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Re: Installing perl modules via webmin

by jdtoronto (Prior)
on Sep 13, 2003 at 13:07 UTC ( #291244=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Installing perl modules via webmin

I have not used Webmin at all, but a similar, and seemingly just as simple facility is available on WHM/Cpanel http://www.cpanel.net. Whilst I have not looked, I suspect that Cpanel uses the CPAN interface becuase much of Cpanel is coded in Perl.

jdtoronto


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Re: Re: Installing perl modules via webmin
by phydeauxarff (Priest) on Sep 13, 2003 at 13:14 UTC
    we had looked at cPanel for our company, but I thought it was more of a a webhosting management platform to allow end users to self manage their sandboxes rather than a system administration tool like Webmin

    After reading this, I might have to go back and give cPanel a second look

      On my several computers running SuSe Linux, I have found everything I wanted worked by doing the following. First, search and see if it is available as RPM on Suse Disks and use Yast. Then, if it is not on Suse, goto CPAN and do the perl -MCPAN -e shell, then Install WhateverModule works great.

      If it ain't broke, I don't believe in fixing it... So I stick with Yast and CPAN. If I was on a different distro, I would start with a similar approach.
        I agree with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra...but I am also open minded and will listen if someone comes to me with a fresh idea....even it if is only long enough to dismiss the idea as not for me. ;-)

        But I suspect I am going to remain in the same camp as you...on Debian I can pretty much get anything I need pretty quickly with apt-get install someapp.

        combine that with CPAN and you have a lazy admin's dream

      Cpanel is part of a two headed monster - WHM - Web Hosting Manager is the part used by the admin. Now of course, for real sysadmins it is a bit of a joke! But for those, like me, who are not sysadmins but are thrown into the job, it is a godsend. It manages many aspects of Apache, Bind, module provisioning, system security and account management for hosting

      Cpanel IS the user level interface and gives control over the users creation and management of MySQL databases, email, webmail and includes rudimentary file management. It reduces support costs by allowing users to do a lot without having to call tech support and have them do it!

      For general hosting machines I use WHM/Cpanel, it is reasonable cost and certainly does speed up the management of a hosting operation.

      For other machines I use Sugarbox ( http://www.inter7.com ) with vpopmail and vwebmail. This allows me to use my preffered Qmail mail server, but only on machines where there are no other users.

      jdtoronto

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