May 13, 2009

How to: Webmin Installation Guide

This post is an excerpt from the guide posted on

Install the following packages:

sudo aptitude install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl

Now download the latest webmin using the following command or from here:


Now we have webmin_1.4XX_all.deb package install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.4XX_all.deb

This will complete the installation.

Ubuntu in particular don’t allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.

Now you need to open your web browser and enter the following


If you cannot connect, make sure to add port 10000 to your firewall.

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