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What were you using before switching to Centminmod?

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by Jon Snow, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Active Member

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    Before you discovered and switched to Centminmod, what were you guys using? Just thought this topic would be interesting for the community to share what they used before using CMM.

    I had my main hobby site hosted at a Plesk VPS from Nimbus Hosting.
     
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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    My progression is pretty boring as sat on cPanel/WHM for ages until it prevented me trying new tech that was coming out - the bleeding edge tech etc. I've used literally 100s of web hosts over 18+ yrs in the game as for my paid work I do server optimisation consulting for clients and part of that work is evaluating and recommending optimal server hardware configurations and web hosting combinations based on the monitored and analysed web hosting requirements the clients have and their future growth requirements. Currently, I am using personally around 20+ web hosts. Some include BuyVM.net KVM Slices, RamNode, Linode, DigitalOcean, Backupsy.com, Vultr, Upcloud.com, RamsomIt.com.au, Binarylane.com.au, Dediserve.com, DatabaseByDesignLLC, SecureDragon.net, OVH, SoYouStart, VPSDime.com, TheSkySpace.com, HostUS.us, Packet.net etc.
    • 2000 - noob to linux. Never used linux or web hosting shared, vps or dedicated at all. Never self hosted web site but just purchased vBulletin 1.x license and needed web hosting and choose Rackspace managed hosting with Webmin
    • 2001-2011 - cPanel/WHM
    • 2011 - discovered Nginx and within 2 months found out about original Centmin which was a LEMP stack around Nginx. I started learning Nginx and learning shell scripting more and modifying and eventually forking to Centmin Mod after folks were interested in using Centmin Mod
    • 2011 to present - used cPanel/WHM, plain Apache, plain LiteSpeed/OpenLitespeed, Caddy, H20 and my predominant stack Centmin Mod - 99.999999% of all servers now use Centmin Mod with maybe 3-5x cPanel/WHM servers. If I calculated the cost saved using Centmin Mod as opposed to cPanel/WHM it would be around saving US$2,500/month or US$30,000 per year !
    Somewhere in between I had messed with Plesk for a clients control panel and it was the worse experience ever - trying to do one task meant jumping through several pages and pages to get done. It was a nightmare back then. They probably have improved since but that experience put me off.

    After developing and using Centmin Mod - it's even harder for me to use GUI based control panels as it still takes more pages or steps to complete certain tasks. For example if I need to create 30 web site domains and 30 MySQL databases, database users and passwords. Imagine how many steps it would take via a pure GUI based control panel. With Centmin Mod its just writing out to 2 files all domain names/ftp user/passwords and db name, db user, db pass and running 2 commands and if you need to throw in HTTP/2 HTTPS by default it's very easy just enabling LETSENCRYPT_DETECT='y'.
     
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  3. Jimmy

    Jimmy Premium Member Premium Member

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    cPanel here.

    I agree with @eva2000 it's hard to use a GUI now. Whenever I press a button in cPanel I have an uncomfortable feeling, like something is going to go wrong.
     
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  4. pamamolf

    pamamolf Well-Known Member

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    I was used most cpanel but i was test also direct admin and webmin :)
     
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  5. ArisC

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    CPanel, Plesk, VestaCP and Custom Nginx Setup with Mysql etc..

    Now sticked with CMM as there is not any alternative that can compete with CMM in any part!

    EDIT: Now I'm Playing with Docker(Kubernetes and Others) but it is hell of overhead(atleast for me).
     
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  6. Itworx4me

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    Cpanel before switching to centmin mod.
     
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  7. rc112

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  8. pamamolf

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    The interface looks clean and simple.....
    Do they offer an english version of it?

    Just curious as i will not go back to a control panel for many reasons......
     
  9. rc112

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    I just found it. aaPanel :)
     
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  10. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah LET had a thread about aaPanel might want to read aaPanel--the preferred panel for spammers everywhere

    Never used aaPanel myself, but if you're going with a free panel/lemp stack solution always go for one with full open source code publicly available for inspection. Centmin Mod's code is up on official Github repo for all to inspect GitHub - centminmod/centminmod: CentOS Shell menu based Nginx LEMP web stack auto installer (GPLv3 licensed) :)
     
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  11. JJC84

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    I tried a few easy whatever... ansible and manual configuration.
     
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  12. redbird

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