Webmin on Ubuntu

This tutorial shows how to install the latest version of Webmin in Ubuntu Linux from its official repository.

As you may know, Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

To get started, login your remote server and follow the steps below:

1. Run below command to edit the source file:

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Press i on keyboard to start editing the file and add this line into the end:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

Press Esc to exit edit. Shift + : and followed by wq to save the changes.

3. Now execute command to download and install the key:

$wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

4. After that, you can always use below commands to install the latest version of Webmin:

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install webmin

Finally in your client’s web browser go to the webmin login page https://ubuntu-serverip:10000