So I am planning to start up a dedicated server. I was originally going to use Plesk but I have been hearing some very bad things about Plesk...
So I have decided instead to get CentOS 3.4 and Webmin.
First off, is installing webmin through SSH (and FTP) challenging?
Second, what is the difference between Virtualmin and Usermin... the webmin demo site is down so I wasn't able to check out any demos.
I am not planning on doing anything commercial (2 websites, teamspeak, and a 10 man game server). The clients for my game server/1 website would like some kind of control panel.
I have heard Plesk is a total resource hog. I liked Plesk originally, but I am on a fixed budget and need to be able to get the most out of my server. Please tell me if I have this wrong.
Also, I have heard Plesk and CentOS 3.4/4.0 don't work well together. Also, running VPS is free with webmin, but costs money with Plesk. I am on a fixed budget here.
EDIT: On second thought (and after I second glance) it looks like I don't need a VPS. This is getting hella confusing
Originally posted by shockuk Sorry, never saw this bit:You may also want to look at http://www.directadmin.com it's alot cheaper than Plesk.
First off, at layeredtech Plesk with 30 domains is cheaper than Direct Admin The price of Direct Admin is so close to cpanel that I'd rather go Cpanel.
Second off, thank you shockuk, you made me go back and look over Plesk... and I dug a little deeper, and found I actually liked alot of the features and they way they were set up better than webmin. I especially like the Help Desk function!
Now the final question: Which is more of a resource hog? Like I said before, I need the most performance out of my server. I am on a very low budget for this server after all.
Now I don't know if anyone is going to bring up "well wait, if you're on a low budget get Webmin and upgrade something on your server". I know I could do that, but I'd rather have a higher quality control panel than a [slightly] higher power server... besides, layeredtech will install Plesk for me, which will make it much easier for me to move stuff onto my new server.