Greetings, all. I seldom have clients who use a dedicated server (as opposed to shared hosting) for web hosting, but have one right now (for a Drupal site) with an "unmanaged plan"-- LAMP config. I am not a system admin, and I really do not like using shell access and command line -- but will if I must. I prefer the added security and convenience of MyPHPAdmin for managing databases, and love having a control panel for the other stuff. Besides, I think that not having these tools is limiting to the client (a nonprofit), who then must always have available someone knowledgable about using shell access. With something like CPanel, they could do their own regular backups, for example; and are not so stuck if they find themselves in between webmasters. The development firm who has contracted me to assist with the Web admin of the site, and has asked my advice about managing the server: should they add GUI management software or move to a shared account. I always believe in doing what is best for the project/client, not what is most convenient for myself. Ideas? Thank you. T.y.m.e.