Manage your Server with Webmin

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.

Download webmin current debian file
Download webmin current debian file

The download doesn’t take long it is roughly only 14mb in size.

Webmin current download progress
Webmin current download progress

Now that the download is done lets install the required dependencies for webmin by running the following command:

Command to download and install dependencies
Command to download and install dependencies

Now approve the installation by hitting “y”

Approve download and install of dependencies
Approve download and install of dependencies

The installation process takes a few moment.

Finished download and install of dependencies
Finished download and install of dependencies

All required dependencies should be installed now. Issue the following command to install Webmin.

Install of Webmin current package
Install of Webmin current package

This process can take some time as well so be patient.

Install progress of webmin
Install progress of webmin

The installation is finished now and as you can see it tells you how you can access webmin now.

Finished webmin current install
Finished webmin current install

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

Access webmin page SSL Certificate error
Access webmin page SSL Certificate error

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:

SSL Certificate error Proceed
SSL Certificate error Proceed

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.

Webmin Login page
Webmin Login page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally we see a login screen. Enter your login credentials for your server and click on Sign in.

Webmin system information page
Webmin system information page

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.