How To: Install Webmin on Ubuntu Linux

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.Currently There is no Webmin package in the Ubuntu repositories.This tutorial will explain how to Install Webmin in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

You can install webmin for your server web interface to configure apache2, mysql, FTP servers and many more.
Now we will see how to install webmin in Ubuntu 8.10

I have only a minimal system installed, so some packages are missing and have to be installed before webmin itself can be installed.

Login to the console and execute the following command. This will install the missing packages

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

No we can download the latest version from

sudo wget

Now we have webmin_1.441_all.deb package, install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.441_all.deb

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


That’s all, folks!

5 thoughts on “How To: Install Webmin on Ubuntu Linux

  1. Any chance it manages cron as well? I couldn’t tell from the screen shot at the site.

    I forget the name of the last admin interface i installed for Ubuntu server was but it had a ton of overhead. This seems more light weight.

  2. Hello
    Am new to ubuntu…I have installed wubi installer for ubuntu and now trying to install webmin…i have followed steps seen on your site but couldnt install.It says that..Errors while processing…so can u plz help me out from begining

  3. “Errors while processing…”. Well, do you really think that this is enough information for an error analysis? How could I help if I do not even know what you have done before this message occurs on your screen …

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