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18 February 2012

How to install webmin on ubuntu server (dedicated or local)

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration in Unix/Linux server. Using any web browser you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, MySQL, file sharing and a lost more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix/Linux configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely by using web browser. This post is to help you to find easy steps how to install webmin to ubuntu server.

Install webmin on ubuntu server

We have already installed ubuntu server, now we will install webmin for easy administartion.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

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

Save and exit the file

Now you need to import GPG key

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install webmin

sudo apt-get install webmin

When its done you should see something like this in you console:
Webmin install complete. You can now login to http://serverip:10000/
as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo
to run commands as root.

Now you can access webmin by using http://serverip:10000/ once it opens you should see login screen.

Have fun.

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