Why do some people think Virtualizor is better than SolusVM? Sorry to open this can of worms again.
This was the year I was going to make the switch. I installed Virtualizor onto my SolusVM master and on one of my OpenVZ 6 nodes (yea I know, that is besides the point) and imported that nodes Solus settings for testing.
I immediately ran into at least 2 deal breakers. First of all, there does not appear to be any serial console that works. I only see a java console which doesn't work on most if not all browsers anymore. Secondly, I cannot get callback to work with WHMCS. I am quite sure I have it all configured correctly but callback refuses to work. I can only get it to work once in awhile and only when I make changes directly on the Virtualizor CP. It never works when I make changes on WHMCS.
The other thing is the support. I opened tickets for the above problems and each time they did not respond to the problem correctly. Saying there is no VNC for OpenVZ (which was not my question). On the callback issue they thought I was saying the settings were not changing. I specifically said the settings were changing. It was only the callback of those setting changes that was not working. So my first impression of their support is not good.
Please tell me what is so great about Virtualizor compared to Solus? I cannot make a case for making the switch based on my initial impression. The apparent lack of a functioning serial console for OVZ 6 (and maybe 7?) is a definite deal breaker. We need callback to WHMCS working as well. Who knows what other bugs we will run into.
I plan to also test KVM since that is what most of our nodes will be moving forward. Solus KVM features/functionality are not great and I have heard Virtualizor does a better job there. But so far my impression with Virtualizor OVZ functionality is a total dud. We will have to stay on Solus for OVZ 6 and probably for OVZ7 as well.
I also had another look at Proxmox but it's just not designed for a hosting business and there is no decent WHMCS module. I know about the ModulesGarden module. If it's anything like their other stuff it's junk. We would probably code our own if we were to use ProxMox which we probably won't
I don't care about maybe 80% of the extra bells and whistles that Virtualizor has compared to Solus. I just want something that works.