Virtualmin: 1 user multiple sites can this be done?

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#1 Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:54

Virtualmin: 1 user multiple sites can this be done?

This has been solved yes you can using sub servers<<

I plan to run a few sites here at home on my Ubuntu 14.04 server.

What I want to run is say 3 or more outbound virtualhosts using a dns provider so where mydomain is my host with there server that serve different content sites and communities.


I will also be running internal servers for testing and various things.

eg: server.local site1.server.local site2.server.local etc

I have currently webmin, usermin and virtualmin installed.

I know how to configure virtualmin basically to give me a mainhost with the sub sites from a test box and I know how to do the above.

The thing is though, I have a server and main user on it called server and was hoping to run all the sites under this user or a single web administrator but from what I saw of virtualmin is each top level site whether its a outbound DNS name or my own internal server.local site I need to create a separate user to run that site under.

The thing is I don't really want to create a separate user each time I create a top level site, its fine and recommended for security if I'm letting others manage sites but for 1 real person I don't want to end up with 7 or so different users for myself who is going to be the only main admin for all these sites.

It will be confusing and a pain all the changing between users and relogging into the server to manage all the sites.

Is there a way I can make virtualmin run with 1 main user for multiple sites? even via a plugin or something.

I want the flexibility of virtualmin with creating sites and mysql databases etc and scripts etc but at the same time I want it to be easy to manage when I'm the only one thats going to be managing it.

Update: I have just worked out I can create a new user a server 'webmaster' and all sites running under that user that still have there own individual dns names.

Its a slight work around but does my needs perfectly as I group everything together into a non sudo user which is safer for my system in the long run.