cPanel VPN server

Travis Ellis shared this idea 3 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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