How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux -

This can be ignored or alternatively you can create Let's Crypt certificate using webmin Webmin -> Webmin Configuration -> SSL Encryption -> Let's Encrypt once you login.

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No need to install lamp. That is not and was never a requirement of webmin, as webmin is based on miniserv.

Lubos Rendek Mod -> Reagan_ConservativeUSA

thanks for pointing this out. The article will be updated shortly.

Reagan_ConservativeUSA -> Lubos Rendek

Thanks .

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo gdebi webmin-current.deb
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Reading state information… Done

web-based administration interface for Unix systems
Using Webmin you can configure DNS, Samba, NFS, local/remote filesystems
and more using your web browser. After installation, enter the URL
https://localhost:10000/ into your browser and login as root with your root
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
Selecting previously unselected package webmin.
(Reading database … 173459 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack webmin-current.deb …
Unpacking webmin (1.890) …
Setting up webmin (1.890) …
Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://mangesh:10000/
as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo
to run commands as root.
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-20) …
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Processing triggers for systemd (237-3ubuntu10.3) …

change advance setting in google chrome the resolved issue.

“You will be prompted for a MySQL administration password. Simply enter it and take a note of it. You will need this password later within Webmin to access your databases.”

Nope! Didn’t happen. Wget is already installed which is great but now theoretically there is a MYSQL password that either needs to be entered before I can proceed OR an unknown password I won’t be able to learn.

I pushed on using nothing but prayer that I would get to my destination… Didn’t happen!

Firefox reports:
Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.
We can’t connect to the server at webmin dot linuxconfig dot org.

Any ideas what is going on?

As an update I discovered an issue with the above instructions:

Reading the Linuxconfig instructions for the terminal method I am given the URL: https:// webmin dot linuxconfig dot org:10000/
This link did NOT work.

With the download method I am given the URL: https:// localhost:10000/
This link makes totally more sense and did work.

As a point of interest the terminal told me a completely different URL at the end of its operation. A URL that involves my unique machine name. The URL provided at the end of the terminal session also worked.

New users can’t post links. Ah, you do know this is the internet? Links are kind of its thing :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, this is just an example. Localhost will work only locally. For a remote access configure your DNS and simple edit /etc/hosts file.