I'm using webGUI to do initial configuration and after that I don't really need it. Box just sits on the network busy doing it's job*. It is only when it comes to do a firmware update when I need to log in via web GUI.
My reasoning is, and please correct me if my thinking is flawed, that by disabling web server I could protect my box from somebody exploiting future vulnerabilities in the web server. Plus maybe free up some extra resources.
So is it possible do disable and enable web server from the console? Or is it too tightly integrated with the whole thing. I'm using pfSense as a perimeter firewall, it is doing NAT and acting as a DHCP server for my LAN.
* thanks pfSense team for such a stable product!