One of the first tasks a server administrator will have to perform to setup a web server is to install apache with mysql and php support (LAMP – Linux Apache Mysql Php). In this tutorial we will use the hostname server1.example.com with the IP address 192.168.0.1. These settings might differ for you, so you replace them where appropriate.
Dear customers, friends and blog followers, in this article I am going to show you the basic steps for a clean installation of cPanel/WHM in the most simplified steps. What I will mention below is applicable to any VPS or dedicated server that runs CentOS 4.x/5.x, has minimum 512mb Ram and more than 4GB hard disk available. cPanel is, indeed, a powerful platform, but demanding as well in terms of resources.
cPanel is software that provide an interface to help website owners manage their sites (FTP, Email accounts, statistics), while WebHost Manager (WHM) automates server management tasks for server administrators. cPanel makes it very easy for the hosting company to give the client total control of their website without the requirement of providing full server access. cPanel has lots of advantages and disadvantages but we won’t go through them as it is not of this article’s focus. You can read more about pros and cons of cPanel on this article here….
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. As many of our VPS and Dedicated Servers customers are not interested in a commercial Control Panel to administer and manage their account, they choose Webmin. In this article I am listing down the 4 basic steps to get Webmin…