Is there a tool for web based system administration?
I'm working on a few projects at the moment, including working with PHP, ASP.Net and Mono, and wanting to learn Python (in both a scripting and web context).
Although my laptop (Win 7) works pretty well for the development stuff i need, i want to run a Linux server to host my projects on for some proper testing and to make sure that any differences between the Windows and Linux platforms are ironed out (read differences between Mono and .Net framework ;) ).
I've got some old hardware which I'm going to be using as the server and as i have some experience with Ubuntu on the desktop i figured i would give Ubuntu server a go. Installation was fine, and everything's working as expected, but i find the command line a bit of a bind.
My question is: Does anyone know of any nice server management software which can be installed to make maintaining the server any easier. I've already got things like PHPMyAdmin installed which makes managing the MySql server a breeze, but I still have to login to do a lot of the donkey work to keep the server up-to-date etc. Is there any (maybe web based?) software out there that would make maintaining the server easier?