To scale up my website and apps, I recently moved from VPS to Dedicated Server hosting.
The dedicated servers are undoubtedly more powerful than VPS, but they also come along with their own problems of managing. I chose to go for a un-managed server to keep the costs low. And with the new server, the search for a ‘perfect’ control panel started.
At first, I tried the Sentora Control Panel – but it had lot of limitations. I listed the limitations in my previous post here.
Thankfully, I stumbled upon Virtualmin. I read a lot of blogs to find the right panel. I must thank some blogs like this one and this one that did a fair amount of comparison of different control panels – and I feel both of them have underrated the Virtualmin.
Virtualmin can literally (and I mean it) perform ALL the tasks that a server administrator has to do – without knowing any linux commands. Everything is managed by a really nice (bootstrap enabled) Web UI.
Infact it provides so much flexibility (and options) for managing the server that sometimes it may scare away a beginner.
I tried to Open source version which comes for free (to keep my costs low) and I can vouch that this open source version is sufficient for all kind of tasks.
In my next blog, I will list some of the important customization and settings one must do to get things up and running.