i have stumbled upon these GUI tools that could help you manage your linux server through a web interface.
ebox, webmin, ispconfig, zivios, ispcp, plesk, cpanel etc.
i wonder what the pros and cons are with these solutions.
a lot of people is saying that they are not as good as using pure command line (ssh) to manage your server.
but i think thats yet another "linux are for advanced users" talk.
i agree that a lot of things may only be done with the command line by editing directly in the configuration files. but i don't really want to do that every time and for everything. especially basic configurations these could manage.
its like not having phpmyadmin for managing mysql. it would be a pain in the ass right?
so if one wants to throw up a web server serving a php site oneself developed and wants all the usual stuff up and running (mysql, phpmyadmin, svn, webdav etc) is these tools the right way to go? and for more advanced features, one just use the terminal like old days. is this a smart way of managing a linux server?
and which one would you choose? have you used any of these and could share your thoughts about them?