by Dan on May 27th, 2011

Its been a while since I made up a post. The launch of the new Classic Reseller product has been quite a success and has brought us some appreciated interest. It has also produced some valuable feedback. Some of you commenters have even chimed in. One of the most common questions has been “why two control panels?” The answer is relatively simple; time, focus and our road-map and there is no way for the existing control panel to support our intended product lines. I can see the point though, managing two disparate control panels can be cumbersome.

So here is the skinny, we’ve heard the feedback and we tend to agree. We are working towards a single sign on interface that is modern, powerful and smooth. The domain management control panel is relatively powerful and completely capable of the tasks it was developed for. It has years of development and use behind it and is quite stable not to mention we aren’t in the business of fixing something that isn’t broken ;-). The amount of data is tremendous and the complex/interrelated nature of functionality therein is quite high. It made sense to work to launch our other product lines and once complete, revisit the Domain Management integration piece. In the mean time, there are going to be two products to manage.

With that said, rest assured that we have developed our new control panel to be very modular. As new products and functionality are introduced, they will plug in seamlessly. This couldn’t be more true than with the plans we have for our Domain Management module that we’ll be introducing later this year.

6 Responses to “A Tale of Two Control Panels”

  1. Steven Says:
    5:11 am on May 28th, 2011

    Any plan to add WHMCS support soon? We are interested in reseller hosting service but manually setup accounts stopped us.

  2. Juan Says:
    10:31 am on June 7th, 2011

    Great news, I like actual control panel.

    By the way…Any .co promotions?

    Thanks,

  3. Dan Says:
    8:51 pm on June 15th, 2011

    Hi Steven,
    WHMCS support has been discussed, but for the time being we are devoting our development efforts to the hosting platform and products. It isn’t off the roadmap, but it I can’t provide a suggestion as to if or when it might be added.

  4. Dan Says:
    8:57 pm on June 15th, 2011

    Hi Juan,
    Thanks, I am glad that you like the control panel. We actually just released a great set of improvements on Monday.

    We don’t have any .CO promos currently planned. There have been over one million .COs registered so we know they are popular. We’ll keep you posted if we can find a way to offer one.

  5. Web Hosting Pakistan Says:
    2:15 pm on June 20th, 2011

    Blesta is critical, you should plan to make it simpler with some better billing system like WHMCS

  6. Dan Says:
    10:50 am on June 29th, 2011

    Hi Web Hosting Pakistan,
    Thanks for your comment. Blesta is a critical piece you are correct. We will be working to improve the integration/relationship between the control panel and Blesta. Our current focus is and will be improving some of the existing primary functionality and adding new hosting products. However, I understand your request and will ensure it is addressed as soon as possible.