End User - What vps control panel would you prefer, how important it to you ?

Discussion in 'Hosting Talk & Reviews' started by trueman1, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. trueman1

    trueman1 New Member Verified Provider

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    Hi VPS Users,

    What vps control panel would you prefer, how important it to you ?

    i know that everybody like SolusVM control panel,

    would you order vps without solusvm control panel ?
     
  2. Nett

    Nett Article Submitter Verified Provider

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    I prefer some providers' own panels, BuyVM, Vultr and HostUS (and some other I'm not using) all have really nice custom panels.
     
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  3. telephone

    telephone New Member

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    If it has a fully functional client API, then yes! (All data available via the control panel is accessible via an API).
     
  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    If Solus isn't being used, something else has to be.  Panel-less offering would be meh.
     
  5. KuJoe

    KuJoe New Member Verified Provider

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    I'd prefer a VPS with a custom control panel over a VPS with SolusVM, if it's not custom then it doesn't matter to me what control panel they are running.
     
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  6. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

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    Yes, as long as some control panel is in place. Not going to order sans-control panel.

    I don't care, as long as it's not bad. (RIP Feathur)
     
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  7. trueman1

    trueman1 New Member Verified Provider

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    how about proxmox control panel ?
     
  8. Servers4You

    Servers4You Member Verified Provider

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    I like the OnApp control panel, that has tons of features that has tons of API features, other than that I love how SolusVM is built, again it is extremely popular.
     
  9. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I don't recall a provider using proxmox's own panel....  Think I've seen a few API wrap it though.  I suppose that can be done - using Proxmox itself....  Maybe one of the hardcore Proxmox users can speak up about it... I only use ProxMox in single customer mode (me with multiple containers I manage for myself).
     
  10. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    @trueman1, welcome to vpsboard.

    I'm unsure of anyone using Proxmox... The general consensus from past discussions seem to be that Proxmox is something most would be comfortable using in a closed dev environment but not in a public production environment. I've never used it so I can't comment on it in detail.

    But to answer your original questions:

    My favorite control panels are custom ones written and use from some providers here. @KuJoe hit it out of the park with his Wyvern control panel he uses for SecureDragon. It's just simple and works. @Francisco and @Aldryic at BuyVM did great things with their Stallion panel as well and it has more features. Both panels are excellent for different reasons.

    Of course. I already am. Most my providers do not use SolusVM.... I have containers with: Linode, DigitalOcean, BuyVM, SecureDragon, Backupsy and AnyNode and none of those are using SolusVM. In fact, I only have a couple providers that do use SolusVM. (RamNode and Hostigation)

    Though I don't really care what control panel is in use so long as the service is solid. All the providers that I use I use because they're solid providers with a good reputation. Even if there was no control panel offered and I had to ticket in for every single task that I am used to doing myself I'd still use those guys just because the service is good.

    Check out the visual comparison between some custom panels here:
     
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  11. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

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    We use proxmox for internal nodes and we really like it, but we don't use it for anything customer-facing. Customer-facing is all SolusVM, currently.
     
  12. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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    I'm much less likely these days to use a host who uses SolusVM (or Virtualizor)...my virtualization needs have changed over the years and panels like SolusVM just don't provide what I need.

    Current favorite virtualization control panels: Mirantis OpenStack interface (KVM), and ArubaCloud's VisualCloud (VMware).  Nephoscale's NephOS earns points in my book too for its CloudScript language.
     
  13. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    We use proxmox for our backend
     
  14. sv01

    sv01 Slow but sure

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    actually I don't care about design, as long these control panel work :D

    remember ramhost control panel? it just work.
     
  15. trueman1

    trueman1 New Member Verified Provider

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    Thank you all.
     
  16. lowesthost

    lowesthost Member Verified Provider

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    I don't think clients really care as long as it works :)

    I personally miss the old days of no panels
     
  17. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Back in the days when it was shell accounts that were sold :D