As I've mentioned before, I wish there was a question during the Virtualmin installation process that asked what services the server admin wants Virtualmin to run. I don't use Virtualmin for DNS and mail, so all I want and need from Virtualmin are web and database servers. I don't need BIND or a complicated mail server system set up to send and receive mail; the only thing for which I need mail is for websites that send the occasional contact form submission or subscription confirmation email.
To be clear, I am NOT asking (as has been done many times before) for a way to run Virtualmin on multiple connected servers; I already run my mail server using a different system, and I am very happy with that system. I just want to use my Virtualmin server(s) for nothing but website hosting.
I just installed the GPL version for testing purposes in anticipation of moving my Pro installation to a new server, and used the "minimal" installation, not because the server is short on memory but to minimise the mail components that are installed. This is how I intend to install Virtualmin on my new Pro server. However, BIND is still there, and I'm sure more mail components than I really need.
- How can I completely excise BIND from existence on the server and within Virtualmin/Webmin WITHOUT, of course, breaking Virtualmin and causing errors?
- What mail components can I deactivate and/or remove so that all that's left is the ability for example.com to send the occasional website-generated email?
- And if I didn't have as many of these components as "removed" or disabled as I'd like on the system I'm migrating FROM, how will backing up and re-importing the Virtualmin settings be affected after I've done the above on the target server?
Thanks in advance.