How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 - A Step by Step Guide

How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 - A Step by Step Guide

From Wendy Heard

In this guide, I will walk you through the process of installing Webmin on an Ubuntu 18.04 server hosted on VSYS Host's Netherlands server. Webmin is a web-based system administration tool that simplifies the management

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How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 - A Step by Step Guide

In this guide, I will walk you through the process of installing Webmin on an Ubuntu 18.04 server hosted on VSYS Host's Netherlands server. Webmin is a web-based system administration tool that simplifies the management of your server, making it easier to configure and maintain. Whether you are new to server administration or a seasoned pro, this step-by-step tutorial will help you set up Webmin efficiently.

Prerequisites: 

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

An Ubuntu 18.04 server hosted on  VSYS Host's Netherlands server.

SSH access to your server.

A basic understanding of the Linux command line.

Step 1: Connect to Your Server To get started, open your terminal and establish an SSH connection to your Ubuntu 18.04 server. Replace [your_server_ip] with your server's IP address.

ssh username@your_server_ip

Step 2: Update Your System It's always a good practice to update your server's package list and upgrade the existing packages to their latest versions. Run the following commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: Download and Install Webmin Now, let's download and install Webmin. We'll start by adding the Webmin repository and importing its GPG key:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line at the end of the file:

deb https://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

Save the file and exit the text editor. Next, import the GPG key:

wget https://download.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Now, update the package list again:

sudo apt update

Finally, install Webmin:

sudo apt install webmin

Step 4: Access Webmin Webmin runs on port 10000 by default. To access the Webmin web interface, open your web browser and enter the following URL:

https://your_server_ip:10000

You may receive a security warning because the SSL certificate is self-signed. Proceed to the login page and log in with your server's username and password.

Step 5: Configure Firewall If you have a firewall enabled on your server, you'll need to allow traffic on port 10000 to access Webmin. Run the following commands to open the necessary port:

sudo ufw allow 10000/tcp

sudo ufw reload

Step 6: Complete the Installation Once you've logged in, Webmin's web interface will guide you through the initial setup wizard. Follow the prompts to configure your server and set up Webmin according to your preferences.

Congratulations! You've successfully installed Webmin on your Ubuntu 18.04 server hosted on VSYS Host's Netherlands server. With Webmin, server administration becomes more accessible, allowing you to manage your server with ease. Explore Webmin's features and customize it to suit your needs for efficient server management.

If you're looking for more hosting options, consider VSYS Host's cheap dedicated hosting services, which can provide you with cost-effective solutions for your server needs. Happy server administration!

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