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In our previous article we explained how to install a LAMP stack on your own server.  Now we will take this further by installing Webmin.  For best results, it should only be installed on a fresh, clean Operating System.  There are two methods:

Manual install:

1. Log in to your server and access terminal as root. Once you are logged in, run the following command to install all dependencies:

apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

2. Run the following commands to download Webmin:

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.680_all.deb

then install by running this command:

dpkg --install webmin_1.680_all.deb

The install will automatically be done to /usr/share/webmin with the administration username set to root and the password your current root password.

You should now be able to login to Webmin at the URL http://localhost:10000/. Or if accessing it remotely, replace localhostwith your system’s IP address.

Webmin APT repository

If you want to install / update Webmin via APT, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file on your server and add these lines:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

Fetch and install the GPG key with which the  repository is signed:

cd /root
wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

You can now install using the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install webmin