Webmin is a web-based interface based on Perl for system administration under Unix-based systems. With Webmin, you can easily set up, via your web browser, new user accounts, manage disk quotas, configure files, control the Apache server as well as MySQL and PHP. In this guide, we will see how to install Webmin on a server running Ubuntu 11.04/11.10/12.04.

Webmin Installation

Before we start, you should first install the LAMP web server on your system. Now follow these instructions to install Webmin on Ubuntu:

1. Open the Terminal and run this command:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

At the end of the file, add these two lines, then save and close:

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

2. Import now the GPG key using these commands:

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

3. Install now Webmin with this command:

sudo apt-get install webmin

Accessing Webmin

To start Webmin, open this address using your web browser:

https://ubuntu:10000/

To login to webmin, you need to use your root account details. If you still haven't assigned a password to your root account, then create a root password using this command via the terminal:

sudo passwd

Enter a new password, then resubmit it to confirm. Then use your root account access details to login to webmin.



To restart Webmin, use this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/webmin restart

That's it!
 
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