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Webmin vs Virtualmin

Webmin and Virtualmin have been around for a long time, and they are known as one of the oldest free control panel’s that still exist today. You may be wondering, what is the difference between Webmin vs. Virtualmin. In today’s post we are going to see some unique differences between the Webmin and Virtualmin Control Panel.

Webmin and Virtualmin has a set of unique features and they have their own advantages are disadvantages when it comes to server management from the web interface.

Here are the key differences between Webmin and Virtualmin:

Webmin: Webmin is primarily used as a Server Management tool.

Virtualmin: Even though Virtualmin is built on top of Webmin, Virtualmin serves a different purpose. It is very popular among users who wants to manage or host their websites on their VPS or dedicated server.

In summary, Virtualmin is used for managing websites (think of it as a control panel for managing websites, such as a cPanel alternative), while Webmin is more of a server management tool (used to manage system related services). In other words – although you could technically accomplish anything Webmin can via the terminal/command line, Webmin allows you to spend less time in front of the Linux terminal with its web interface.

Although Webmin and Virtualmin have certainly been in development for a long time, some may argue that their web interface is a bit dated. If you’re the type that requires a modern/intuitive web interface, you may want to consider another newer alternative – such as CyberPanel.