Monday, March 15, 2010

How to Install Webmin on Linux Server (CentOS)

Many people are interested in VPS for their personal website and they don't want to waste money on cPanel or they want some cheap solution to manage their VPS through Browser.

I would recommend Webmin for this purpose. Its free and has a lot of features (known as modules) which you can install to improve server's performance, its also low on resource usage. It hardly requires more than 100 MB of RAM (On one of my VPS it is using only 40 MB RAM).

Here is a tutorial on installing Webmin on CentOS 5.

You will need to access your VPS by SSH and you need to have root access (To install Webmin)

Login to your VPS and then give the following commands :

First run :

yum -y install perl-Net-SSLeay

This command will install the dependencies for Webmin.

Then give command :

rpm -i webmin-1.510-1.noarch.rpm

Right now don't worry about the Version as Webmin has a very good feature of upgrading all the softwares on server using browser interface.

If there is no error then Webmin would be installed.

To access Webmin interface goto : http://serveripaddress:10000

Login using Root and then first upgrade all the softwares. Also install Usermin which will help you create users to access mail accounts etc.

To know more about webmin visit webmin website : Webmin

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