Install Webmin

How to Install Webmin

This tutorial will provide step by step instruction on how to install Webmin on an Ubuntu sever using Apt-Get. Webmin is a Unix administration system great which is great for putting a UI on your cloud server / VPS. It can be particularly useful for getting visual read outs on all of the configurations you’ve made to your server. Webmin is recommended by unofficially Rackspace as an alternative to Cpanel or Parallels / Virtuoso. I wrote this tutorial based on my processes of installing Webmin on my Ubuntu 12.10 x32 VPS.

Installing Webmin on Ubuntu

Open up the sources.list file using nano editor.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines to the bottom of the list.

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

Save and exit

From the terminal perform the following commands.

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

Access your Webmin install by pointing your browser to https://youipaddress:100000

Webmin will require you to put https:// not just http://. If you are using Chrome you will most likely get a security alert, which you can ignore and proceed to the login panel.

You’ll need to login as your superuser, by default Webmin will not allow you to login as the root.