We use Webmin on several of the older boxes at work, where I mostly do website development and client support on our cPanel servers. I was really excited to find out about Virtualmin, so I had fun setting up an old PIII 800mhz 512ram sandbox server with CentOS, Webmin and Virtualmin GPL rpm’s. I have never built a box from scratch, so I was really surprised that it really was “Voila, Webserver”. I got DNS, email and 2 domain working very quickly using the info on your forum, FAQ’s and Wiki. It’s LAMP for Lamebrains. Thanks!
Now I’m ready to build something more serious for my close clients, non-profits and personal sites.
Here’s what I’ll be running:
~ 20 virtual hosts
[ul][li]3x Joomla CMS[/li]
[li]3x phpBB with around 10,000 total users[/li]
My bandwidth for all of these sites combined is in the neighborhood of 250 gb/mo.
The sites are on various hosts, all of which I will dump with the exception of a Dreamhost nonprofit account that the most important site is running on. I’ll keep that account for offsite backups and would also like to use it as a mirror/failsafe incase my local blows up.
Here’s my “ultimate setup” question. I will have no problem getting the server up and running, but what do I need to turn on, turn off, install, and configure staying mainly within Web/Virtualmin?
I will be getting:
[ul][li]Dell PowerEdge 1750[/li]
[li]DUAL Pentium 4 2.8GHz Xeon[/li]
[li]4GB ECC DDR[/li]
[li]3X146GB w/Onboard PERC ARRAY controller[/li]
[li]Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet[/li][/ul]
This will be co-lo’d at my work on our dual redundant DS-3’s.
I’ll be behind a m0n0wall configured by my sysadmin, but want to run everything else on my box.
Can Squid help me running on this box? If so, can you be specific about config and deployment?
How can I achieve a mirror to the Dreamhost account? (Duh, I know nothing, I’m assuming I just use them as backup nameservers? How to synchronize the db’s? – not too worried about session state, just data redundancy and availability of sites & forums)
My sysadmin is a bonafide Linux brainiac, so no worries if I get in too deep.
Pimp my ride. <br><br>Post edited by: PlayGod, at: 2007/09/19 15:54