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GUI for Apache Web Server

mwildin1
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Hi, I have just started using Linux (SuSe 9.0) and I am trying to set up a test PC as a web server running Apache 2.

I have played around with Windows web servers before and got used to using Internet Information Server. I just wondered if anyone knows of a good GUI that can be used to administer Apache which is similar to this?

After some searching, it is becoming apparent that most Linux users prefer not to use a GUI for this and hence there does not seem to be many available. I have had a look at a few which are not really what I am looking for (webmin, essentia, tkapache).

The only GUI I have found to be similar to IIS, offering an admin interface that allows configuration of the FTP and Web Server, is the Sun Cobalt Server Management interface which can be seen at - http://faq.clic.net/cobalt/en/ . The trouble is, I think this will only run on the Sun Raq servers.

Does anyone know of a similar interface that I could run on SuSe Linux? Pleeeease.
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I would second kenfcamp suggestion on Webmin.  the trick is you need to have perl installed (which suse may had it by default).

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I'm telling you ... just get in dirty with the config file.  


Tell me what you need ... and I'll help you with the config file.  I'll explain it to you, and you'll be able to replicate it in the future.  Then you'll be better off than having the knowledge of someone's 'half-fast' GUI tool.

-tcmv
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Webmin!
You installed Linux so don't expect to see Windows interfaces...
Webmin allows you to easily configure most basic options via a pretty simple form based interface and also allows you to dig in deeper by editing the configs directly. Update, restart, add virtual hosts, and much more, actualy anything from anywhere.
Whether you like it or not, once you've chosen to use Apache, you will need to understand a bit more than you did with IIS. This understanding will help you get the best out of it.

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Thanks to everyone to posted advice to my question. tcmv and kenfcamp, I have split the points between you. While I will eventually have to get used to editing the config file directly, I have installed and am using webadmin to assist me for now. tcmv, I will probably contact you in the next week or so for some advice on setting up the config file if that's ok.
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