We have received alot of questions on what to do next with WebsitePanel no longer being developed.
As we recieved as many questions i figured i make a blog post about it.
My personal preference falls to SolidCP (not at all surprising since i am personally one of the project leaders).
However i will try and stay as objective as possible in this post.
The project and it’s team:
- Experienced team in charge
- Professional developers
- Experienced support crew
- 100% Opensource, and publicly available
- Community driven with a large proportion of the original websitepanel community.
- Affordable 24/7 Professional support when needed.
- Full rebrand allowed including copyrights (for a minor yearly fee)
The Panel it self:
- Regular stable releases (every 3 months).
- Stable releases are fully tested by a group of beta testers
- Quick bug and security fixes when found
- Rapid development process to add the latest software versions and features
- Automatic updates for all connected servers (coming in the next release).
- Supported and contributed by many large hosting industry leaders.
- Guaranteed future support and development by multiple project leaders.
The main focus for the first release was quite straight forward:
- Increase usability
- Fix existing bugs
- Make it easy to install
The reason for this is very simple, we believe that we should build a panel on a healthy code that works.
New features are good to have but the existing features should run good first.
Changes in the first release version 1.0.1:
- Full new Responsive design.
- Menu re-design to improve navigation.
- Added Mysql 5.7 support
- Added MariaDB support
- Fixed many bugs that affected WebsitePanel 22.214.171.1244
The next stable release (end of May):
- Exchange 2016 support (available in beta now)
- Skype for Business 2015 support (available in beta now)
- Windows 2016 Support (available in beta now)
- IIS 10 support (available in beta now)
- MS FTP 10 support (available in beta now)
- Automatic updates through portal
- Further menu optimisation and bug fixes.
- More minor features…
SolidCP is still in it’s early stages so there’s alot to catch up on.
We are working our way through proper documentation with video’s.
We are finding and fixing many bugs.
We are documenting the development process like the Api so people can more easily understand and contribute to SolidCP.
If your interested to help of course feel free to contact us, We can always use more minds and hands in our community 🙂
After: join our community, and if your capable contribute to the project in any way you can (documentation, language, support, development, anything is welcome :-))