Webmin is an application that allows you to manage your machine via a simple web browser: management of sites, services, raid, users, etc. Webmin allows you to administer the features of your dedicated server and the services or applications installed on it.

My new dedicated servers are on Ubuntu and unfortunately, Webmin is no longer available in the repository packages. We will, therefore, see how to perform a basic installation of Webmin on a Debian- based platform.

Installing Webmin on Ubuntu

Here is how to install Webmin on Ubuntu.

First, log in as root on your dedicated server.

To install Webmin on a Ubuntu 16.04 server, we first install some dependencies:

apt-get install -y perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python libwww-perl liblwp-protocol-https-perl

Then enter the following command to add the deposit GPG key to your system:

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

Add the repositories at the end of the sources.list file:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

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

All that remains is to update the package list:

apt-get update

And to install it:

apt-get install webmin

Webmin Configuration

Webmin is used via an internet browser by connecting to HTTPS port 10000. So just type this url in your browser to access your Webmin interface :


You just have to discover the Webmin interface (I will not do any tutorial on it because the possibilities of Webmin are infinite) that will allow you to set up all of your applications and services.

Finally, Webmin has a very large reactive community that provides you with many plugins to meet a maximum of needs. I encourage you to hang out on the official website .