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I'm subscribing a dedicated server on iWeb webhosting, i'm going to use this server as a test node but still accessible on web, do i need cpanel to configure? since i'm not that good with linux (ubuntu) console. btw, it'll only host my own web server daemon (not apache/nginx) for a single domain.

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No, you certainly don't need cPanel. In fact, even though there's a bit of learning curve to doing everything through the command line, learning to do so is a very valuable skill that you will use through the rest of your career. By letting go of cPanel and doing everything through the CLI, you gain a much better understanding of what is happening "under the covers". This will not only make you a better developer, but will also help you to troubleshoot any issues that come up in the future.

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Thanks, for starter i'll look into webmin to configure everything. –  kar Jun 15 '11 at 1:19
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I don't think webmin was quite what Erik was getting at, but its a step in the right direction –  Mark Henderson Jun 15 '11 at 3:38
    
@Mark - yep. More typing, less clicking. –  EEAA Jun 15 '11 at 4:32

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