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Is there a convenient software package available for setting up and managing shared web hosting (PHP/IIS/MySQL/FTP) within Windows?

Features I need:

  • Isolation (as best as possible anyway on a shared server) so that it is impossible, or at least difficult, for one account to write to the directories of another
  • Simple set up of a new account/site
  • A control panel for users of the service would be nice, but not required

This is not for a commercial environment... just a large organization that happens to host websites for other organizations once in awhile. Resources are slim, so virtualization is a bit out of the scope of this project. I am hoping something exists to handle the setup of these sites, and the appropriate permissions on directories.

Billing features are not necessary, but it wouldn't be a problem if they were built in.

The software doesn't have to be free, but that is always a plus.

Any advice you can give would be helpful. Thanks!

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I think we are going to end up going with Enkompass.

Enkompass Screen Shot

Seems to be basically cPanel for Windows, which is what I'm looking for. I haven't tested it out yet, but they do offer 30-day trial licenses. I will probably build a box and get it running next week.

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