Server monitoring is one of the most important aspects of managing a network. Cacti is a free PHP/MySQL script which can monitor everything from process counts to bandwidth, and is fairly easy to setup and use. If you have multiple clients you can even delegate specific access levels so that they can only view the graphs relevant to them.
This tutorial will guide you through setting up and configuring Cacti on a Linux server.
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While the big control panel suites you can install, like cPanel or Plesk, are excellent for large scale deployments or easy system administration, sometimes you just want an interface to quickly carry out complex tasks, which doesn’t require a package as large as cPanel/Plesk.
Webmin, a free and powerful control panel, it easy to install and allows you to carry out administrative tasks in an easy to use browser based frontend. This tutorial will guide you through installing Webmin.
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