Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How to install Webmin on Lubuntu 16.04

In this article i'm going to show you how to install webmin on lubuntu 16.04, first of all what is webmin? webmin is a web based user interface for managing services on linux.

What kind of services are we talking about here? well, pretty much all services such as web server, database server, mail server, networking, firewall, etc. 

There are lot of things that webmin can do, you just have to see it for your self, basically using webmin can do anything just like an administrator should be.

Webmin is built entirely using perl and have it's own web server which by default running on port 10000, even though you are not an administrator, i don't see why you won't benefit installing it on your machine, this tool is amazing.

Unfortunately webmin does not exist on the lubuntu/ubuntu repository, so to install webmin on lubuntu we need to download the debian package of webmin and then install using dpkg -i command.

Step by step how to install webmin on lubuntu 16.04
  • install required package for webmin
  • sudo apt-get install libauthen-pam-perl
    sudo apt-get install libio-pty-perl
    sudo apt-get install apt-show-versions
  • download webmin debian package version 1.8.20
  • install webmin using dpkg -i command
  • sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.820_all.deb 
  • open webmin on the web browser, the pattern is https://[hostname]:10000/, for example my computer hostname is 'michael-laptop', so the url should be something like https://michael-laptop:10000/

Once installed you can go to url of webmin and then login with username and password of your computer, and you want to login with your root account for sure, so that you can control the whole thing.

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