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I want to develop software and host it on a website. I am considering purchasing a VPS from Linode to store the source code; however it does not provide CPanel (what I used to configure my webspace on shared hosts when building websites).

Is there an alternative to CPanel or would it be worth hosting the website for the product on a shared host that provides CPanel?

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You can also look ispconfig, alternC or webmin.

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If your moving over to using your own server then it's well worth just learning a bit about using the shell and just access it via SSH. It takes some time to get used to but is much more flexible that using GUI tools in the long run.

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If you've got a VPS you could install cPanel on it. To answer the question in the last paragraph - it depends if you want more control over the server, or if cPanel gives you everything you need.

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