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10 favorite web based administration tools

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What are your favorite web-based admin tools? After you look through this list, tell us about your own favorites.

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14 comments
ivo_yordanov
ivo_yordanov

Hello


At my company I've been using a program called IntegriaIMS it's an opensource ticketing and administration program. I've managed to install it on any operating system with no problems. If you'd like to learn more here's a link:http://integriaims.com/

Regards
Ivo Yordanov

mpaignigiannis
mpaignigiannis

the best IT management tool - spiceworks.com with ticketing and history --excellent the mapping feature a little itchy...

Jackraymond
Jackraymond

ValleySpeak Project Server a Best Web Based Project Management Software Tool, Provides Calendar Management, Timesheet Management, Issue Tracking, Risk Management, Document Management, Discussion Forums, Project Portfolio Dashboard and Integrated Project Reporting For FREE, So ValleySpeak Project Server is also one of the Worlds Best Software Tool to Manage the Projects FREELY. http://www.valleyspeak.com/

jon4t2
jon4t2

I like SWAT, but it has one nasty flaw, authentication with remote sites is via clear text (user name and password). I solved this problem by running Webmin on the server and opening SWAT from inside Webmin. Webmin's secure.

Photogenic Memory
Photogenic Memory

That SQL Buddy really looks fun! Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for posting, Ms. Frye.

gjs1
gjs1

Rather than force a slideshow to learn names of tools, could you have given a quick table like the following? (Please feel free to correct any mistakes in the table.) Then one could zero in on needed tools. ********cPanel: cPanel is one of industry standards to turn a standalone server into a power-house, automated hosting platform: http://www.cpanel.net/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- ********CUPS interface for print server: http://www.cups.org/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- eGroupware is one of more powerful open source groupware tools & has one of best interfaces to administer individual components: http://www.egroupware.org/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- ISPConfig: From single web interface you can administer multiple servers, multiple domains, & multiple clients; http://www.ispconfig.org/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- phpLDAPadmin: Web-based tool makes administration of LDAP data easy: http://phpldapadmin.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ------------------------------------------------------------------- phpMyAdmin is to MySQL what phpLDAPadmin is to LDAP; From single entry point, you can manage current databases & create new databases http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php ------------------------------------------------------------------- If you had any trouble installing phpMyAdmin, and you are desperate for a web-based MySQL administration tool, try SQL Buddy: http://www.sqlbuddy.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- SWAT: If you have a SAMBA server (or SAMBA installed on desktop), SWAT can manage SAMBA from any machine via web browser: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/SWAT.html ------------------------------------------------------------------- Webmin lets you add/remove many modules that can administer almost any possible service; This tool lets you control what services are started on the machine & even manage clustering (if available): http://www.webmin.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Wordpress blogging tool: http://wordpress.org/download/ -------------------------------------------------------------------

Gis Bun
Gis Bun

Should this really be considered? For the title "10 favorite web-based administration tools" I'd expect actuasl system or network administration toold. Not this.

pgit
pgit

Webmin serves itself up on port 10000 over the network. If firewalls allow you can log in to any remote system running webmin over the LAN with a web browser. That's probably why people call it a 'security risk.' If you can access webmin you pretty much have the whole system at your mercy. But one needs the root password to log in. So just don't hand out root passwords to any non-admin types. Webmin is indispensable, for me, ftp, samba, ssh, squid... you name it, it's a breeze in webmin. Great learning tool as well.

olujab
olujab

Having used Quest ARS server for years, if properly configured, the web based management interface is way better than any of the listed tool in this article.

pgit
pgit

I don't believe webmin by itself is secure. It is if you access it over ssh. When you shell in you're at a terminal, so I become root (su -) then open a browser, and point to webmin. Of course if the LAN segment is well secured there's much less risk to anything on that segment. It depends mainly on who has access to any machines on that network.

lk_bellsouth.net
lk_bellsouth.net

Thanks for all the hard work on the post. I appreciate it. For the authors that prefer the slideshow presentation, my recommendation is to please also offer a .PDF file of the article. This format can be downloaded and retained for future reference, which is much preferred over having to stop when scanning articles and manually make all the notes that are necessary. For the "slideshow only" authors I have a tendency to simply skip over them.

jkozura
jkozura

I have been using it since it came with Caldera Linux. It works with practically any version of Unix/Linux. www.webmin.com

RipVan
RipVan

I read at work and don't have time to flip pages. Then again, maybe it is our locked down IE, which puts up window after window of "Do you want to allow this?" Each time you filp a page. (And don't get click happy, or you navigate away from the page by accident.)