Sunday, 6 June 2010

Welcome to my world, Webmin!

In the ongoing search to make life simpler for everyone, I stumbled across Webmin while reviewing an article on installing Drupal on CentOS.

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.
I am fairly certain I am just scratching the surface here in regards to the uses of this tool but I have to say I am very impressed. So, if you are looking for an easy-to-use web based interface for managing your *nix boxes, install Webmin.

Here is a short how-to for CentOS:

# wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.510-1.noarch.rpm

# yum install webmin-1.510-1.noarch.rpm

Follow the brief post-install guides to get in and I am sure you will love it as much as I did! :)

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