Dear Linux Yogie’s,
if you need to manage Linux Server it can be very useful to be able to manage the server system via a Web-GUI. Webmin is one of the most popular opensource Web-GUI’s out there. In this article I illustrate a hassle free installation on a Ubuntu server. Follow along!
First of all ensure as usual that you Ubuntu Linux server is up to date with the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
or you can combine this like this:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Now that have an up to date installation let go ahead and download the current webmin debian file.
The download doesn’t take long it is roughly only 14mb in size.
Now that the download is done lets install the required dependencies for webmin by running the following command:
Now approve the installation by hitting “y”
The installation process takes a few moment.
All required dependencies should be installed now. Issue the following command to install Webmin.
This process can take some time as well so be patient.
The installation is finished now and as you can see it tells you how you can access webmin now.
Since we are on a Ubuntu system we need to login as the user that we set the Ubuntu server up with. In my case it is itmgr. On my system I enter the following URL to access webmin. https://192.168.69.2:10000
If you see something like this don’t you worry this is just because we use a self signed certificate. It is fine to proceed. Click on the ADVANCED link below and you should see the following:
Now click on the Proceed to 192.168.69.2 (unsafe) link. The IP address will be different on your system so don’t worry.
Finally we see a login screen. Enter your login credentials for your server and click on Sign in.
That is it. As you can see no so difficult. I hope you liked this article. Please register and subscribe to this site. Consider requesting a howto and I will make sure I will write one for you.
Namaste my friends until next time.