What is value-add of VMM/Docker Manager in absence of a Proxy/Load Balancer?.


I would appreciate some screen shots showing the VMM in action as I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around how virtualization fits into your product lineup. I can’t see past the licensing and networking issues that appear to arise if the hardware is not virtualized before the web server is installed. Yet what is the value-add in generic server virtualization? Isn’t that old, boring tech?

AFAIK, virtualization has long been solved. Support is not to be underestimated either when we are speaking of network bridging and bonding. Take a stroll through the Proxmox forums. Years and years and years of user frustration when they attempt to jump from OpenVZ virtualization to KVM.

We are similarly curious as to how real customers are using Docker Manager on the same server as LSWS? At first glance I thought Docker Manager might be a shortcut to implementing the popular Discourse forum. However, LSWS, as installed by CyberPanel, will still need a proxy or load balancer in front of it and Discourse (or any other web-like service). Nothing terribly sophisticated. However not push-button easy because not included in CyberPanel’s install and config at the present time.

I suspect a push-button easy load balancer has much more value-add then yet another virtualizer. Hard to get excited about KVM in 2019. And we’re halfway to 2020.

Easy to be excited about Discourse. Not only because of its features but because we are frequently reminded that it is simply bad business to handover control of our data to Slack, Facebook, Google etc. So if you asked me (and you didn’t) which would get you more fame and glory, I would say anything that has the Discourse name associated with it or waves the data privacy flag is a winner.

Discourse is incredibly popular, is free to self host (but pushes a pricey cloud hosting business model) and doesn’t play well with web servers. Whereas there are plenty of mature virtualization solutions available for free.


Totally agree !!! Have you managed to properly install Discourse using Cyberpanel? If so, could you kindly share your expertise?