Looking for a few Control Panel beta-testers

August 16, 2003 8:16 pm

I’m looking for about 5 existing members who are willing to test out a new control panel system that I’ve been preparing as an offering from Linode.com. It’s called DirectAdmin

[b]DirectAdmin[/b]
http://www.directadmin.com/.

Not to turn this into a marketing blurb or anything, but — this thing is really nice! It’s fast and has a great feature set. Domain and DNS management, resellers, other admins, SSL certificate support, total resellers ability, built-in pop before smtp, php, etc, etc..

Check out the features here:
http://www.directadmin.com/features.html

Here’s the online demo:
http://www.directadmin.com/demo.html

It also comes with all the instructions online:
http://www.site-helper.com
http://reseller.site-helper.com/
http://admin.site-helper.com/

I’m very impressed with this product and can’t wait to get it out there for you guys.

[b]Requirements[/b][list=1]
[*]Ability to shut down your existing Linode, and reboot into another profile during the testing
[*]Have a few domains you can point to your Linode (if they already do, then you’re good to go)
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[b]What the testing involves[/b][list=1][*]I’ll add an extra 1024 MB disk space to your Linode for the deployment
[*]Use the Distro Wizard to deploy a special “DirectAdmin RedHat” distro
[*]I’ll pick up the cost of your DirectAdmin license (they are tied to each IP)
[*]Follow some post-depoy instructions (yet to come)
[*]Create admins, resellers, and end-users
[*]Add a few domains (users), actually get them pointing to the right places, etc
[*]Generally, run it through its paces as you normally would 🙂
[/list]

Let me know if you’re interested. I would like to finish with end-user testing testing over the next few days/week.

A DirectAdmin license through us run around $10/month, probably bundled with some extra disk space.

What do you guys think?

-Chris

9 Responses

  1. This may be a weak question, but what differentiates this software from Webmin (wish some additional modules).

    –Patrick

  2. i will help you demo it oh and for you pm you sent me im resolving stuff with my bank it should be solved tommarow so the invoice will be updated

  3. More than happy to demo the control panel for you.

    Let me know when your ready to go.

  4. yeah, il give it a go.

    let me know when its all ready to go..

  5. Chris,

    May be better offer preinstalled debian + webmin ! You will earn on traffic and storage increase. [img]http://forum.jnews.co.il/images/smiles/4.gif[/img]

    Roman

  6. I’ll beta test with a big fat smile on my face : )

  7. how is it going now? looks like it’s been called off? 🙁

  8. [quote:1763a405f9=”neorder”]how is it going now? looks like it’s been called off? :([/quote]

    Doh 🙁

    Thought this was a new thread!

  9. 😆

    hi quik i was reading yours how to install invision board, haha, this was my first time login a real web server as admin, i did install everything fine, hah hah, thanks for your post, it’s really a good start for me 😉 next will get phpMyAdmin, the original mysql commend din’t work well for me.

    (the only funny thing i got was i uploaded IPB and tar it, the file name became 1p3Final%5B1%5D.tar.gz)

    anyway, i also can access DA’s internal pricing, i am about to get a 89USD life time license, i will install it here. too bad i only have a linode 64, but it should be sufficient to run DA. i don’t know why chris called off this event…i hope i had the chance…

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