For the past two days, SoftLayer set up shop at the 2014 cPanel® Conference held in Houston, TX. We mingled. We administered the Server Challenge II (more on that later) . . . And, we talked to Aaron Phillips, chief business officer at cPanel.
Holy cup of coffee; this guy has so much energy! Clad in shorts, a t-shirt, and Adidas Gazelle’s, this CBO was not what I expected, but neither is cPanel for that matter. Reading Phillips’ bio offers a glimpse into the cPanel culture; he pokes fun at the fact he never thought he would be working for a “company started by a 14-year-old genius.”(Maybe that’s why he can get away with the shorts.)
Regardless, you can’t dismiss cPanel’s expertise when it comes to specializing in control panel software. The cPanel software package automates server tasks by providing an accessible interface to help website owners manage their sites.
This past July, cPanel teamed up with WHM (WebHost Manager), a client management system that allows users to provision new accounts and bill and support existing customers. Whereas users had to operate both tools independently, the partnership has now provided a complete Web hosting billing and control panel solution. For more details on the WHMCS (WebHost Manager Complete Solution) Partnership, read the Q&A here.
So Aaron, can you give us a brief overview of what the cPanel conference is all about?
Oh yeah? Any big announcements this week?
When do you anticipate a go-live date?
Speaking of SoftLayer, what does cPanel think of us?
[Maybe that’s why he wears the Gazelle’s].
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The Server Challenge II Continues to Kick aaS and Take Names
We don’t like to brag, but we have the best booth setup of all time. Why? Because of the Server Challenge II. We would like to congratulate Mike Levine, Product Manager at OpenSRS (with the high score of 1:00.05) who beat out the hundreds of contenders who participated at the 2014 cPanel Conference.