I'm a programmer, and I like to create some website by my own (php, or asp.net).
Until today, have manually configured the VPS servers that I've bought. (So for instance for an Ubuntu VPS, I install and manually configure users, lamp, ssl, firewall, etc) with sometime a lot of pain using command line and bash.
Are Plesk and /or cPanel (or any other tool in that category) a smarter way to do that? So Can I forget how to configure and manage an empty (newly installed) VPS and just let Plesk or cPanel doing the job?
For job I intend: install and configure LAMP stack, new hosted websites and linked users, ssl, firewall, backup?