AnthonyCaesar

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Does cPanel/WHM work for basic file and date storage (not web hosting)?

Is anyone out there using it for these purposes? If not, then what control panel can I install for to do basic file and data storage?
 

AnthonyCaesar

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Exuse my ignorance, But for right now I still dont understand what that would involve. I know you always make good post Chirpy, and you are usually extremely helpful so please forgive me.
 

Lyttek

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Webmin is a browser-based management tool for Linux. It's free. If all you're needing to do is basic file-sharing, webmin would give you a decent graphical front-end to work with, similar to what cpanel would do.
 

xerophyte

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chirpy said:
If all you need is FTP access, then plain Linux with (optionally) webmin should be more than enough.
Like chripy said, you don't need cpanel, if you wanna just share files and store them.

Cpanel has many hosting related server application bundle with it, you might not them, i would just setup good ftp server, samba or any other network file system and install webmin.

if you are considering webdav you might need apache too


Mixing webmin with cpanel will break the system, because both heavily modify the configuration files for the server application, which will break the server applications.


hope that helps
 

Boriskag

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Agreed with all the above posts.. ;)

Simply install a linux distro with minimal settings installed. Install Pure Ftpd, Proftpd is good too, but it's slower.

Thats basically all you need.
 

AnthonyCaesar

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this has absolutely helped. the server i have setup for this is a dual - dual core w/ 4GB of ram is that over kill.
 

Pyro411

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:) it's way overkill unless you want to hammer an OC3

I had a 3200+ up w/ 1gb ram that was barely getting touched CPU/Ram wise running NcFTPd that could burry a DS3 *cough* it did once because I forgot to turn off anony access... oops

Depending on your FTP Server "pure-ftpd/vsftpd/proftpd/ncftpd/etc" you could get away with a P3 933 & 128mb to 256mb ram easily unless you want to host alot of data w/ alot of concurrent connections.