Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Any distro with web-based apache setup (including virtual host )?

I'm looking for a solution that makes it trivial for me to a create new apache virtual hosts. By trivial I mean a web-based click-thing that just works.

I've been using Linux for nearly 15 years, mostly for home server solutions and some development stuff for work, so it's obviously no problem for me to do all this manually from command line.

The thing is I don't enjoy repetitive admin tasks which I also happen to not do very often. Effectively I end up googling and spending time on re-learning stuff almost every time i do something admin-ish on Linux, like in this example setting up a new vhost and/or reverse proxy config. Ideally I want to go straight to deployment of the new web site, obviously after a few clicks to setting up apache first.

Having that said, I enjoy researching stuff that I haven't already worked on. I already have an apache server with reverse proxy set up for each vhost, and that was fun setting up - the first few times. Point is that I'm not some sort of newbie that is looking for the easy way out on on a platform where it is expected that you get your hands dirty.

I've seen commersial sites that has a web based dashboards to do this sort of admin work. Does anyone know if there are any distros that comes with this out of the box?

Thank you,


Edit: I intended to post this in the 'distributions' forum, but session timed out before posting this message didn't realize that it had fallen back to 'newbie' forum after logging in again.

Last edited by geirgp; 03-08-2012 at 04:19 PM.
Old 03-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: many
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 2
I'm not aware of any distros that offer that capability. Perhaps you could simply build a script that would install Apache and the configure it the way you want? A script such as this would be trivial for someone of your skill set and you would only need to do it once.

Just a thought...
Old 03-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 16,889

Rep: Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498Reputation: 2498
Virtualmin part of webmin?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to setup multiple SSL on name-based virtual host webservers? chanjay Linux - Server 5 09-21-2011 04:28 PM
RHEL 5 apache name based virtual host not working smch1 Linux - Software 11 07-28-2011 09:33 AM
Name based virtual Host for Apache and Tomcat dinakumar12 Linux - Server 6 06-07-2011 09:12 AM
How to setup name-based virtual host using COMCAST 10.1.10.* network? pching Linux - Server 4 10-01-2009 09:38 AM
Name and IP based virtual host in Apache hifun Linux - Newbie 5 06-17-2009 01:06 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration