Ajenti is a server admin panel program for web administrators. It’s available for Debian (or its derivatives such as Ubuntu), Arch, CentOS, FreeBSD, Gentoo etc. Most of the server administrators prefer command line, that’s usually fast and efficient for setup and deployment, but for monitoring servers, it would be lot easier to use an admin panel like Ajenti, especially if you’re not very good at commands.
Ajenti provides a very nice and easy to use Dashboard for monitoring and controlling servers, you can check resource usages (RAM, CPU graphs and reports), configure firewall, DNS, check logs, install/update packages, analyse network status, create/remove cron jobs, recovery/backup settings and a lot more things (just install the plugins you want to use). It basically provides an elegant GUI for managing servers, in a very easy way. You would probably feel like – using a desktop environment, specifically designed for server administration.
This post will explain about a best application to tweak ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) settings without any hassle.The application name is Ubuntu – Tweak ,it’s version 0.5.7 has arrived along with the arrival with Ubuntu 10.10.It’s designed to be very easy to use and intended to make the administration and application management easier.Ubuntu Tweak has good gui design and it’s available free as an open source software. Continue reading →
Ubuntu Control Center is developed(Inspiration is inherited from Mandriva Control Center) specially for new users or those who are coming from windows XP vista or 7 because it’s purpose is to control the system applications and programs centrally like Windows Control Panel.Since Ubuntu 10.04(Or its older versions) is primarily focused on desktop experience,that’s why the application management and administration may become much easier and more efficient after installing UCC(Ubuntu Control Center).
Install Ubuntu Control Center
step1 : In order to install ucc first you have to install another software(Dependent Software)-Font Manager.You can install font manager by using Gdebi Package Installer.First download the package(e.g font-manager_0.5.3_i386.deb). download Font Manager
Then install it by opening with Gdebi Package Installer or save it to your computer and later double click(Or right click to open with Gdebi Package Installer).It will hardly take few minutes.When it installs successfully then proceed to next step.
step2 : Now you can install Ubuntu Control Center.First download the appropriate package(e.g ucc_i386.deb). download Ubuntu Control Center(ucc)
Then install it in the same manner(described in step1) either by selecting open with Gdebi package installer or by double clicking on it.
You can also install it from the Command line.First Open the ubuntu shell/terminal and then go the directory in you have placed the .deb package.Then Apply the following command to install any debian(.deb) package.
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb
Now you can access it from Applications->System Tools->UCC.One more screenshot of UCC :