Control Panels

Server Administration & Control Panels (GNU / Linux)

Even if I do not know what kind of tools require for server management, except when I have compelled under such an developmental learning, I thought it would be interesting to present the information regarding to graphical management solutions GNU / Linux server

When I have started using GNU / Linux, my first instinct was to have an admin server (not get familiar so easily, as Windows years of use …). Then I have noticed Webmin is a compatible solution, which comes in that category and it is providing great services since a long time.

Anyway, so now we are going to see one by one different solutions of GNU/Linux server for web hosting or simply to the usual administration:

Webmin: Perhaps it is the oldest graphical user interface for server management for GNU/Linux. By this article, you will be surprised that this product still continues to evolve, which is another sign that makes me happy.

However, I was not interested in the interfaces in recent years, but the developmental improvements attracted my attention literally. Webmin also reviewed the interface that is more refined and more to my taste as I remember.

Webmin is really a graphical toolkit to manage your servers. It can manage your servers and services through the third-party modules (Apache, Postfix, Bind …)

On the other side there are some cons as well. No doubt that webmin is a great for server administration and a lot of time I would even argue that it is better than cPanel in that respect. I think Webmin is great for people who need a control panel but don’t want to pay the extra money.

I am totally disagree with those people who say that webmin is not being a good control panel for the reseller hosting. Probably it does not allow your users to resell what you sell them, but I don’t think many people need that.

As for a normal hosting accounts, webmin/virtualmin allow you to create hosting accounts that do everything cPanel and Plesk do, including all the limits and restrictions.

Although, I don’t think everyone who gets a server intend to sell server resources to others. If they plan on making some extra money, probably they would not mind for paying the few extra bucks for cPanel or Plesk.

At the end one thing I would like to mention; I have used about every control panel, including cPanel, plesk, Webmin, etc… and I think webmin is on par with each one of them, and you can not complain about it’s being free.

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