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Re: Possible Debian Hosting Setup

Hi Daniel, 

We use Qmailtoaster for email (http://qmailtoaster.com/) which includes a
pretty cool web-based administration tool.

For DNS we use PowerDNS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerdns), not Bind,
together with Poweradmin (http://www.poweradmin.org) web based admin tool.

We are using this on a small email/dns hosting that we are setting up now.

I would definitely recommend Qmailtoaster, quite happy about it. For
PowerDNS + PowerAdmin I am still quite new but seems great.

I hope that helps.

With Best Wishes,

On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:51:03 +1100, Daniel Hood  wrote:  List,   Working
for a company that provides small businesses IT support.   After having to
deal with another useless hosting company for the third time this week
are there so many companies out there, that have "Technical support" that
don't know what "that SMTP thing is") I've decided using existing
infrastructure we have at the office and maybe a couple of cheap hosted
VPS's as backups, to hopefully get some kind of hosting environment going,
so we can move customers over and then when customer's call in I can
actually fix stuff within a few months.   My question includes. A lot of
our customers just need the basic 3 services. Mail (SMTP / POP3), DNS and
Web (Basic static HTML pages, no dynamic content). We currently have 2
unused servers in a datacenter colocation rack, and I'm looking at getting
4 VPSs (2 each, from 2 different provides).   What I'm wondering is... Is
there a package or a couple of packages that people on this list have used
and would recommend for managing DNS records (Bind server), mailboxes
(Courier POP3 / Postfix (Or another well known mail server)) and possibly
web sites for about 30 different domains. I don't mind having to read the
logs and do troubleshooting the "old school" way (actually reading logs
researching) but just for the other techs who have about as much knowledge
with Linux as Lindsay Lohan has with being clean... So just tasks like,
adding DNS A records, adding new POP3 mailboxes, adding a new domain to
mailserver config and just general stuff like that.    It can even be like
"Use yyy for DNS management, and zzz for POP3 management and then use aaa
for adding new domains to the mailserver)... Just looking at options at
this point.   Regards,   Daniel

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