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Simplifying Server Administration with Webmin on ServerStadium


For many system administrators, managing server settings and configurations directly through the command line can be complex and time-consuming. Webmin, with its user-friendly web interface, simplifies these tasks, allowing for efficient server management. Deploying Webmin on ServerStadium’s VMs or dedicated servers (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) enhances your control over server administration, making it accessible even for those with limited command-line experience.

Setting Up Webmin on ServerStadium


Step 1: Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Select a Server: Choose a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server based on your requirements.
  2. Initial Setup: Connect to your server via SSH and update the system:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Webmin

  1. Add Webmin Repository:

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb sarge contrib" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webmin.list' wget -qO – | sudo apt-key add –

  2. Install Webmin:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install webmin

Step 3: Accessing Webmin

  1. Access Webmin Panel:

    Webmin can be accessed at https://your_server_ip:10000.

    • Note: You may encounter a certificate warning because Webmin uses a self-signed SSL certificate by default.
  2. Login to Webmin:

    Use your server’s root credentials or another user who has sudo privileges.

Step 4: Configuring Your Server with Webmin

  1. Explore Webmin Modules:

    Webmin offers modules for managing various aspects of your server including user accounts, Apache, MySQL, file sharing, firewalls, networking, and more.

  2. Configure Server Settings:

    Utilize Webmin’s user-friendly interface to configure server settings as per your needs.

Step 5: Secure Webmin

  1. Update Regularly:

    Keep Webmin updated to the latest version for security and functionality improvements.

  2. Use Strong Passwords:

    Ensure that all accounts with access to Webmin have strong passwords.

  3. Consider Using a Firewall:

    Restrict access to the Webmin port (10000) to specific IP addresses if possible.

Step 6: Advanced Configuration (Optional)

  1. SSL Encryption:

    Consider acquiring a valid SSL certificate for Webmin to replace the self-signed certificate.

  2. Customize User Access:

    Customize user access levels within Webmin as required for different administrators or users.


With Webmin installed on your ServerStadium server, managing your server’s various aspects becomes more streamlined and accessible. For more detailed guidance, explore our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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