CentOS web Panel - toasted and incomplete (title changed as ppl are being diverted from subject)
Lately I was thinking to switch to some free web panel for server solely used for my own websites. Recently I broke something and instead of restoring server backup, I decided to rebuild with CWP.
So, I went ahead, install was super easy, it was up and running in 10 minutes. Though it looks good at first but in short its all toasted, even though its webpanel but I had to mess with manual configuration files everywhere, be it apache vhost, postfix and no matter what, I can't get pecl work in it.
They don't even has proper setup for logs, if you want some troubleshooting on issues (as I had lots of them), they have not even separated error logs for users. It should be easy as adding a new line in vhost template.
And there is no ipv6 support , if you are coming with ipv6 sites, don't even touch it, I had so many ipv6 visitors not able find things even though they are were there.
And to make things worst, their forum is dead as hell and because these guys provide paid support, they intentionally don't provide support via forum.
And because its fairly new, there is not much help on the internet. They have added features those are broken, they have configuration sections those are nothing more than editing config files in simple text editor.
Now I am thinking that for personal site not to use webpanel at all, do it all CLI , this way you know what you have done .
No wonder they don't have contributors because they won't let community to thrive. So far looks good but don't expect anything more than basic hosting features. Have already given so many hours to it, feels like effort wasted..
In short, if they let their community to thrive then may be in coming 2-3 years, it can rock web based hosting panel but as of now.. not recommended for anything serious.