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concrete5 Releases Multi-Site Install Manager for cPanel/WHM

August 9, 2010 by  

Web Host ServicesPortland, OR – concrete5 is an emerging leader in next generation web content management. For the last two years web hosts have had to install concrete5 manually for their clients. Now, a new offering from the concrete5 core team provides web hosts an easy way to manage many concrete5 installs on a server from a central location.

Three concerns drive the need for this server software: saving installation time, saving hard drive space, and quickly upgrading to the latest version. With the concrete5 cPanel/WHM add-on, installation happens in just one click. As for saving space, a complete copy of concrete5 tops in at over 30 megs, as it includes much of the Zend Framework. This new approach reduces the amount of replicated files for each install by as much as 60%. Centralizing reusable elements from the core concrete5 tools has always been possible by hand, but this new server management software makes it easy to do. Upgrading many concrete5 installs at once has never been possible until today.


Andrew Embler, concrete5’s CTO says “Any webhost that uses WHM/cPanel can offer their clients one click concrete5 installs from cPanel, as well as force upgrades on any or all concrete5 installs across the server from within WHM. It has already saved us dozens of hours.”

“A lot of advertising agencies and web shops have been really loving the ease of use and power of concrete5 for their clients and have been asking us for a Multi-Site-Manager version of our software for some time,” says Franz Maruna, CEO of concrete5. “By integrating deeply with WHM/cPanel we can depend on their proven technology for all sorts of mundane things like provisioning email accounts, but still give our design partners the control they need over their client installs. I know being able to quickly force an immediate upgrade across all our own hosting customers has been tremendously valuable, so I’m excited to share that power with the rest of the world.”

concrete5 for WHM/cPanel is licensed on a per server basis for $180/year for commercial customers, and is free to educational institutions. The core concrete5 team has additional support options and services providing pre-configured servers, system administrator training, and even white labeling of this cutting edge CMS.

About concrete5

concrete CMS is a leading developer of next- generation open source solutions for web sites. The company’s flagship product, concrete5, combines the ease-of-use of a blogging platform with the flexibility and power of a web development platform. To date, thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. concrete CMS is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon, and manages the concrete5.org project. For more information, please visit www.concrete5.org.

About cPanel

cPanel is the industry leader for turning standalone servers into a fully automated point-and-click hosting platform. cPanel powers web hosting companies and organizations that have a need to automate and offer competitive hosting services. Learn more at www.cpanel.net.

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