The more information you can pull out through a browser window the less you need a standalone HUD for the server when it is running. You can think of the browser as the UI for the application no matter what you want to do - edit server pages, manage files, investigate logs, do the kinds of things that remote administrators of any system should be able to do. Ideally you could put this server on a postage stamp sized computer with no display, no keyboard and no dedicated user interface other than going over the wire into it's server via it's own provided web pages. There are more and more consumer network devices that function this way and it has influenced me a lot seeing how good that can work. Security for this kind of executive function is currently turned off but I will be implementing it shortly as an OAUTH style token with an expiration date that is drawn from a user table. It was working around 2012 but I turned it off while I experimented with other functionality.