Ubuntu is the most popular desktop Linux solution, and because of this, many system administrators have become comfortable using it even on the server. Ubuntu does offer a server edition, and it is just as powerful and useful as any of the other Linux server distributions. This brief guide will explain how to install Webmin, a powerful graphical system administration tool, on Ubuntu.
1. Drop to the console or login to your remote server via SSH
2. Install the following dependencies with this command:
sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python
3. Download the Webmin Debian package with:
(or whatever the URL for the current version is at webmin.com)
4. Install the package:
sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.620_all.deb
You should now be able to access webmin at your ip address at the port “10000”. For example, if your ip address is 192.168.2.1, you should be able to reach it at:
You should now be able to login to webmin with any user that has root or sudo privileges.