This is an informal request for feedback on a potential delegate proposal we are working on introducing. We have not created the delegate yet, this is just really looking for your feedback to make sure this opportunity aligns well with what the community would like to see.. and of coarse vote for!
As many of you already know, we run an underground nuclear bunker data center.
We have been in the business of providing virtual and dedicated servers for several years now. Primarily with WHM/Cpanel management, since we are a NOC Partner with Cpanel.
During that time we developed a suite of tools called EZServerTools. These were designed to be STUPID EASY tools to enhance the performance of your Cpanel server, and gain access to easier reporting etc. It is quite literally an ON and OFF switch to install it. After that all the controls are available to you via the web interface. Some of our modules include:
EZNginx = Module that installs Nginx to Cpanel in a reverse proxy to Apache to boost performance and reduce load
EZPowerDNS = First and only module to enable use of PowerDNS, the most powerful and fastest DNS currently available you can now use in WHM/Cpanel
EZMysqlTuner = Automatically calculate the best database settings for your servers useage and continually optimize.
EZUptime = Uptime monitoring from your server that tracks your accounts and alerts you to any downtime complete with a history chart
and several others that are still in development but equally or more awesome.
This has been kept in closed beta while we developed it. Which is why you never heard of it till just now.
However, our customers have been using this suit successfully for some time. We have debugged it quite extensively and have a smooth updating process. We are ready for public beta essentially. The tool focuses on WHM/Cpanel now, but we put extensive work into making it with the ideal in mind of crossing over to other panels like Plesk and WebMin and other popular ones, not to mention vanilla servers as well. This would provide a basic web interface to install all these tools which would make it easier for administration. Not just easy though.. EZ!
With the public beta all these tools would be available FREE!
What we are considering is creating a 100% delegate that is dedicated to subsidizing the development of one more module, EZBitShares.
Our current plan with EZBitShares is to create a STUPID EASY installation of the web-wallet for the administrator of the server to use from his server. Within it, there will be configuration options to have the web-wallet be accessible to his end customers within Cpanel.
This will introduce their customers to BitShares, and potentially become a method for host providers to start accepting BTS or BitUSD from their customers for hosting.
Our marketing plans for the suite is to feature each module with its own website. When our EZServerTools suite is installed, people then have access to all the modules and can turn them on and off as they wish. So someone who maybe looking for an Nginx solution for his WHM/Cpanel server might install our app after finding it at the EZNginx website, and then discover the other modules, along with EZBitShares. This will likely lead to another new user in the least.
Likewise in a similar fashion there will be a site called EZBitShares.com which will also act as another funnel to bring new users to use the tool.
We are considering this in light of development updates and features we know are coming down the line to make processes smoother. If we don't see those processes happening in good time, then we may focus on building out our own wallet to simplify and reduce barriers to entry.
This work will inevitably lead to plugin development with popular billing solutions like WHMCS and Hostbillapp.
Further down the road, we want to introduce another module which would enable the server administrator to STUPID EASY install a delegate for BitShares and possibly other DACs to his server. This will require a lot more work and will be further down the road because it will mean creating a whole new repo dedicated to Red Hat Linux distro servers. Something that currently doesn't exist, but with our work, could. Again though.. FUUURTHER down the road. What I am talking about here so far is not going to happen overnight, so lets not get ahead of ourselves.
The 100% delegate would be run by the same team doing all this development to bring Bitshares into this segment of the hosting server population, which is by far the #1 hosting control panel used around the world today. It would be run from the bunker.
My question to you is simple... what do you think? Any suggestions? Got your vote? Terrible trash it? Love us just the way we are?
Just looking for feedback and your thoughts... this is NOT an offer
.. We are just talking about a possible offer like this!
Looking forward to your replies!