It is a web console and interactive interface to manage server administrator tasks. Webmin interacts with the operating system from a real Linux session in a browser. It is a management and troubleshooting tool to managed system administrator tasks like set the user’s accounts, web server, file sharing, DNS, etc severs. this panel has lots of modules to manage web hosting packages, backup modules, security modules, etc.
Webmin as a Troubleshooting Utility
• Graphs of system statistics in real-time
• Inspecting System Log events
• Changing Passwords
• Check Running Processes
• Disk Quotas
• Software Package Updates
Steps to install Redhat, Fedora, CentOS
If you are using the RPM-based Linux system then the dependencies you have to install. It is an optional dependency. Run below command to install this.
yum -y install perl perl-Net-SSLeay openssl perl-Encode-Detect perl-IO-Tty
Download it from its official download page. The below command will directly download rpm.
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.941-1.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh webmin-1.941-1.noarch.rpm
The rpm command will do the rest of the installation. The web console login username will be set to root and the password of root user will be your current server password. Now you will be able to login to web panel at local machine through below command. You can also access it with your hostname or IP of your system’s. Just replace the localhost with your IP address.
Steps to install on Debian, Ubuntu
We will install on Ubuntu or Debian based system through apt repository.so you have to first add the line through below command.
deb https://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
Download the GPG Key and install through some below commands.First we will go to root home directory and download the GPG key file .
cd /root wget https://download.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
Now add this file into current path.
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
Below command overwrites the symlink with the correct files .
apt-get install apt-transport-https
Now run below two command then your will get your installation done. first update command will download all package information from all configured sources and next command will install web panel.
apt-get update apt-get install webmin