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Installing Webmin on Ubuntu

Installing Webmin on an Ubuntu Cloud Server
Installing Webmin on an Ubuntu Cloud Server

About Webmin

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. With any modern web browser you will be able to setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, and more.
Webmin will remove the requirement to manually modify Unix configuration files such as ‘/etc/passwd’ and it will let you manage a system from the console or remotely.

1. Logging in as Root.

After you find out your IP address and root password, login as the main user root.

ssh root@

2. Adding Webmin to APT repository

Modify your ‘/etc/apt/sources.list’ file on the system and add the next lines. Open your file with nano.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Use the ‘[Page Down]’ button on your keyboard to get to the end of the file. You could also press ‘Left Alt+/‘.
Afterwards, paste the following lines.

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib
Press CTRL + O to save your changes, and exit with CTRL + X.

3. Installing Webmin’s GPG key

You will have to also fetch and install Webmin’s GPG key where the repository is signed, do so with the commands in the following.

 cd /root
 wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
 apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

4. Installing Webmin

You should now be able to install using the commands:

 apt-get update
 apt-get install webmin

5. Logging in to Webmin

Enter your browser and go to ‘http://your-VPS-ip:10000/’
You will now be able to login as root with your root password or as any user who could use sudo to run commands as root.


Your webmin should now be setup, hopefully this tutorial was helpful.

Updated on December 23, 2018

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