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
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:
Here’s the online demo:
It also comes with all the instructions online:
I’m very impressed with this product and can’t wait to get it out there for you guys.
[*]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)
[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 🙂
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?