Webmin Installation on Ubuntu 22.04: A Complete Guide
Posted January 7, 2024 by Josh ‐ 2 min read
Webmin is a web-based interface that simplifies the management of Unix-like systems.
Welcome to KeepItTechie, where we delve into the world of Linux and help you step into the tech field. I’m Josh, and in today’s article, we’re going to explore how to install Webmin on Ubuntu 22.04. Webmin is an invaluable tool for managing Unix-like systems, and it’s especially useful for those who are just beginning their journey in Linux or seasoned administrators looking for a more intuitive interface.
Webmin is a web-based interface that simplifies the management of Unix-like systems. It allows administrators to handle tasks such as managing users, disk quotas, services, and configuration files through a user-friendly interface. Webmin also supports the management of popular open-source applications like BIND DNS Server, Apache HTTP Server, PHP, and MySQL. Its comprehensive features make it an excellent tool for both beginners and experienced users.
Step 1: Update Your System
Open a terminal and update your system with the latest packages:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
Step 2: Install Required Dependencies Install the necessary dependencies for Webmin:
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget -y
Step 3: Add the Webmin Repository
Import the Webmin GPG key and add the repository:
wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib"
Step 4: Install Webmin
Update your package list and install Webmin:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install webmin -y
Step 5: Accessing Webmin
Open your web browser and navigate to https://your_server_ip:10000. Log in with your system’s root username and password, or with a user that has sudo privileges.
Step 6: Configuring the Firewall
If you’re using UFW, allow access to port 10000:
sudo ufw allow 10000
Congratulations on successfully installing Webmin on Ubuntu 22.04! With Webmin, you now have a powerful tool at your fingertips for managing your server. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced admin, Webmin can significantly enhance your server management experience. If you have questions or want to share your experience, feel free to drop a comment below. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe to KeepItTechie for more Linux tips and tricks. Stay curious and keep exploring the world of tech!