Virtualmin – web gosting and cloud computing control panels

Virtualmin is an open source domain hosting and website control panel, which offers the ability to create and manage many domains and is available in both open source and commercial versions. Manage your virtual domains, mailboxes, databases, applications, and the entire server, from one comprehensive and friendly interface. It is based on Webmin.

Virtualmin supports CentOS, RHEL, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux, and FreeBSD.

There are two versions of Virtualmin, a freely distributable version released under the GPL, and a commercial version released under a proprietary license which includes additional functionality.

Features include:

  • Four ways to manage a server: Web, command line, mobile device and remote API.
  • Easy to install and update dozens of web applications, including blogs such as WordPress, CMS like Joomla and Drupal, wikis including MediaWiki and DokuWiki.
  • Simple WYSIWYG HTML editor in the File Manager application development frameworks like Ruby on Rails and Django.
  • Complete, simple to use, remote and command line API. Flexible and open API for creating third party modules.
  • Email management:
    • Multiple email accounts.
    • Antivirus – on a per-user and per-domain basis. It uses ClamAV.
    • Antispam – on a per-user and per-domain basis with automatic spam clearing. It uses the popular SpamAssassin.
    • Forwarders.
    • Mailbox quota.
    • DomainKeys.
    • DKIM – a standard for signing email messages so that the recipient can verify the sender’s email address. This allows recipient mail servers to detect sender address forgery, which is often used by spammers to avoid sender domain blacklists. Virtualmin uses a milter to implement DKIM signing and verification.
  • Automatic DNS slave configuration features – automatically manage any number of DNS slave servers.
  • Supported Backends:
    • Web server:
      • Lighthttpd.
      • Apache.
      • Nginx – a lightweight webserver that supports most of the functionality of Apache, but is faster and uses less memory.
    • FTP server:
      • PureFTPd.
      • Vsftp.
      • ProFTPd.
    • Mail:
      • Dovecot.
      • Courier.
      • Sendmail.
      • Postfix.
    • Database (with the option of using remote databases):
      • PostgreSQL.
      • MySQL.
    • Programming languages:
      • PHP.
      • Perl.
      • Python.
      • Installation and management of the Django web application development framework, and installation of new Django applications from the Install Scripts interface.
    • Support for setting up Ruby on Rails in a virtual server.
    • Optional mode for PHP Pear.
    • Optional mode for Ruby Gems.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Virtualmin, Inc
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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