We often encourage our users to use software which is better, and does things in a standard way. When it comes to control panels we prefer Virtualmin. It works with the distro you are using and the packages that come with it rather than setting up things in its own odd way and tieing you into using strange configs that lock you into using it.
Also it imports from all other platforms nicely (cpanel, plesk etc) which is handy to those who are locked into a lot of the more overpriced web panels. But the best thing yet is that its a reasonable price, in fact the GPL version is free and fully functioning!
By default it uses FCGI for PHP, which is a great option, however we had a customer who was struggling to keep ram usage down so wanted to convert to mod_php which was slightly faster and used less memory. Since he had more than a few domains this could have been painstaking, in fact it was until i emailed one of the creators of Virtualmin.
Not only did i get a great response, but i got it within minutes!
I had wondered if Virtualmin had a command line interface, and thus asked if there was any command line way i could do it, i got this reply.
Yes - you can use the command :
virtualmin modify-web --domain whatever.com --mode mod_php"
You can combine this with a shell loop using the output from :
virtualmin list-domains --with-feature web --name-only
Something like :
for dom in `virtualmin list-domains --with-feature web --name-only`; do virtualmin modify-web --domain $dom --mode mod_php done
I modified this somewhat so i had an exclude list and then went with it. I think perhaps I should have put a sleep in there somewhere, the load went rather high for some time :)
[root@hostname ~]# virtualmin usage: /usr/sbin/virtualmin [args..] or: /usr/sbin/virtualmin help Available commands : Backup and restore ------------------ backup-domain Backup one or more virtual servers list-scheduled-backups Outputs a list of scheduled backups restore-domain Restore one or more virtual servers Virtual servers --------------- create-domain Create a virtual server delete-domain Delete one or more virtual servers. disable-domain Temporarily disable a virtual server enable-domain Re-enable one virtual server migrate-domain Imports a virtual server from some other product modify-domain Change parameters of a virtual server move-domain Change the owner of a virtual server unalias-domain Convert an alias domain into a sub-server. unsub-domain Convert a sub-domain into a sub-server. list-domains Lists all virtual servers. notify-domains Send email to some or all virtual server owners. validate-domains Check the configuration of virtual servers enable-feature Turn on some features for a virtual server disable-feature Turn off some features for a virtual server modify-dns Change DNS settings for virtual servers modify-spam Change spam filtering and delivery settings for a virtual server modify-web Change a virtual server's web configuration modify-mail Change mail-related settings for some domains resend-email Re-send the signup email for a domain Mail and FTP users ------------------ create-user Create a mail, FTP or database user delete-user Delete a mail, FTP or database user modify-user Change attributes of a mail, FTP or database user list-users List users in a virtual server list-available-shells List all shells for use with domain owners and mailboxes list-mailbox Dump inbox email for one user Mail aliases ------------ create-alias Create a new mail alias create-simple-alias Adds a mail alias to some domain, with simple parameters delete-alias Delete a mail alias list-aliases List aliases for a virtual server list-simple-aliases Lists mail aliases in a simple format for some domain create-simple-alias Adds a mail alias to some domain, with simple parameters list-simple-aliases Lists mail aliases in a simple format for some domain Server owner limits ------------------- disable-limit Removes access to some feature or edit capability for some virtual servers enable-limit Grants access to some feature or edit capability for some virtual servers modify-limits Changes the owner limits for some virtual server modify-resources Changes resource limits for some virtual server(s) Extra administrators -------------------- create-admin Creates an extra administrator for a virtual server delete-admin Deletes an extra administrator from a virtual server modify-admin Updates an extra administrator for a virtual server list-admins Lists administrators belonging to a virtual server Custom fields ------------- list-custom List custom fields for virtual servers modify-custom Modify custom fields for a virtual server Databases --------- create-database Creates a database for a virtual server delete-database Deletes one database import-database Adds an existing database to a virtual server list-databases Lists databases for some virtual server modify-database-hosts Adds or removes an allowed MySQL host for some or all domains Reseller accounts ----------------- create-reseller Create one reseller account delete-reseller Delete one reseller modify-reseller Modify attributes for an existing reseller list-resellers List existing resellers Script installers ----------------- install-script Install one third-party script delete-script Un-install one script from a virtual server list-scripts Display script installed into some virtual server list-available-scripts List known scripts Proxies and balancers --------------------- create-proxy Adds a per-directory proxy to some domain delete-proxy Removes a proxy balancer from some domain list-proxies Lists web proxy balancers in some domain PHP versions ------------ delete-php-directory Remove any custom version of PHP for some directory set-php-directory Set the version of PHP to run in some directory list-php-directories List all directories in which a specific version of PHP has been activated SSL certificates ---------------- list-certs Output the certificates for some or all virtual servers. generate-cert Generate a new self-signed cert or CSR for a virtual server. install-cert Replace the SSL certificate or private key for a virtual server. Virtual server templates ------------------------ create-template Creates a template for use by new domains. delete-template Removes one virtual server template. get-template Outputs all settings in a template. modify-template Changes one or more settings in a template. list-templates List available templates for new domains Account plans ------------- create-plan Creates a new account plan for use with virtual servers. delete-plan Removes one existing account plan. modify-plan Modifies an existing account plan for use with virtual servers. list-plans List available account plans for new domains Other scripts ------------- change-licence Change a system's Virtualmin license key change-password Changes the password of some Virtualmin user. check-config Run the Virtualmin config check check-connectivity Checks the external accessibility of virtual servers. copy-mailbox Copy mail from one location to another, perhaps converting formats. create-redirect Adds a web redirect or alias to some domain create-shared-address Adds an IP address for use by multiple virtual servers delete-redirect Removes a web redirect or alias from some domain delete-shared-address Removes an IP address that can be used by virtual servers disable-writelogs Disable logging via program enable-writelogs Enable logging via program get-dns Output all DNS records for a domain. get-ssl Output SSL certificate information for a domain. info Show general information about this Virtualmin system. licence-info Show license counts for this Virtualmin system. list-bandwidth Shows bandwidth usage for some domain over a date range list-commands Lists API scripts available list-features Lists features available when creating a domain list-php-ini Show PHP variables for some or all domains. list-redirects Lists web redirects and aliases in some domain list-shared-addresses Lists shared IP addresses for virtual servers list-styles Lists all configuration templates lookup-domain-daemon A background process for looking up user details. modify-php-ini Changes PHP variables for some or all domains. run-all-webalizer Run Webalizer reports for all virtual servers search-maillogs Searches mail server and procmail logs set-spam Change the spam and virus scanners for all domains test-imap Checks if IMAP login to some server works. test-pop3 Checks if POP3 login to some server works. test-smtp Checks if the mail server can RCPT to some address