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Virtualmin is a uniquely powerful and flexible web server administration tool. It is unmatched in features and ease of use. Based on Webmin, it offers a wide array of productivity-enhancing tools for hosting providers, web developers, web designers, and end users.Virtualmin is Mobile Imagine enjoying dinner at your favorite restaurant (I'm picturing a great little Thai place in downtown Austin), surrounded by friends. You get a phone call from your CEO...the website has been down for an hour, where are you! Ah, that's no fun at all.We can help. With Virtualmin, you'll know about problems before your customers, because it'll send you an SMS message when problems arise. And, Virtualmin is fully accessible via any web-enabled mobile device, so you can actually fix things without leaving the table. Restart services, check logs, or create a new mailbox, all from a simple menu-based UI. All before the food gets cold.Virtualmin is ComprehensiveMost folks are content to sell you a halfway solution. One that addresses a few aspects of your server, and leaves the rest wholly unanswered. We're not like that. We wrote Webmin. You may have heard of it. It's the world's most popular web-based system administration tool and has millions of users world-wide. We know how to manage your server. Not just a couple of bits and pieces of it. We manage network settings, firewalls, PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, users and groups, startup services, system logs, directory services, filesystems, quotas, software packages, name service and redundancy, mail, spam and anti-virus, and much more. You'll find new uses for our products every day.Virtualmin is PoliteThere's a right way and a wrong way to build system administration tools. The right way is hard. It requires writing parsers for every configuration file that the system administers. Parsers that understand comments and respect file order. The right way allows you to edit configuration files by hand, if you prefer. It also allows you to use other tools, if they work the right way. We've chosen the right way. Our competitors have not. We don't blame them...it's very tempting to take the easy path. Luckily for you, we've made doing things the right way easy.Virtualmin is EasyIt's no secret that the right tools can provide a boost to productivity. Virtualmin provides tools to boost your productivity in ways that are unavailable anywhere else. Installing new applications, like blogs, wikis, content management systems, and more, is just a couple of clicks in Virtualmin. Managing databases, users, logs, and mail services are made nearly automatic, and we don't do it at the expense of flexibility.Virtualmin is FlexibleMost management products want you to work their way, forcing you to learn all of the ins and outs of their particular design decisions. Virtualmin works for you, not the other way around. While we have selected a few sensible defaults that suit most users most of the time, it's easy to change just about everything in a Virtualmin system. Don't like Postfix Switch to Sendmail or qmail. Don't like ProFTPd Try vsftpd, instead. Don't like local users Switch to LDAP. We're serious about respecting your decisions, and so we use the default package manager for software updates, whenever possible. We locate files in the places you expect them to be, no matter what Operating System you run.

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How to install Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 for a cPanel/CentOS-like web hosting control panel

Jan 12, 2021

How to install Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 for a cPanel/CentOS-like web hosting control panel on January 12, 2021, 9:44 AM PST If you're looking for a cPanel/CentOS replacement, Jack Wallen thinks Virtualmin might do the job. He'll show you what the tool has to offer and how to install it on Ubuntu Server. Image: iStock/klmax For many, Red Hat pulling support from the standard CentOS releases had some serious side effects. One of the biggest dominoes to fall was cPanel--for many web hosting companies, cPanel is the de facto standard control panel. It offers absolutely everything necessary to manage the hosting of your every client's needs. Once Red Hat pulled the plug on CentOS 8, cPanel announced they wouldn't be supporting CentOS Stream . The good news is that the company is accelerating their efforts to support Ubuntu Server LTS, and should have that ready to ship by late 2021. For those looking to either migrate away from CentOS or are looking for something that can be used on the Ubuntu platform for now (or for good), there's always Virtualmin . Virtualmin is a web hosting and cloud computing control panel that is well supported on Ubuntu Server. Is this option a drop-in replacement for cPanel? If you ask someone who depends on cPanel that question, they'd most certainly answer with a definitive "no." However, Virtualmin is a very good option for those looking to switch. Virtualmin features: Database management tools Install scripts for CMS, CRM, forums, e-commerce, issue tracking, community, webmail, database management, mailing list management, and more I want to show you how easy it is to get Virtualmin installed on Ubuntu Server 20.04. I'll be installing the Community Edition, but the process for installing the Virtualmin Professional Edition is the same. I do recommend installing the Community Edition first, to see if this tool is the right fit for your needs. What you'll need A fully qualified domain name (I'll be using virtualmin.example.com for this example) How to update and upgrade Ubuntu Server The first thing to do is update and upgrade the server software. One thing to remember, if the kernel is upgraded, you'll need to reboot the server. Because of this, make sure to run the update/upgrade at a time when a reboot is feasible. To update/upgrade Ubuntu, log in to the server and issue the commands: sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgrade -y When this completes, reboot the server (if necessary) and log back in. How to change your hostname Virtualmin wants a fully qualified domain name. That doesn't mean you have to change your server's hostname to an FQDN. For example (and we'll stick with the example.com domain): Let's say you want to use a shorter hostname, like virtualmin. You can do that, and then map the shorter name to the FQDN. Set the hostname with the command: sudo hostnamectl set-hostname virtualmin The above example sets the hostname to virtualmin. Log out and log back in for the changes to take effect. Next, map virtualmin to virtualmin.example.com in the hosts file. Open that file for editing with the command: sudo nano /etc/hosts 192.168.1.211 virtualmin.example.com virtualmin Save and close the file. How to install Virtualmin The developers of Virtualmin have created a very handy installation script. Download that script to the server with the command: wget http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/scripts/install.sh sudo bash install.sh Figure A The installation script has launched and is ready to begin. If you've set the hostname properly, the installation will begin, otherwise, you'll have to manually type the FQDN of the server before the actual install proceeds. The installation will take between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the speed of your hardware and network connection (Figure B). Figure B The Virtualmin installation in action. When the installation completes, you can open a web browser and either point it to https://FQDN:10000 (where FQDN is the actual fully qualified domain name) or https://IP:10000 (where IP is the IP address of the server). You'll be prompted to log in with an account that has sudo privileges. Upon successful authentication, you'll find yourself at the Virtualmin post-installation wizard, where you can tune the installation to better meet your needs (Figure C). Figure C How much RAM is used for the UI and mail domain lookup Enabling ClamAV and Spamassassin Set the database password

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