In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Webmin is a free control Panel for managing VPS. Webmin is a web based interface which is used to manage VPS web hosting server. With the help of webmin you can setup user account, apache, dns and file sharing and other actions. Webmin very suitable for beginners who do not know much about the unix or linux command line.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Webmin on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First you need add Webmin official repository and make sure that all packages are up to date.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
And add the following lines:
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib
Fetch and install the GPG key:
sudo wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
Step 2. Installing Webmin.
Install Webmin with the following command:
apt-get install webmin -y
Now, allow the Webmin default port via a firewall:
sudo ufw allow 10000
Step 3. Access Webmin.
Finaly, we can access the webmin panel using our web browser. Webmin use 10000 as its default port. Type this into our URL address web browser. https://ip-address:10000 then login as super user or root access priviliges. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 and 10000 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Webmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Webmin control panel in Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Webmin web site.