I think most of y’all are using web control panels here it seems like DirectAdmin and Webmin. I’m wondering what cloud networks (hosts) you are using to run these servers and why?
Does anyone here manage high-traffic LEMP servers? Have you guys used any of the free LEMP scripts for WordPress like below, and why or why not:
- Centmin Mod
The advantage is that with one site per VM (VPS) you can easily move a site to another cloud network anytime you want for performance or political reasons, etc. Especially if you are backing up your websites on a third party service like S3 buckets or CodeGuard (rsync) of your database.
I’m wondering if cPanel’s new Nginx support will take off very well, or if native LEMP stacks without any control panel bloat will forever remain a different crowd from the shared hosting tribes…
It just seems like many devs are not aware (or willing) to study some of these free scripts despite the major performance and security improvements, focusing more on “easy management” which I know is important but will there be two different “sides” in our community forever?
Ps. I’m glad that cloud servers are finally more mainstream but honestly surprised that the industry is still so obsessed with reselling shared servers running control panels, email inboxes, etc… sometimes it seems like email inboxes are more important that the actual website performance, even with all the free email services these days like Zoho Mail, or premium ones like G Suite, ProtonMail, etc. I realize that a UI makes it easier to rapidly setup new accounts, but all the deploy tools these days are not difficult to learn. And using an email API like SendGrid or Mailgun is much safer for your site and email delivery is more stable also. Does anyone really need control panels besides to make account setup easier?