Reduce memory use by virtualmin

Hi there!

Is there any way, once Virtualmin is installed, to change back some of the configurations that are asked during the install from ‘daemon’ to ‘on demand’ (like, for example, spamassasin) , so I can reduce the amount of memory my server is using?

Thanks :smiley:


Yeah, disabling services that you don’t need is a great way to have more RAM available for services you do need.

You can disable services in Webmin -> System -> Bootup and Shutdown.

For things like SpamAssassin and ClamAV, you can then go into Virtualmin -> Email Messages -> Spam and Virus Scanning, and set them to use the standalone scanner, rather than the server-based scanner.


If you’d like to be presented with those config questions again like after the install, you can make that wizard re-appear by editing /etc/webmin/virtual-server/config. Look for the line “wizard_run=1” and change it to “=0”.

Thank you both :smiley: