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!