How to install Webmin on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

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Webmin is a user friendly and lightweight web-based interface for system administration for linux/unix. running on any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module). webmin allows you to Managing and configure user accounts, Web server, DNS server,Squid server,DHCP server file sharing etc.

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

Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

In this tutorial I’ll shown you how to installing webmin on ubuntu server 12.04, There are two methods for installing webmin. method 1: installing via APT, method 2: Installing manually. before installing webmin You need to install first some perl-related libraries required by webmin:

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime openssl libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

Method 1: Installing webmin via APT

Login as root:

sudo -i

Add the Webmin repository in your ubuntu server with following commands

cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list <<-EOF
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib
EOF

Logout from root:

exit

Import GPG key, Update the source list then install webmin

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc && sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

Method 2: Installing Manualy

Download the latest webmin archive (this might change in time) and choose debian package

wget http://www.webmin.com/download/deb/webmin-current.deb

Install webmin with following command:

sudo dpkg --install webmin-current.deb

to access webmin open your browser and enter:  http://host:10000/

webmin ubuntu server 12.04 How to install Webmin on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

That`s all.

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  • Passionate Pangolin

    As far as I know, webmin is not or no longer advised for Ubuntu and is not in its repositories. More relevant information in the #ubuntu channel on irc.freenode.org. People may want to try zentyal instead, “a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management”.

  • dirtyleo1975

    Quick thing, when executing the last instruction “sudo dpkg –install webmin-current”
    A) make sure you’re in the same directory as the webmin-current file and B) you must add the extension, ie

    “sudo dpkg –install webmin-current.deb” (no quotes)
    hope that will help some of the newbies!

  • nooby

    to access webmin open your browser and enter: https://host:10000/

  • Geof

    Except that Webmin works and Zentyal doesn’t. You have to go around your elbow to do anything database related. I don’t know why people say Zentyal is designed to work with Ubuntu. Perhaps because you haven’t tried to use it in a production environment. I’ll stick with Webmin.

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