Are there any templates or pre-defined configs

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#1 Sun, 11/09/2008 - 19:41

Are there any templates or pre-defined configs

Are there any templates (or exports) of VM configs that can be used as a starting point? I realize many things have defaults, but I have some specific requirements and I'm not sure they are met by the defaults since I don't know what the defaults are.

It would be really nice to be able to go to a directory somewhere, look at a name or readme within a directory and find a common configuration that closely matches my needs. Then I could just make modifications rather than having to learn every corner of this product.

Barring that, are there any resources that can take my requirements and build up a configuration that meets them?

Like many new user's of VM, I probably have greater need that time available to learn a whole new environment.

Can anyone offer any advice?

I've attached a quick look at requirements.

tony [file name=Virtual_Hosting_requirements.doc size=31744]

Sun, 11/09/2008 - 21:41
ronald's picture

The advice I have to offer is to get to know the software.
To be able to successfully run any hosting environment is to know the capabilities and limitations if there are any.

Secondly you can clone the server templates and adjust them to your needs. Also you would be able to create specific files and folders in the /etc/skel

Even if you had mine or anyone elses template, you would still need to adjust it to your needs and environment.

my 2 cents

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 14:07 (Reply to #2)
ronald's picture

there is no need to hack around as the GUI lets you do everything through modules.
Default is a sort of one glove fits all for the shared hosting industry, and many things can be learned quickly from the default server template. just clone the template and put your preferred settings in it, create an account and see how you like it.

It really does make sense quickly, more quickly then studying what someone else has done imo which might not come close to what you want. It is what I did too when I first started with Virtualmin (at that time I also did not know anything at all about linux).

As for memory allocation, default (my guess) means "take what you can only when its needed" but you can put a number in the field to hard limit the max

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 07:37

While I fully understand the need to learn a new product, it would be helpful to have a variety of "configurations" to choose from as a starting point.

As a new user, it is much easier to learn something by taking something that is working and modifying it to suit versus trying to figure out the whole pie at once.

For instance, many settings have "default" and a way to establish a new setting. So where does one learn (or reference) what the default is? If it says "default memory allocation" for instance, how do I know whether the default meets my needs?

This type of scenarios (having established templates to start with) is one of the things that determines a commercially viable product versus a tool for administrators who are happy to hack around till things work.

I was hoping that this would be the tool for my business. Maybe, maybe not.....


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