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  • Hi, Quick question here, and im new to the Home Server league so bear with me.

     

    I'm looking to setup a web control panel, in order to automate and make the process of setting up a website through the server much easier. Would this come prepared with software necessary to do this, or would i need to purchase plesk, or some other web hosting Control Panel in order to get what I want done, etc.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:32 PM

Answers

  • You will probably find it difficult to get a web control panel set up on your server. Windows Home Server already has a web site built in, the Remote Access web site, and you would need to work carefully to avoid damaging that functionality while installing a control panel. In addition, Windows Home Server is not licensed for hosting/serving arbitrary web sites, i.e. it's not designed to be Windows Server "lite", so you would probably be violating the EULA as well.

    I highly recommend you download Vail, read all the documentation carefully so you will have a better picture of what Microsoft intends it to be, and especially read over the list of known issues (which is rather long for this build). Give it a try and see if it's what you want at home.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:42 PM
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All replies

  • You will probably find it difficult to get a web control panel set up on your server. Windows Home Server already has a web site built in, the Remote Access web site, and you would need to work carefully to avoid damaging that functionality while installing a control panel. In addition, Windows Home Server is not licensed for hosting/serving arbitrary web sites, i.e. it's not designed to be Windows Server "lite", so you would probably be violating the EULA as well.

    I highly recommend you download Vail, read all the documentation carefully so you will have a better picture of what Microsoft intends it to be, and especially read over the list of known issues (which is rather long for this build). Give it a try and see if it's what you want at home.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:42 PM
    Moderator
  • alright, many thanks!
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 7:30 PM