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  Post #1 (permalink)   02-22-2012, 03:45 AM
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Is that good to provide an own customized control panel instead of traditional ones?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   02-22-2012, 04:48 AM
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If it's good enough, but I doubt it. Multiple hosting control panels are providing already. What will you have in your control panel, that can be considered as your advantages?
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  Post #3 (permalink)   02-22-2012, 11:52 AM
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Is that good to provide an own customized control panel instead of traditional ones?
In my opinion it's better to provide own customized control panel with the traditional one. So the users will be able to choose control panel in case if they dislike customized control panel.

  Post #4 (permalink)   02-22-2012, 05:25 PM
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If your customized control panel is fulfilling normal users requirement then it is better to go with that.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   02-22-2012, 05:45 PM
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Whatever floats your boat. If you feel that the customized control panel is going to make you more productive, then go with that. If productivity will be the same, it is unnecessary
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  Post #6 (permalink)   02-23-2012, 05:08 AM
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its up to you you can offer 2 types of control if you would like

  Post #7 (permalink)   02-23-2012, 10:26 AM
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If the custom control panel has all the functionality and is as user friendly as cPanel I would go with custom. That way you don't have to buy a cPanel license.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   02-23-2012, 03:07 PM
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Personally, the many thousands of dollars I would spend on development of a control panel would far outweight the cost of purchasing leases. One of the biggest things we deal with is being able to move a client from one control panel system to another, and have it still be familiar to them. The major two players (cpanel & plesk) are positioned in such a way that the majority of transfer IN accounts are going to be from these places. When a user already has to make the hard choice of changing hosts, the last thing they want to do is learn a new control panel system too.

I've always found that most of the custom control panels that varoius companies use are pretty inadaquate. Yes it provides the client with access to email accounts or uploading files, but the basics of MX Record changes, DNS changes, Adding additional domains, editing databases or even making a simple backup are just so cumbersome in a custom system that the client literally falls in love with you as a company when they change to something much more user friendly.
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  Post #9 (permalink)   02-23-2012, 04:46 PM
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Having a unique control panel isn't really a positive selling point. I recommend sticking with control panels that are popular and established, ones that your potential clients are probably already familiar with.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   02-24-2012, 03:46 PM
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if you think you able to build one then build one and just test it, see what people say?

but remember people are used to cpanel and directadmin, so it could prove to be a hard selling point.

  Post #11 (permalink)   02-24-2012, 07:14 PM
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Its better to note the number of customers as you will have to provide support for the control panel, which can be avoided if its traditional ones. Also the cost to develop will be high and right team to develop will not be easy to find (Cpanel developed in 1999 and has been updating since then).

If the clients are of a pretty good number then surely it will minimize the cost and give more control with time.

  Post #12 (permalink)   02-24-2012, 10:44 PM
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You may as well and get cPanel/Direct Admin and simply skin it rather than develop your own.

  Post #13 (permalink)   03-11-2012, 12:40 AM
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The ability for clients to directly import backups from other hosts is an import one.
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  Post #14 (permalink)   04-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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cPanel is skinable and customizable. They are using PHP for this.
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