gmcoffi
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gmcoffi

Graphic User Interface

May 14, 2017 520 views
Control Panels CentOS Debian Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04 CoreOS FreeBSD

Hello,

I have no experience using command lines.
Do you have a solution "control panel" with a Graphic User Interface so I can visually install, run my droplet without command lines?

  • GM
3 Answers
jtittle1 May 14, 2017
Accepted Answer

@gmcoffi

There's a number of control panels you can use, both free and commercial, such as cPanel, VestaCP, Plesk, and various others -- none of them, however, remove the need for the CLI.

You still need basic server management skills to manage a server as a VPS is much like a dedicated server in that you're in full control and things like server security, server optimization, etc -- these would be things that you would need to take care of since DigitalOcean is un-managed.

https://cpanel.com/

https://www.plesk.com/

https://vestacp.com/ (open source / free)

If you prefer a free control panel, VestaCP would be the one I'd recommend. It's pretty lightweight and it works well.

Between Plesk and cPanel, on the commercial end, I'd recommend cPanel based on my experience with the two.

webmin
Web-based interface for system administration for Unix (PKGNAME: webmin / ver. 1.840)
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, the server aplications and so on. You can install and update packages to your system over the webinterface and manage your files.

Is the best tool for me, ideal for remote and headless servers.

Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/master.passwd.

WWW: http://www.webmin.com/

To install the port on FreeBSD: cd /usr/ports/sysutils/webmin/ && make install clean
To add the package on FreeBSD: pkg install webmin

Thank you!
I appreciate your answer - Free is always good.

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