Feathur's (Open Source Virtualization Control Panel) New Design & Improvements
I felt like posting about some if the new features and the new design we have implemented into Feathur lately. Before I begin I'd like to clear up a few misunderstandings within the community about what Feathur is...
Quick FAQ / About
Q: What is Feathur?
A: Feathur is an open source VPS control panel for providers and enthusiasts.
Q: Is Feathur free or do I have to pay for it?
A. Feathur is 100% free. You are under no obligation to pay for it in any way. You can choose to contribute to our project by purchasing a support license. The support license allows you to submit support tickets to our help desk and get one-on-one assistance in troubleshooting Feathur. You can use Feathur on as many servers as you like for free without ever needing to buy a support license.
Q: Why is Feathur free? Why did you release Feathur? Couldn't you have made money from it instead?
A. Feathur is free because simply put I love the community and felt like the community deserved a free control panel. I could have easily slapped a sticker on it and sold it, but I wanted it to be released for the benefit of all. When I started developing Feathur there were literally two major panels on the market (one of which was being abandoned and the other had a security exploit almost every week or so it felt) and I felt the community deserved a open source panel that was easy to use, clean and friendly.
Q: Why would anyone pay for a support license?
A. The majority of the people that do have a license have one because they want to support Feathur's development. Believe it or not it does cost money to develop a project like this and it takes a good bit of time and patience as well. I will never personally make any money on Feathur. If Feathur ever became really large I'd hire a full time programmer (or several) and consider other tools I could release for the community. Feathur is a labor of love for me and those supporting it.
Q: What virtualizations does Feathur support?
A: Currently OpenVZ and KVM, however it is designed in such a way that it should be fairly easy to add another virtualization type.
We've been working on a new design for a while and today we pushed it onto the Testing repo. It's possible there are some minor bugs, but overall it's been pretty well tested. The old design is still available for those admins who preferred it. Anyway on to the screenshots...
Hopefully some of you like it, but feel free to give me any feedback you have.
Old screenshots for those of you who want to know what it looked like before: http://feathur.com/screenshots.php
Github Link: https://github.com/BlueVM/Feathur/tree/Testing
I would greatly appreciate it if we could keep the thread on topic. Anything outside the topic feel free to PM me about.