Webmin which is a web based system administration tool for unix based servers . The post will guide you to install latest webmin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server.
The webmin has list of modules to manage the unix / linux servers. One of the well known module is Virtualmin which will talk later on our blog. The person can easily manage the servers through any modern web browser.
Project URL : http://www.webmin.com/
Description of our Lab
Operating System : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server
Arch : x86_64
Webmin version : 1.750
Webmin Port No.: 10000 (Default port number)
Server IP Address : 192.168.122.111 (This is our server ip address)
Follow step by step guide to install webmin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server
Step 1: Install all the dependencies of webmin .
sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python
Step 2 : To install always stable and latest release of webmin, use the following given URL. Here, we will download by using wget command in server.
Step 3 : Now install the downloaded webmin package.
sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb
Step 4 : In this section , we will learn how to manage the webmin service.
To start webmin
sudo service webmin start
To stop webmin
sudo service webmin stop
To restart webmin
sudo service webmin restart
To check status of webmin
sudo service webmin status
Step 5: Set root password of Ubuntu system.
For this you have to become superuser first and set the password.
sudo su - passwd root
Step 6: To access the webmin on web browser before this you should check if webmin service is running or not.
The webmin service should be running in your server. You can get info to start webmin with command line from above given Step 4 command.
The webmin use the by default port no. 10000.
The webmin web interface will open in HTTPS.
Open the web browser and access webmin in https with server ip address followed by 10000 (port no.)
Login with superuser or root of server. If you have not set root password, follow it from Step 5.
Once you login, you will get the webmin panel.
The webmin has many modules available, from which you can manage the servers . These modules you have to install. Virtualmin module is famous and is used for managing your virtual domains, mailboxes, databases, applications, and the entire server, from one comprehensive and friendly interface. About this module we will discuss in our next blog post.