cPanel VPN server

Travis Ellis shared this idea 4 years ago
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Created on the behalf of a customer: Regarding the vpn, what I was asking for was a cPanel installation that would set up the software to use cPanel VPNs on a server. I think this would be beneficial both to the end user and cPanel. Say for example I want to set up a server for cPanel VPS instances. I could use a cPanel installer to install all the necessary software to do this.

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It would be very nice to be able to sell VPN accounts and allow our users to access resources located in the country of our server. This is in very high demand now a days.

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Yes, I concur with Jamie Z. It would be great if we can provide our customers with VPN Server as well.

Thank you.

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This is yet another area that Cpanel should "support" as a configuration, but not necessarily as an application. A how-to, quasi-support mode would be a lot better than a binary: yes/no.

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I think this would be a nice add-on like DNSonly or Mailonly, I agree customers want VPN but this would be better than running it on the same servers as the websites that require high-performance.

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Agreed

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Maybe using Linux Containers and RHEL/Centos 7. Possibly work with the Centos team, and offer an official disk image for RHEV's openstack implementation.

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I would love to use VPN on same server used for my websites.

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This should only be added as a security option. For example to access cPanel or WHM via a secure connection on a private IP. It should use L2TP over IPSec so that every modern device could connect and allow management without having to install a 3rd party client.

Attempting to route everyday internet traffic through a server designed to serve as a web server is not smart. You are taking away resources that should be used for Apache, MySQL, etc.

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Do we have any update on this? I don't really want to sell VPN services, but it would be good idea, especially for setting up a secure network for globally dispersed servers - for backups, shared SQL, etc.

But I can also see how it could be beneficial to clients: A client connects to the server's VPN and can then use MySQL Management Studio from his PC to securily manage his databases.

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No updates at this time, no. We aren't seeing much movement on this request from the community (there's only been 2 additional votes for it in three weeks), but it's still something we've been discussing internally.

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I very definitely up-voted this. I and my business partner are the only ones accessing our WHM / CPanel setup but we are doing it from all over the place and I have CPHulk locking down all connections which means we have to know where we are going to be connecting from BEFORE we get there so we can add the ip to the white-list. I want to set up a VPN to access WHM for myself and my partner so we don't have to keep doing what we have been. Also having the data streams encrypted would be an added bonus. I'm fine with generating certificates too if that makes things easier. I know how to, and have, set up VPNs with Linux but I'm terrified of crashing our WHM on our production server. (I had it happen using yum for an update on something once). Please discuss this with whatever teams needed. I'm almost desperate for a solution and I doubt I'm the only one.

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Useless: cPanel is for Hosting Website/databases/email management !

If you use same server for VPN and sending email, the IP reputation of emails will be very bad ....

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I agree with PH-Quentin. I had "Voted up" this question a few years ago.

Now that I have experience, I changed my vote to "No!".

cPanel's team should direct their efforts to implement/solve things related to web hosting.

If you want to provide VPN Services, go ahead, but let cPanel out of this.

Also, if you want an additional layer of security, use firewall to block cPanel's and WHM's ports outside your network, and then reserve another machine to act as VPN server, to allow your entrance in your private network.

This is something I would NOT like to see in a future build of cPanel.