HC 9.03 Anyone actually using it in a production?
I have been trying to wrap my head around this HC 9.03 cluster we have setup for couple of month. To be honest, I'm ready to give up on HC entirely. We were evaluating a control panel system to migrate 30K+ domians to and HC is clearly not production ready in my opinion.
Here is the main gripe lists:
1) No support for FastCgi- This is huge, we will never run php in a production environment on windows without it. Simply unacceptable for a control panel claiming supporting Windows 2008. Until you manage thousands of users and understand what standard cgi does to server IO under load you will to appreciate FastCgi or ISAPI php.
2) No support for IIS AppPool\<AppPool> ACL - I suggest if you are actually using HC in the production environment, try using one of the popular hacking scripts on one of the domains you host. All domains hosted on the server including c:\windows, C:\Program Files are readable if one domain is compromised with the way HC currently setups ACL for the application pool users. Basically hacker can compromise any web facing application such as wordpress, phpBB, or DNN and upload standard php or aspx rootkit script, after that your entire server is open to be rooted.
3) Click & Install Apps - I have yet after a month of troubleshooting to get this working reliably, too many issues tied with PHP and ASP.NET/Application pool ACLs.
The HC has a potential being a good alternative to Plesk, if it actually supported basic core functions such as FastCgi and IIS 7.5 as intended. However as it stands it is not workable for us and our clients.
post edited by grindkore - 2012/11/26 18:55:17