Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on.

Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd. The web server and all CGI programs are written in Perl version 5, and use no non-standard Perl modules.

The installation

SSH with putty or other telnet program.

The install is pretty straight forward, just copy and paste in the terminal window with a right mouse button click.

Add the webmin official repository:

Edit file /etc/apt/sources.list,

sudo nano /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

Add the GPG key:

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

Update the sources list:

sudo apt-get update

Install webmin use the command:

sudo apt-get install webmin

Allow the webmin default port “10000” via firewall.

sudo ufw allow 10000

Access Webmin console

Open up your browser and navigate to the URL https://ip-address:10000/. The following screen should appear. Enter the user name and password to log in to webmin console.

To find out the ip adress just type:


See this guide on how to change to static ip adress.


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