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Webmin 2.0 released for Open Source web server management/administration

Webmin as a popular open source web server administration/management package which is a popular alternative to cPanel and Plesk has come out with its great “v2.0” version.

From the secure web browser-based interface, Webmin makes it easy to manage Linux servers. This software remains largely written in Perl and under the BSD license. In the two decades Webmin has been used to manage Linux servers, it has focused heavily on maintaining backwards compatibility. beforehand planning roadmaps for Webmin 2.0 going back years, it was about overhauling much of the code and removing much of the legacy support from end-of-life operating systems to support outdated versions of Perl. However, this was not the case for Webmin 2.0.

Originally, the move to Webmin 2.0 would have removed legacy support that has accumulated over the years, but Webmin 2.0 was released this week as a more incremental update over the Webmin 1.xxx releases. Webmin 2.0 now enforces HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) policy for its SSL enabled mode, improved HTTP to HTTPS redirection, support for managing multiple versions of Webmin on systemd-based systems, improved upgrade between minor Webmin releases, theme updates, etc. .

Webmin 2.0 also adds support for AMD CPU temperature reporting in the admin interface as another notable addition.

Some of the Webmin 2.0 fixes include restarting dependent services when the firewall daemon (firewalld) is restarted, preserving service state for Usermin and Webmin during package upgrades, and others fixes.

Webmin 2.0 (v2.000) can be downloaded from GitHub.