Yesterday, I have spoken to Artem, the business development manager for ISPsystem. Apparently, what we are seeing at VEPP is more like a SaaS model, we are expecting a provider’s version.
Why am I paid attention to VEPP? There are two reasons actually, the unconventional control panel layout and the security addon I have yet to try out. Website security has been important to the website owner.
- Use the built-in antivirus
- Firewall settings
- Enable spam and fishing protection
- Configure an external backup storage
If this is true, this can be a little better than 2 existing renown control panels, added the user-friendliess. At this moment, the info has given to me is little. So, I’m looking forward to deploying the provider’s version and share more with the readers.
It is a simplified control panel for WordPress mainly developed by ISPsystem. They advertise “With Vepp you can easily install WordPress, assign a domain, and get a free SSL. You’ll be sure your website is stable and secure.”
I was asked to try. The installation is untraditional. You prepare a server instance and assign it to your account at my.vepp.com to get started. Apparently, if you want to change to other server or server details, you have to write in. I do not like the idea that this is not self-serviced. Maybe there is a reason for that, let me dive deeper and probably I will find the reasons.
Anyway, the installation started at my.vepp.com because I’m further it has taken me 30 minutes than the advertised 10 minutes to install VEPP. I assume providers will have this “my.vepp.com” set up in their infra. This will get closer to the users and significantly cut down the installation time.
Before we are going to the 2nd part of this review, I have asked myself a few questions. Do I still need to update my server OS? If the updates will break my previous installation? If kernelcare is compatible? Can I install other libraries and components in my server? How about another website and web application?
I will address these in my 2nd round of review on VEPP.