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Hi, so let me state my main goal.

I want to offer shared web hosting, the typical stuff you would find if you signed up for a shared hosting plan at godaddy (web, ftp, email,etc). I have 6 servers and would be adding more in the near future.

One option is to use cPanel which pretty much is used by all these shared hosting giants, however cpanel does not manage multiple servers, I have to install an instance of cpanel on each server, which is inconvenient. However it does provide a good end-user control panel.

Tonight I came across SolidCP, which boasts “multi-server”.

 

 

So my question is can I have the following setup using a single SolidCP installation.

Server #0 (SolidCP installation specifics)

Server #1  (web server, ftp, email, etc) => controlled by SolidCP

Server #2  (web server, ftp, email, etc) => controlled by SolidCP

Server #3 (web server, ftp, email, etc) => controlled by SolidCP

Server #5 (web server, ftp, email, etc) => controlled by SolidCP

 

Hosting accounts that are provisioned will be designated to one of the 5 web servers.  I hope that makes sense.

 

I understand SolidCP is currently only for windows, with linux coming soon, which fine, but is there a timeline for linux?

 

Do one-click installers like installatron work with solidcp?

If I opt to using SolidCP (although there doesn’t seem to be an alternative for multi-server), is there a downside to using windows vs linux?

Will users run into any issues running php applications? (wordpress, joomla, laravel)?

When linux support comes out, will I simply be able to add linux servers to the current environment? or will linux servers not work side by side with windows?

Also my last question, does SolidCP expose an API for majority of its features?

 

For example, I may want to implement a complete front-end separate from the control panel offered by SolidCP for users that only require the basics. I have already accomplished this, with other alternatives like Cpanel & plesk which expose an api to control pretty much every aspect of the control panel and user accounts.

 

Thank you for your time, and any answers that are provided! I’ve been on a 2 months journey for a solution that works, hopefully solidCp is it for me!  I hope you have an amazing day. If all goes well, i look forward to becoming a contributor!