You may have heard of Softaculous Ltd. before—it’s the developer behind the Virtualizor VPS panel, which basically lets website admins make a VPS in a jiffy with the click of a button. Plus, Softaculous has also partnered with a number of web hosting providers to offer a better, faster and safer solution for users. In early 2015, Virtualizor 2.6.2 was released along with a SolusVM WHMCS importer. What do all those acronyms mean for the average website owner? Fewer bugs and more features.
The latest generation dishes up a number of features including Nested Virtualization (still in beta), XenServer Windows Password, and XenServer noVNC to name just a few. According to the Softaculous announcement, “We have completed the SolusVM WHMCS importer for Xen and KVM as well.” Watch out for a completed guide available for download, and (if you’re a website owner), it’s time to ask yourself: Should my web host be using Softaculous? That depends on the skill and needs of your host, and it’s something worth asking them about.
At the moment, users are able to change their XenServer and Windows VPS password, all while enjoying noVNC being suppored by XenServer.
A Change is Coming
The team overseeing Virtualizor is deep in the Thin LVM beta testing, ensuring thin provisioning via Xen and KVM. While Virtualizor supported Nested Virtualization, the installer is nested at parameters designed to support the change. Also, Softaculous notes, “We have started making changes to the Admin Theme. You will see a new look in the Admin Panel,” with promises of even more changes in the next few weeks.
For those familiar with this technology, you may have noted that the last version also has Windows password resetting. That’s still available. However, a major bug reported was that if Windows Password was linked with an OS Templet, Virtualizor would call for a password restart then, too. That problem is fixed (much to the appreciation of techies!). There are scores of other changes and upgrades, from checking the network before starting to supporting Virtio network interface.
But what exactly is Virtualizor? It’s a web-based VPS Control Panel designed to currently support Linux KVM on Ubuntu/CentOS, Open VZ and Xen PV. Admin and users alike (when granted permission) can access a number of graphs to optimize their resources. CEO of Softaculous Pulkit Gupta says, “We are happy to announce (the) addition…we have several new features and UI changes in (the) making for upcoming versions.” With more than 150 OS templates available for download, there are more being added all the time.
Virtualizor already has more than three million users, all enjoying the simplification of app installation. Plus, with more than 340 scripts in the auto installer library and counting, that whole one click installation is hard to beat. Technically still a startup (founded in 2009), Softaculous was warmly embraced by web hosting companies and data centers around the globe. Their mission to help deploy apps with one click has taken off wonderfully. The final users (visitors to websites) might not be able to see all the benefits, but they’re feeling them (whether they know it or not).