my VPS with Steadcom has been running for about six months now and for the most part I'm very pleased.
I'm not all that skilled at running it yet, still learning.
First, My email was being blocked by some recipients, I am using sendmail. So I had to change the hostname and the hosts file, and the network file to my domain name, instead of the hostname Steadcom gave me. This fixed the email and it seems receipients are okay with the new settings.
However, whenever I restart the VPS, these files and the hostname get reset. How can I make it so these are not changed... is this something I have to bring up with Steadcom or is it a setting I'm not getting quite right?
Second... my webmin seems to have problems. I can log in, but then sometimes I cannot navigate to the areas I need to, as I'll get a page not found error. I have been stopping and restarting webmin, and that sometimes helps, but sometimes not and I have to restart the whole server. Which I really don't want to do just for webmin. I don't really know webmin that well, either, so would love some help on what I can do about this.
Third.. when I have SSH running I often get Brute Force warnings for a bot or someone trying to log in. So I just stop the service all together. But when I restart, it starts up again. How can I keep SSH from starting unless I need it?
with webmin can I use it to add FTP users to say pure ftpd? and does it work with lighttpd? If I'm thinking about it right webmin just allows us to control the service and modify the configuration files right?
I want to use whmcs with webmin as its a free utility. though i am not getting how to setup a cron job and email piping on the same. I have tried using php -q /var/www/pipe/pipe.php in my scheduled cron jobs in webmin. But it everytime results in an error. Also i have tried using /usr/local/bin/php -q /var/www/whmcs/pipe/pipe.php . But still shows error.
I started using some dedicated server and I have Webmin as control panel. There is also Apache that I turned on and it worked.
But since I didn't find anything to access server via ftp, I searched on net and understood that I need to install some module for it on Webmin.
In list of inactive modules I found Proftpd and install it. And then I made problem: somewhere in Webmin where is administration of users I edited user "ftp" since when logging I went to directory /var/ftp and I wanted to go to /var/www/html.
But when I changed accessing directory from /var/ftp to /var/www/html it didn't work so I again moved to /var/ftp. After that I again couldn't access but noticed in file manager under Webmin that content of /var/www was moved to /var/ftp and previous content of /var/ftp disappeared. I created new directory www in /var and copied in file manager content from /var/ftp but again when access from public address I receive error 403 forbidden. I rebooted system but again same.
I'm planning to operate my own dedicated server and bad news is I'm not much of a technical person. A friend recommends that I can use free Webmin as a front end (control panel) rather than paying for others. Do you think Webmin is suitable for newbie on this front?
I get the following message when installing MySQL in Webmin and in ssh, also with a few other packages. What do I do?Setting up Install ProcessSetting up repositoriesnot using ftp, http[s], or file for repos, skipping - Null is not a valid release or hasnt been released yet.. install failed!