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How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu Release 12.04.5

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Webmin is a web-based interface for managing a Linux Server. Installing and getting around is very easy. Using any modern browser, its an excellent alternative to linux command line. I as an administrator can easily configure and manage my server. This tutorial outlines in a few commands how to install Webmin.

1) log on to your ubuntu server, su into root

2) edit the webmin.list file in directory below, and add a couple of lines as follows:

command: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webmin.list.

Add the following two lines to the above file:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb
http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

ps: if the above file does not exist, just create it in the same directory.

we save the file, and exit.

3) Now, lets download the Webmin key with the command: "sudo wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc".

4) Add the downloaded key with the command: sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc.

5) then update apt with the command: sudo apt-get update.

6) Now we can install Webmin with the command: sudo apt-get install webmin.

After installing Webmin, launch a browser either on the server or remotely and point it to the IP address of the server:
https://<server-ip>:10000

Notes: command: service webmin start, stop, restart ....do the obvious.

Ubuntu Release: 12.04.5 LTS; Codename: precise

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