in VHCS i can configure all config files and templates by hand before the actual installation or even when the system is up and running. For instance, i can use the debian .deb package for phpmyadmin instead of using the PMA that came with VHCS. This way it stays better up2date, since the debian packagemanagers keep an eye out for updates. The vhcs team has something else on there mind How does ISPCONFIG handle this ? does it rely on regular packages from the distro's repository or does it ship with its own versions... And if so, is it easy to break with that and "symlink your way to using system packages" furthermore: can i manually edit zonefiles from a customer login ? can i add customers with only mail/domain ? (NO webspace) is there 1 quota for both mail AND web ? what happens when quota is exceeded? (admin gets an email, site displays error regarding traffic ?) How does it handle backup mail and secondary (or even more) nameserver ?