Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Webmin install guide

Webmin is a simple and web based way to manage your linux servers. Those who are less familiar with linux commands, With the webmin tool installed on your linux server, you can manage almost everything using the webmin ui.

With webmin you will get a range of controls over your server like – network interface, firewall, user control, file browser, logs, package update, shell access, etc (almost everything). This step by step guide should work on debian based linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, etc. This Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Webmin install guide is tested on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Webmin install guide (step by step)

Step: 1/4

First install all the required packages for webmin. login as root user and install all packages using below command.

[email protected]:~# apt -y install python apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libnet-ssleay-perl

Step: 2/4

Download latest version of webmin package using curl command. Curl command will download the ‘.deb’ package file from the web to the current working directory.

[email protected]:~# curl -L -O http://www.webmin.com/download/deb/webmin-current.deb

Step: 3/4

Install the downloaded webmin package (webmin-current.deb)

[email protected]:~# dpkg -i webmin-current.deb

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Webmin install guide

Step: 4/4

Open webmin configuration file and allow client ip address or ip range for access. (client computer ip or ip range)

[email protected]:~# vi /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

allow=172.19.20.0/24     //add this line to the bottom of the configuration file miniserv.conf and save//

[email protected]:~# systemctl restart webmin             //to restart webmin service//

Webmin default port will be 10000/tcp, can access the webmin using https and port 10000 ( like https://172.19.20.254:10000 )

webmin on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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  1. mathew 09/04/2019

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