Currently and although many do not believe it, GNU / Linux and especially Ubuntu have conquered the realm of servers, This is due, in my belief, to the fact that they are operating systems, robust, very well documented and very secure, essential features for a server running on the Internet (I do not mean home servers). But interestingly, in the face of this reality there are still many tools for free platforms that are not so free. A good example of this is hosting panels. If you have a website or have dealt with some hosting, you will know the celebrities panels that allow us to manage this shared hosting on a GNU / Linux server. The most famous panels are CPanel and Plesk, Although recently reactivated GNUPanel, A panel with LPG license that aims to revolutionize the market as it will offer a powerful tool for an interesting price: 0 euros.
Origins of GNUPanel
GNUPanel was created by Ricardo Marcelo Álvarez and Jorge Vaquer, Both of Argentine origin that launched the first version of GNUPanel about the year 2005. GNUPanel had the support of Richard Stallman and the FSF so it quickly became popular.
GNUPanel uses PHP as a server – side programming language and the PostgreSQL database so log in and configure other technologies like MySql. GNUPanel provides 3 interfaces, one for the user, one for the administrator via SSL and another for the web hosting reseller. It also allows DNS management as well as FTP support, email server ( Squirrelmail, Mailman, Courier, ….), Owns Backup tools, self-installing CMS and interface and code editors for the server. These are some of the features of GNUPanel but they are not all. That is why currently its creators as well as the team working on the project have launched GNUPanel and IndieGoGo, A platform of crowdfounding, To get funding to completely rewrite the code GNUPanel, Enable an official repository and create one package deb to distribute it.
Currently, with a month to go the IndieGoGo project, They have raised about $ 600 of the $ 25,000 they are asking for. They may not get it though it doesn’t mean that GNUPanel you are not going to achieve those goals. On the contrary, I think GNUPanel it is gaining publicity and trust that few projects have or have had as is the case with Ubuntu Edge.
At the moment GNUPanel is available in tar.gz format but ready to install on Ubuntu and GNU / Linux. If you want to try it you can find it at this link. In the meantime, if you can, spread the word about the project and if you can, get involved in funding it. It is a good cause for software.
More Information – Ubuntu Edge: The dream is not over, installing XAMPP 1.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.10, Official website of the project
Source, Image, Video – IndieGoGo