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What is Virtualmin?
Last updated: March 28, 2011
Virtualmin is domain management control panel allowing the user to to manage all aspects of creating and managing virtual hosts.
It is a Webmin module and it supports the creation and management of Apache virtual hosts, BIND DNS domains, MySQL databases, and mailboxes and aliases with Sendmail or Postfix.
Virtualmin can also create a Webmin user for each virtual server, and that user is restricted to managing just his domain and its files. Webmin's module access control features are set up automatically to limit the user appropriately. These server administrators can also manage the mailboxes and mail aliases in their domain, via a web interface that is part of the module.
There are two versions of Virtualmin distributed under separate licenses:
- Virtualmin GPL
This is the freely downloadable version, licensed under the GPL. It is under active development, and contains most but not all of the features of the Pro version.
- Virtualmin Pro
This is the commerical version that you have to pay for. It includes some advanced features not in the GPL version. Customers also get direct access to developer level support, a simplified complete installation script and access to a repository of updated packages.