In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Webmin on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Webmin is a free control panel for managing VPS. Webmin is a web-based interface that is used to manage the VPS web hosting server. With the help of webmin you can set up a user account, apache, DNS and file sharing, and other actions. Webmin is very suitable for beginners who do not know much about the Unix or Linux command line.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Webmin on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Webmin on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt update apt upgrade apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget
Step 2. Installing Webmin on Debian 10.
First, enable the Webmin repository:
wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib"
Once the repository is enabled, install the Webmin package using the following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install webmin
Step 3. Configure Firewall for Webmin
By default, Webmin listens for connections on port 10000 on all network interfaces. If your server runs a UFW firewall, you’ll need to open the Webmin port:
sudo ufw allow 10000/tcp
Step 4. Accessing Webmin Interface.
Finally, Webmin is installed on your Debian server, launch your web browser and type your server’s hostname name or public IP address followed by the Webmin port 10000:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Webmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Webmin on Debian 10 (Buster) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Webmin website.