Monday, August 15, 2011


Webmin is a program that simplifies the process of managing a Linux or Unix system.

Webmin lets you perform these tasks through an easy to use web interface, and automatically updates all of the required configuration files for you. This makes the job of administering your system much easier.

Some of the things that you can do with Webmin are :

1) Create, edit and delete Unix login accounts on your system.
2) Export files and directories to other systems with the NFS protocol.
3) Set up disk quotas to control how much space users can use up with their files.
4) Install, view and remove software packages in RPM and other formats.
5) Change your system’s IP address, DNS settings and routing configuration.
6) Set up a firewall to protect your computer, or to give hosts on an internal LAN access to the Internet.
7) Create and configure virtual web servers for the Apache webserver.
8) Manage databases, tables and fields in a MySQL or PostgreSQLdatabase server.
9) Share files with Windows systems by configuring Samba.

These are just a few of the available functions. Webmin lets you configure almost all of the common services and popular servers on Unix systems, all using a simple web interface. It protects you from the syntax errors and other mistakes that are often made when editing configuration files directly, and warns you before potentially dangerous actions.

Because Webmin is accessed though a web browser, you can login to it from any system that is connected to yours through a network. There is absolutely no difference between running it locally and running it remotely, and it is much easier to use over the network than other graphical configuration programs.

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