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Must I use cPanel-based hosting providers for applications I built for a client where I don't want to manage things after deployment?

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To me it looks acceptable. I have it a quick skim, but I don't see any startling issues with it. I can understand what they're asking, even though I don't know the specific technologies.

If I'm wrong, then feel free to correct me. I would vote to reopen, but I'd like the community's input first.

  • Some people see it as a programming question. while others see it as a freelancing question. However, what I see is a question that just asks "Does anyone have experience with this?" and something vague about "getting rid of a client" and whether that will be enough. Well, will what be enough? To me, it seems the question could be reorganized a little better. But even then, the big question is wouldn't questions about architecture and cPanels be off-topic on a site for problems specific to freelancing?
    – jmort253
    Sep 8, 2014 at 2:17
  • I think the first step might be just an edit to reorganize the content so the questions are all together. That would definitely help us all take a more objective look at what's there.
    – jmort253
    Sep 8, 2014 at 2:19
  • He's not asking a programming question. He's asking how to get rid of the client cleanly, and if after-project support should be included in the cost. I'm not seeing where it's programming related. For the 'is it enough' section, I would not close it based on that part alone. As he states, English isn't his native language, but we understand what he means: if he sets it up right the first time and tells him he won't provide extra support, is it the end of dealing with the client. It's not about the cPanel, it's about dealing with the client and their "choices" in technology.
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Sep 8, 2014 at 15:49
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    It's the English not native thing that might be part of the problem. Can we clean that up? I'll give it an editing go later on, but I think the key takeaway from this, from what I understand you're saying, is that it's a good question, it just needs some copy editing. I think we as a community need to do more of this type of editing so more people can (1) find the content via search and (2) understand the content. Otherwise, we're leaving a lot of broken windows on our site and limiting our reach in the broader freelancing community.
    – jmort253
    Sep 8, 2014 at 23:33
  • I went ahead and reopened, as it now looks great!
    – jmort253
    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:20

I gave this an edit to improve and clarify the post. I started by making a stronger reference to the previous post, so this stands out on its own without requiring people to read the previous question.

I also clarified the information about the difference between using a cPanel and using Django and Play Framework. Spelling the names correctly, with proper capitalization, helps make it more clear what these are.

Afterwards, I clarified the questions at the end so it was more clear that the asker is looking to disengage with the client, once the work is done, and not be stuck maintaining the infrastructure.

Lastly, I fixed the title, making it more specific to the situation.

Can this be edited even more to clarify it further, perhaps making it more concise? Anyone can make suggested edits on a post, and anyone with 1000 reputation can edit any post in the system.

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