Will ehcp survive?
My initial experience with ehcp was very good. I found it by accident several years ago and was impressed that i could install it simply by copying and pasting the install commands as given on the home page. It was a little unstable in those days but once tweaked a little it functioned well. I was impressed and even though i uninstalled it due to excessive hosting costs for my budget at that time, i still recommended it whenever and wherever possible.
After having difficulties with other hosting providers, i decided a few weeks ago to come back to EHCP, but my experience this time is disappointing.
I first installed it on a free vps, from a post to host company called crunch-host, but it failed to work. It would give me the log in page but give me an error message if i tried to log in, referring to lack of memory, yet i had the same memory as my previous installation. Anyway, after crunch-host curiously disappeared off the face of the planet i went back to sliccehost, a company who i've always been well impressed with.
Thinking i could just copy and paste the install commands and i'd be up and running, off i went content in the knowledge that ehcp had worked well for me before, but no, it's just not happened.
The only way i can create domains is from slicehosts panel, not ehcp. I cannot create sub-domains and wild card domains does not work. Basically, the installation as per instructions does not work.
More disappointing is the fact that the developer seems to be more and more bitter and relluctant to help.
After posting questions asking for support, i was emailed by the developer who asked for my ssh log in details, offering to sort it out, and after replying to the email i found my password plastered over this forum.
I have had no response from the developer and have noticed there seems to be a a bitterness in his response not only to my questions, but to others too.
Needless to say, there is no point in supporting ehcp any more, and i won't be recommending it to anyone in the future. There are much better open source panels out there, i've come across several that i had never heard of before by doing a quick google search, and am in the process of deciding which one to use.
Thanks ehcp for what started as a very promising development, it's a shame it's gone the way it has, i shan't be using it again and certainly won't recommend it to others. In order to make a name for yourself, you need to offer helpful support, and if you treat your users with contempt, contempt is all you'll get back.
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