Install WEBMIN to Graphically Administer Your Linux Server

Although Red Hat includes all tools and packages required for system administration ,One of the popular system management tool available under Linux and UNIX is called Webmin. It works with a Graphical environment within your browser.

Webmin provides a variety of functionality for administrators, especially for those who want to manage multiple servers at work. Installing Webmin can be useful for a wide variety of reasons some of which are:-
  1. Easy to setup user accounts and configuring quota and rights etc  
  2. Setup Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more with ease 
  3. With Webmin you do not need to manually edit Unix/Linux configuration files like /etc/passwd.
  4. Helps you manage a system from the console or remotely.
If you like to check the modules included in a standard edition you can have a look here

Installing WEBMIN:-
Step by Step Guide 

1. Go to the Webmin site at and download the latest webmin software suitable to your Linux distribution in my case its CentOS so i downloaded the noarch.rpm whose version is 1.490 .

2. Install the Webmin RPM package using rpm –U. (specify the name of the RPM package file.) 
 # rpm -U webmin-1.490-1.noarch.rpm
3. The Webmin package will determine the operating system version being run, and then install its contents. When installation is finished, you will be presented with a address that you should put in a web browser like mozilla firefox  to log in to Webmin as root .

4. Point your browser to http://yourservername:10000 and log in using the root account and its password, . Set yourservername to be the name of the server as described by the Webmin installation message.

5. Go have a  look around with Webmin, explore and see what options are available to you.


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