[CentOS] which programming language for server-side admin tasks

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 19:06:22 UTC 2009

Rainer Duffner wrote:
>> I would like to spend some time learning a new coding language, but  
>> specifically for server side admin stuff, i.e. setting up users /  
>> databases / FTP accounts / virtual domains on Apache, etc.
>> I already know PHP, but realize it's not quite suited for this kind  
>> of admin, and I suppose I need to look @ PERL / Python / C++ /  
>> Ruby? / others?
>> Can someone give me some pointers on this?
>> I basically need to write a control panel, with web access for  
>> admins to manage servers, similar to what cPanel / WebMin / Plesk /  
>> etc does right now, but something more customized for our needs.
> The problem is that once you look closely at these kinds of software,  
> you realize that what you're really looking at is an EAI (Enterprise  
> Application Integration) type of task.
> You have different applications, maybe different databases that you  
> need to synchronize and provision.

Webmin takes a somewhat different approach in working more-or-less 
directly with the stock application config files.  Side effects are that 
you can still edit these file directly but the web interface can only 
slightly simplify operations and can't do much to combine what should be 
similar concepts.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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