Installing Webmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Webmin is a fantastic tool for administering many aspects of your server such as users, groups, cron job etc. The greatest part of webmin is that it abstracts much tedious command-line work from Linux server administration.

The first step is to find out what the latest version of webmin is numbered. You can do that by pointing your browser at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/webadmin/files/webmin/

At the time of writing the most recent version of webmin is 1.620 – if there is a more recent version available the adjust the following commands.

Install the prerequisites/dependencies:

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

Get the install file:

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.620_all.deb

Install the package:

dpkg -i webmin_1.620_all.deb

That’s it! You can not login to webmin on https://YOUR-SERVER-NAME-OR-IP:10000