I'm in the middle of updating my dedicated server... I've decided to leave Softlayer, after they were taken over (or whatever) by IBM their service is a literal joke. It takes DAYS for them to reply to an urgent ticket, and I've caught reps in flat out lies. Nope, not for me.
I'm switching back to Siteworks, if anyone is interested; I used them about 10 years ago and was extremely happy, but they didn't offer dedicated servers at the time. Now they do, and my preliminary exchanges with them has reminded me of why I was so happy with them before.
But I digress.
The question I have now is about WHM / cPanel. I pay a monthly fee for this, and it appears that the fee is going to go up in the near future. So I'm looking for something cheap (or free) to replace it.
I'll be on CentOS 7 with MySQL, and I need something that I can use (akin to WHM) and that my hosting client can use (cPanel). The WHM replacement needs to be able to import all of my accounts easily, and the cPanel replacement needs to be simple to use and include some sort of Webmail.
I need the ability to install Wordpress, and maybe some other template programs.
I don't have a need for a reseller option.
Any suggestions? I've found a few lists, but I'm hoping for real-world reviews instead of potential affiliates or paid reviews.