oDns is a simple php/Perl/MySQL frontend to the BIND 8.2.1 Name Server. All the hosts information is saved in four SQL tables. The php-based Web frontend allows you to add/edit/remove domains (primary and slaves) and contact information. In the background, Perl is used to generate standard named.conf and specific zone files for all the primary domains.
oMail-admin is a PHP-based Web frontend to qmail and vmailmgrd. It can be used by domain owners and single users to easily administer their mail accounts without bothering the sysadmin. Its features include mailbox/alias management, auto-responder (vacation-like) support, support for changing passwords, and translations for the French, English, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Danish, Romana, Czech, Nederlands, and German languages.
oMail-webmail is a Webmail solution for mail servers based on qmail and optionally vmailmgr or vpopmail. The mail is read directly from maildirs on the hard disk, which is much quicker than using protocols like POP3 or IMAP. Other features includes multiple language support (English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and many more), HTML and pictures inline display, folders, and address book support.
oSpam is an anti-spam system based on Perl, qmail, and, optionally, vmailmgr. It features "one-day" email addresses for usenet postings: after a delay, the mails sent to your address will be put in quarantine waiting for a confirmation, or/and can be used as your main email address: all your contacts are listed in a file. If somebody which isn't in the list sends you an email, he will get a small and unique confirmation request, and then the email(s) will be delivered transparently.
Re: wasted time
Sorry if you lost time :-( You probably should have tried the version I still use to manage a few hundred zones: 0.3.3a. The latest version was improved by 2 other programmers having some quite specific needs (acl's etc.).
But of course it's quite an old and should be rewritten from scratch, at least to be compatible with php5 :-)
Instead of adding cpu/ram, install eAccelerator, and your good old server will work like a dual xeon :-) Recommanded!
We're currently using it on about 7 servers with high load and availability (linux/php4).