James, Are you going to be building and collocating your own equipment, or leasing a dedicated server? Many times the dedicated servers will have Cpanel or other control panels for free, or for a reasonable monthly fee. I basically do the same thing but since I have a small specialized client base I don't need an entire server; I use a managed VPS that includes Cpanel. So far the clients that have multiple sites are happy managing them individually (what little they do on their own), but I could theoretically set each one up with a reseller account and give them limited access to WHM. You might want to take a look at this forum: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9 you'll find a lot of really helpful knowledgeable people there. HTH, Rob -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of James Hardy Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 3:25 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Virtual Hosts management control panel recommendations Hi All, Rather than provisioning third-party webspace for every basic web project as we currently do, my company has decided to dedicate a server to run virtual hosts on; I have been given the task of setting this up. As this server will effectively be acting as the equivalent of a reseller (but only internally) I would like to add a reseller-type control panel application to make the creation and management of accounts and sites as easy as possible. Does anyone have any recommendations of free web based control panels that I could use. The server is likely to be a FreeBSD server, but I can go Linux if necessary. It will definitely have Apache 2, MySQL 5, PHP and Perl installed, So an application running on those would be ideal, though I can install other software as well if it is free (so if there is an awesome python based control panel I would have no problems installing that) Thanks in advance James -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !