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Old 02-21-2006, 04:40 AM
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Default Use Webmin to manage your server and save!

I think Webmin is the most under rated control on the market today. If you are not running a web hosting company. Their simply is no reason to pay for a paid control panel.

Webmin is free and easy to use. It also gives you full control over your server. From running cron jobs to adding users to the control panel. Webmin does it all! The stock theme for Webmin is rather ugly. The good thing is Webmin allows you to upload new themes via the control panel. The Stress Free Tiger Theme has to be the best looking theme for webmin. You can download it right from the home page http://www.stress-free.co.nz/content/view/141/2/.

To enhance your Webmin experience even more you would want to install Virtualmin. Virtualmin allows you to setup a new website with the click of a mouse. Just like cPanel! Virtualmin comes in two versions Free and Paid. For most users the Free version is going to be more than enough.

If your not offering web hosting services. You should really look into Webmin and start saving on your hosting fees today. To learn more about Webmin and Virtualmin visit www.webmin.com
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the roundup Soulwatcher.

You are right, since Cpanel is so dominant, other software like WebAdmin is often overlooked.

I did try it out once, but I ended up going back to Cpanel. That was mostly due to my inpatience for learning though - I did feel that WebAdmin was powerful enough to be better than cpanel.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:27 PM
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Also depends on your users and target audience. I think of CPanel for the mainstream hosts looking to target a wide-range of customers varying in web design experience. WebMin / UserMin isn't so straight-forward like CPanel for the non-tech savvy person looking to throw a simple webpage out there on the net.
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Webmin is server administration. Usermin is user administration. They shouldn't go near web hosting (well, you could use it for someone that needs a shell too). They aren't designed for that.

I would have to say DirectAdmin, h-sphere, or cPanel are nice ones.
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Webmin is server administration. Usermin is user administration. They shouldn't go near web hosting (well, you could use it for someone that needs a shell too). They aren't designed for that.

I would have to say DirectAdmin, h-sphere, or cPanel are nice ones.
Virtualmin just went pro, they have made a paid version to compete with cPanel and DirectAdmin. Its feature rich, but I cant see anyone adopting it over cPanel.
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I tried Virtualmin. And, it ran very slow. It took forever to do the tasks it had to do. It was slow just getting the information!
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I tried Virtualmin. And, it ran very slow. It took forever to do the tasks it had to do. It was slow just getting the information!
I wonder if the paid Virtualmin is any better? I know it comes with anti virus and the whole 9 yards. But I think its way over priced.
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Webmin does seem like a good managing panel, but why would i bother using webmin if i can just use less time and carry on using CPanel? I am considering it though, once i get some time and patience
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Cpanel costs lots of money though. (so I have heard)
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:18 PM
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How much does cpanel cost?
I always thought it was free/open source... am I wrong?
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