i'm not that guru yet on the linux prompt. So an image with a free CP like ISPconfig or Kloxo etc would be great...
Also have a look at openpanel / N2stats
Add Virtualmin/Webmin as a 1 click App
Cloudways is one such control panel that you can use to host websites on DigitalOcean. It is particularly useful for people who do not have server side knowledge and looking for pre-optimized and managed hosting servers.
Cloudways and DigitalOcean have been partners since past year (2014) and we have 1000s of our clients using DO and are happy.
(I hope it is okay to share it here, if I am breaking any rules then I'll delete it)
It'd be nice if one could purchase DirectAdmin license keys. i.e. if DO was a DA reseller.
I’m going to merge this idea with the existing request for a droplet with a control panel pre-installed in order to consolidate vote. But I just wanted to point you to this tutorial that should help you get up and running with SFTP:
If you’re still running into problems feel free to ask a question over on our community site:
We'd love to see our panel, ServerPilot, considered for this.
ServerPilot has a free plan which already has a lot of happy DigitalOcean users. Installation is extremely easy (a single installer command that takes a minute to complete). The free plan secures servers and makes it super simple to deploy multiple PHP websites on a server.
We built ServerPilot specifically for developers using cloud servers to run WordPress and PHP sites.
I hope ISPconfig will be default.
That's disapointing that was the only thing holding me back from using digital ocean. I have been unsuccessful at installing ANY control panel and getting it to work :/
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Rather than complicating things for DO, I think the better solution is for control panels to make super simple installers like ServerPilot does.
This is now available here: https://www.whmcs.com/appstore/1722/Digital-Ocean---Reseller-Module.html
Deploying your own control panel is not that difficult. Many have installation scripts or well-documented, detailed instructions that can easily be found via Google. Beware, though. Control Panels can be like crack, in that while their aim is to be helpful by simplifying things, they also add layers of complexity that makes you wonder why someone didn't take the time to learn how to accomplish a task via the command line.
If you're intent is to deploy a control panel in reselling hosting to non-techie consumers, that's prob. the only scenario under which you should utilize a control panel.
+1 , This will be great
+3 Would be extremely important, would increase their sales, and their resellers.
This is the BIGGEST problem I have with running my VPS. I can't seem to get it all right without some setting being wrong.
Ispconfig was waaaaay to complicated for me to setup. I tried virtualmin but was unable to install it. Tried the control panel from the softaculous people, but couldn't get wordpress to install plugins.. always some little setting that I have no idea how to fix.
It's not cost effective to have an unmanaged vps with cpanel - I might as well pay a few more dollars for hosted vps.
Some sort of working control panel would be awesome.. otherwise the droplets are useless.
CPanel would be rather costly, and cannot be distributed in ready-made images unless they can be billed at a price that would include the CPanel license. In the future, however, it should be possible to create and export images that have Ispconfig3, ZPanel, Virtualmin, Kloxo or another free/open source control panel included. These images could then be shared with other users or exported to other VPS's anywhere, if I understand the planned features correctly.
Indeed, being able to manage droplets via WHMcs, allowing our clients to order them directly through our client area would be great.
This will be great. As us your customers can reseller your Droplets :)
I don't think this is a valid option for a VPS host. However, I seem to recall a planned feature about "ready-to-go" images, maybe that should include typical "web host with cpanel"-type of images.
We will be updating the underlying structure for how images are handled next week in the backend and then we'll be ready to begin beta testing and see how many customers want to make their images public.
The concern we have is people taking advantage of sharing the images and perhaps them installing something on the servers that should not be there.
So we are trying to figure out what kind of reputation system we should in place to prevent that.
If you have any suggestions for that we'd love to hear them.
I take it the sharing of images got postponed. Do you have any ETA? :)
I'm glad you got it installed and past the hurdles.
We are going to be allowing users to share the images that they build with others so other users can benefit from your hardwork.
And we'll be providing stats on how many other virtual servers have been deployed from a particular image.
This feature will be released in late September.
Haha I just finished installing ISPConfig 3 and all its nice-to-haves on my Centos 6.3 x64 droplet (phew).
I immediately created an image for it when I was done as I'm NOT looking forward to go through all that again if I ever have to reroll a droplet. Would be nice to have them come as defaults for everyone else.
Though, I must say, that whole 48 hour installation and troubleshooting session made me more familiar with linux. I was and am still a linux noob, but at least now I have a better understanding of what fits into where....and I guess it's all part of the groove. :)
I think that'd be very handy...
I would want a free panel too.
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