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I am looking for a replacement for CPanel or Plesk for our 100+ websites. There are a number of things I need to consider.

*  We need to be able to offer sub accounts so that people can make changes to their own websites if needed. This only happens rarely but sometimes it is needed. Hence we are looking for a reseller solution.
*  We need to have reasonable isolation between sub accounts. That is we wouldn’t like malware from one customer’s poorly patched WordPress site infect other customer’s WordPress websites. Currently our approach has been to have a subscription to CloudLinux but I am open to alternative solutions (if necessary).
*  We need an “upgrade path” from Plesk to Froxlor. There are just too many sites to transfer to do this by hand. We would need some kind of API that we can use to upload tar balls, import databases to MySQL and install SSL certificates via some kind of automated script. (I am aware that we might need to commit resources to coming up with that script but it needs to be possible).
*  We want to automate as much of our business operation as possible so having a comprehensive API for Froxlor would help in that respect.
*  Commercial support and what hours that support is available

Extra bonus points but not an immediate requirement are:

*  We have other sites Wagtail / Django / Python websites which when we started building those sites we had limited options in terms of usable admin web panels. It would be great if Froxlor would help us to get everything under one roof.

There may be other things I may not have thought of but those are some things that have been at the forefront lately.

Would Froxlor be a good fit for us?

Thanks.
 

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Just now, webquest said:

*  We need to be able to offer sub accounts so that people can make changes to their own websites if needed. This only happens rarely but sometimes it is needed. Hence we are looking for a reseller solution.

reseller accounts are possible

1 minute ago, webquest said:

*  We need to have reasonable isolation between sub accounts. That is we wouldn’t like malware from one customer’s poorly patched WordPress site infect other customer’s WordPress websites. Currently our approach has been to have a subscription to CloudLinux but I am open to alternative solutions (if necessary).

if using fcgid/php-fpm at least the php processes are run uder the corresponding customer user on the system 

1 minute ago, webquest said:

*  We need an “upgrade path” from Plesk to Froxlor. There are just too many sites to transfer to do this by hand. We would need some kind of API that we can use to upload tar balls, import databases to MySQL and install SSL certificates via some kind of automated script. (I am aware that we might need to commit resources to coming up with that script but it needs to be possible).

there currently is nothing like that available sadly.

But froxlor has an API you can invoke for creating customers, domains, email accounts, databases, etc.

2 minutes ago, webquest said:

*  We want to automate as much of our business operation as possible so having a comprehensive API for Froxlor would help in that respect.

see above and also https://docs.froxlor.org/apiguide/commands/index.html

3 minutes ago, webquest said:

*  Commercial support and what hours that support is available

you might want to contact us on sales@froxlor.com if you need/want commercial support/help/etc.

4 minutes ago, webquest said:

*  We have other sites Wagtail / Django / Python websites which when we started building those sites we had limited options in terms of usable admin web panels. It would be great if Froxlor would help us to get everything under one roof.

Currently only possible with manualy webserver/vhost configuration additions - but the panel can handle/apply these on IP or Domain basis

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