MongoDB Integration

Joshua Healey shared this idea 6 months ago
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MongoDB is an extremely popular document database and cornerstone of the two most common frontend JavaScript development stacks, MEAN and MERN. Neither Plesk nor cPanel provide support for this out of the box. Consider the value add automated deployment of a local MongoDB service on an end-users VPS would provide and the potential ROI resulting from it's proper integration into SPanel's brand.

Typically, MEAN and MERN stack apps are built/compiled for production thereby making their deployment using SPanel's existing functionality a straightforward experience. Today, however, PHP-based control panel user's, like SPanel's, are beholden to the cloud-based MongoDB Atlas service and the IaaS providers it relies on. While it is possible to utilize this service for free during development, it is impractical to do so during a more sophisticated production environment.

Personally, I think SPanel has plenty of competitive brand promises the vast majority of which it delivers on in full. Depending on the technical considerations, which I will leave for further open discussion, developing such a feature and utilizing it in competitive marketing may be a relatively low-cost, high-ROI project that could spur customer loyalty... not just interest and/or experimentation.

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