HostingCubes - Updates
Fuck you China!
That about sums about my overall feelings right at this moment in time.
So, for the last two weeks I have been in a fight, a war more like against the flood of Chinese abuse and applications for my free hosting service. A total of 1,624 accounts have been created in Blesta, fuck you too Blesta! How they managed it I have no idea, perhaps it was my setup of the software.
Anyway, the whole event spurred me on to complete and release my own custom hosting panel which is now done, albeit every time I look something else is added.
The new site has been built from the ground up, everything is automated and managed on the site, no more 3rd party software, I even removed Wordpress and built my own blog. Completely integrated with the DirectAdmin API. Also built a support system, so it's all there.
The new site puts in place several measures to prevent abuse, so far working very well, with accounts being rejected and deleted automatically, no genuine sign-ups are being caught in the cull.
The backend now makes hosting applications far simpler, with no Blesta to worry about and the system doing everything I want, nothing I don't it makes a significant difference.
Blesta remains in place for now as I am not intending to force migrate users. So any existing users that still wish to use Blesta can, no new user signups will be allowed on Blesta. Support will be far slower than before on there as my focus is on the new site and dealing with support tickets there.
Unfortunately, the mass signup of accounts and trying to clear them all out of Blesta meant some genuine accounts got caught up in the deletion script I created, however, it did not delete files as such as it checked disk usage and other elements. So some users were deleted that were not intended to be.
I can only apologise for this but it was a complete mess. Something I have added to the new panel is a 'safe' tag for users that I know, members here, on LET and so on. If you sign up at the new site and open a ticket to let me know who you are then I can create a new account for you as well as marking you as safe which means no risk of deletion without me contacting you first if there is an issue.
Questions? Let me know.
Apologies to all the people who have messaged here and in other places, I have just been so busy sorting this shit all out that I have not had time to get back to everyone. Honestly, the best way to actually speak to me now is to sign up on the new site and open a ticket.
p.s - Yes the design is shit, I am not a designer, it's functional for now.