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How to install Webmin on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Mandriva, SuSE

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Webmin is a FREE web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on.

Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd. The web server and all CGI programs are written in Perl version 5, and use no non-standard Perl modules.


The installation of Webmin is very easy. You can do it in a few easy steps.

Using RPM:

  • Log in to your server (ssh) as root
  • Download the latest RPM from
  • Run the following command:
    rpm -U webmin-xxx.noarch.rpm
  • Don’t forget to replace the xxx with proper characters. It will vary on each version. You may simply write rpm -U webmin- and then enter the TAB key twice to get name suggestion from shell.

Using YUM repository:

If you like to install and update Webmin via RPM, create the /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo file containing :

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You should also fetch and install my GPG key with which the packages are signed, with the command :

rpm --import

You will now be able to install with the command :

yum install webmin

All dependencies should be resolved automatically.

The rest of the install will be done automatically to the directory /usr/libexec/webmin, the administration username set to root and the password to your current root password. You should now be able to login to Webmin at the URL http://localhost:10000/. Or if accessing it remotely, replace localhost with your system’s IP address.

rpm -U webmin-1.480-1.noarch.rpm

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