  • Great news! Definitely buy a license if I ever consider selling vps!

    Btw, Please put a paypal donate button on your site, so that, persons using 1 or 2 private servers can make some donation.

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  • @5n1p said:
    I don't think you can change kernel on DO droplet, so you cant run openvz on it.

    Not sure if this works however.

  • @dhamaniasad said:
    I get the same problem on my hardware node. Do you get an error related to mysql? I've opened a ticket, awaiting a solution to the problem.

    Yes, the same problem with MySQL :)

    maybe I just need to test it with another KVM provider which supporting changing kernel like iwStack, but maybe just latter. Got many things to do now :|

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