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

Les Mikesell

lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 18:31:23 UTC 2009

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

I can't help thinking that you are just about to repeat all the security 
mistakes those other tools have spent years correcting and that you'd be 
much better off using one of the existing tools or making minor mods.

Having said that, it's really about time for someone to tackle this in 
java - perhaps with most of the details in a backend LDAP database.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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