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Support for Azure Virtualization Platform

Aaron Hatton shared this idea 3 years ago
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With Microsoft Azure becoming widely popular, it would be good to see cPanel offer support for hosts who wish to use it as a basis for their hosting platform. It works well for most people which have got it working and would be good if cPanel were to support it moving forwards.

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Microsoft Azure is really Hyper-V, which we already support. As long as you are installing cPanel & WHM on one of our supported distros, the product should already work on MS Azure. We last tested Azure earlier in the year with version 56, without discernible problems.

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Cpanel on Azure will help elementary users a good starting learning ground. They will be free to use in depth commands for learning without fear of loss of data / damage to programs. They will able to learn Commands in a fast and reliable way, thus not in trouble when Server staff take them for a ride with NO support.

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Support for Azure Virtualization Platform seems like a must to me. I am currently comparing Digital Ocean to other cloud providers. DO's server response times are good, but not the best. I feel like the MS Azure Cloud could be the best and would like to test the same.

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I agree, it seems that it can already be done - official support would be a great next step. Thanks!

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i agree, cpanel and azure need to work it out for the peoples

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I don't understand if this scenario now is not working. I'm going to try the configuration with CentOS 6.7 and will let you know if it works. I wish it does.

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I would like to hear the result of your work.

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I got it working for cPanel DNS Only but have not tested the full WHM Server

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I also have installed cPanel DNS Only and it is working. In the next few days I will proceed to install also the full platform but I'm expecting the same results.

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seems this option not popular , maybe due to most cpanel hoster owns & prefer dedicated box ?

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It should work without any problems, Azure use Open Logic instead of CentOS but its the same, and the repos are all the same. I use Azure for parts of my DNS network.

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Microsoft Azure is really Hyper-V, which we already support. As long as you are installing cPanel & WHM on one of our supported distros, the product should already work on MS Azure. We last tested Azure earlier in the year with version 56, without discernible problems.

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Last Two Years i was running Cloud Service in Azure, but the main problem is IP, they are using NAT based Virtual IP solution, so most of the time i am facing issues with Email, most of the email going spam.


so we have to find the solution for external smtp hosting with low cost

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I'm confused by this suggestion.

I use Azure Cloud and have a cluster of Virtual Machines running CentOS 7 with cPanel.

The only thing I'll point out is there is a huge pain with multiple NIC and obvious limitations per VM.


@Murali Selvaraj: your solution might be Office365.

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In collaboration with our remote sys admin guys, Touch Support, we recently attempted to get cPanel/WHM running on an Azure Linux VPS. But we've just given up. Why? No console access. Absolute showstopper in our opinions.


https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/3761826-virtual-machine-console-access?page=1&per_page=20


True, there's a "read-only" console view, and Microsoft say in the above thread that "we are working on enhancements that will enable secure bi-directional access to the console of the virtual machine". But until "normal" console access is provided, Azure as a platform for a Linux VPS is a no-go.


Ross G