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Old 08-29-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Web Server & Mail Server


Which tool is most popular and useful for configuring Web and Mail Server.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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There's webmin but the best way to configure your web server is to just configure the config file it uses and the same goes for a mail server, all depends on which one your using as well.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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Why is it best to directly configure the config. file rather than using some tool for it.

becuase for configuring directly the config file u have to remember the syntax. whereas through gui which i think u don't have to remember the syntax.

And what about cpane, ensim, plesk, exim etc.

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If your web-interface dies a sudden death ssh is
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:07 PM   #6
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for initail stage how one can remember all the syntax of configuring different types of server. for intial stage gui is best to learn or not??
 
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For learning to swim watching a movie of a dolphin
is best or not?
 
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for initail stage how one can remember all the syntax of configuring different types of server.
You can't, noone can, keep the manual handy and read the comments. Or even better find a tutorial on the net then work through it.

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for intial stage gui is best to learn or not??
If you're interested in learning how everything works then no, you're better off putting more effort into reading the docs and edit the configuration file by hand. Otherwise if you just want to get the service up and running quickly with common settings then the GUI is good.

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