Installing Webmin

Installing Webmin

If you are looking to set up a Ubuntu or other linux server but you don’t have a lot of experience with command line then Webmin is a great tool to have. Installing an OS with a GUI is great but it does add overheads. Webmin is a excellent alternative to a headless server such an an AWS EC2 instance. You can install Webmin by following just a fe short steps and editing a single configuration file.

1. Get access to the system either physically or via SSH.

2. Run the command Sudo apt update which will update your server package index

3. Next we need to add the in Webmin repository so that the OS knows where to look for the application files. We need to modify the sources,list file by typing sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

4. Scroll to the end of the file and add in deb sarge contrib

5. Save and exit the editor by pressing CTRL+X and the Y

6. Now we need to add in a security key so that the OS knows the repository. You do this by running the following command
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add

7. Run sudo apt update command again

8. Run sudo apt install webmin

9. Once this has completed you can access the Webmin interface via https://your_server:10000 via the root user or any other user account with sudo access.