If you’d like to work with a control panel that works well with Lucee, I’d recommend VirtualMin. It’s free and doesn’t futz with permissions like cPanel does. It’s the cPanel permission system that makes it a huge pain to work with. VirtualMin doesn’t have that, and things “just work”. It’s nice.
Brad and Mark,
I hope you know by now that I respect the hell out of you both, but I have to disagree with you on some of your assumptions. You seem to be looking at the world solely from a ‘sysops’ perspective, and that’s a very narrow viewpoint. William is a great example of WHY you don’t want to limit yourself to that one particular viewpoint.
“Why would I go to a hosting provider when I can spin up a… [insert whatever]”
… because not everyone knows how to use one of those. Not everyone knows ‘sysops’ like you guys do. A smaller hosting provider (::points at William again: can provide custom support to folks that do not know sysops and help them. When you recommend HSP’s like DI or Amazon you’re recommending providers that couldn’t give two eggs from the same chicken about the people you’re sending them, and you’re cutting off potential grass roots supporters right at the root.
Most SMB’s - you know, the folks that make up the majority of the US economy - don’t care about language. They want to get up and running quickly. That’s why simple platforms like WordPress are doing so staggeringly well.
"…a company who makes stacks of cash from selling Lucee hosting…"
Do you know any companies like that? I don’t. I know of one… maybe, but we’re not close enough friends for me to know the details of their financials. I DO know a hosting company that is passionate about Lucee and CFML in general, and they have done many many things to support Lucee over the years. Sometimes though, they need to focus on making ends meet. Companies like that need your support, just like you need theirs.
Bottom line: maybe recommending solutions that require sysops knowledge isn’t always going to be the right fit.