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Installing Virtualmin After Already Having LAMP Stack Installed

Is there a way to safely install Virtualmin after already having the LAMP Stack installed?

The reason that I need Virtualmin is that I need to create multiple domain email addresses and create DNS records such as DKIM, SPF, DMARC, etc… I noticed that it’s easy to do this with Virtualmin. I already have Postfix installed as well, but I was advised by Joe who runs Virtualmin that this may be a bad idea, but still possible.

Has anyone successfully installed Virtualmin after installing LAMP stack?

Also, do I really need Virtualmin to create domain email addresses and DNS records or is there a better and easier way of doing so?

Thanks for any support.


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Hi there @AaronEsteban1,

I believe that Virtualmin is a good choice for a server admin panel. However I would recommend installing it on a fresh Droplet as it does some customizations and would not be happy that there are other services already running.

This is also recommedned on the Virtualmin official website:

Start with a freshly installed OS on your server or VPS.

And also they mention the following:

Do not pre-install or pre-configure any additional packages on your OS.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby