How to install webmin on ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) server

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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.

We have already discussed how to install ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server now we will install webmin for easy ubuntu server administartion

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

Now you need to dpwnload webmin deb package using the following command


Install downloaded package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.580_all.deb

This will install webmin now you need to access https://ubuntu-serverip:10000

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.

Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen

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24 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    You can also install via Webmin’s APT Repository.


    “All dependencies should be resolved automatically.”

  2. stelios says:

    I didnt test this but shouldnt the dpkg command require only one -i ?

    sudo dpkg –i webmin_1.580_all.deb

  3. Other Matt says:

    Yes, –i did not work for me.

  4. Diego says:

    El comando es:
    This is the correct command:

    dpkg -i webmin_1.580_all.deb

  5. m1 says:

    i believe its a type.. using –i wont work.. use -i instead

  6. gary says:

    Thanks for the instructions. The current Webmin package is now webmin_1.590_all.deb, just fyi.

  7. StarChild says:

    Webmin 1.590 is here with Ubuntu 12.04 support.

  8. cveja says:


    Very usefull

  9. karotte512 says:


    i’ve used webmin_1.600_all.deb instead of webmin_1.590_all.deb

  10. eyecantw8 says:

    Thanks for the instructs. I’ve got it setup just fine but i ran into problems installing squid from the webmin apt’s repository. When i run the squid configuration and point it to the only ‘’ on the server, it’s the wrong one. the webmin ‘cachemgr.cgi’ won’t allow squid3 to initialise properly. I’ve searched the webmin fora and squid fora but nothing about the ‘cachemgr.cgi’. I’d love to have the proper squid3 cachemgr.cgi. If not, then how can I force an install of squid 2.7 instead?

  11. Gary Nowels says:

    Thnks, good instructions. Using Ubuntu 12.04 bitnami stack. Update: Webmin 1.610 –

  12. Mario Rodriguez says:

    Thank you for the instructions !! very concise & precise.

  13. Jesuson says:

    You can always use this link for the latest version

  14. Mikkel says:

    It is now 1.630 as of 23.05.2013

  15. zion_2008 says:

    Excellent instructions. To the point and it all worked at the first try. I totally fell in love with the webmin tool. All you need to monitor your home network and very easy to reach from anywhere.

  16. gkahacho says:

    After I installed “sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.580_all.deb”…it took me back to the prompt and didn’t display the Webmin…what am I missing. This is my first time playing around with Ubuntu Server.

  17. jacob says:

    great! thx

  18. martin says:

    excellent – thanks¬

  19. kaj says:

    how to i login into webmin ie- i want username username and password

  20. Nilanga says:

    Hi guys
    The https address that it displayed does not work in the browser. Can I get some help please?

  21. Santeador says:

    Maybe you can add few lines to explain that you have to allow 10000 through the firewall (if present).

    I think it can be Nilanga’s issue.

    Thank you very much for this useful how to!

  22. Nilanga says:

    Hi, well… I can log in to webmin but not by the server name but by its IP Address… How can I log in to Webin using the Server name?
    Appreciate it very much…. 🙂

  23. austin says:

    I have install webmin on my server but not able to access in browser? How can I do this?

  24. karunaker says:

    Awesome its worked like a charm. Great.
    Thank you

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