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What web based system admin tools are there for Ubuntu? Basically I want to setup a headless server at home and want to make it easy for my family to change some settings. I'm familiar with Webmin but want to see what other options are available.

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eBox (now zentyalInstall zentyal )

https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/ebox.html

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/eBox

Note that Webmin is not supported as it's not compatible with Ubuntu package management:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebMin

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Ajenti is easy to install, easy to use and has powerful tools.

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You can limit what they can access with Webmin. For others looking at this question, check out webmin.

http://www.webmin.com/

Search for "webmin ubuntu" for instructions on installing because it is not a simple apt-get.

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Zentyal

eBox changed its name to Zentyal recently. They will be coming out with a version 3 soon. It has been under quite a lot of development, and is one of the best administration systems in the market. (Its still free as well).

Blog post detailing the name change.

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Depending on what you want on your server TurnKey may be worth looking at. They have different appliances based on Ubuntu 8.04 using Webmin as admin frontend.

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