Webmin is a server management GUI, I like it because even though it is a GUI it gives you complete control of your server. It can also allow you to cluster all your servers together. You can use it for a lot of different things/ I have actually used to build NAS servers and Cluster them so I can manage them from one location. Here is how to install it:

If you are building on a VM. Please ensure you are using a valid ISO file to install from. Usually you will want one of the OS ISOs. If this is a RPi Device use RPi imager to burn to a SDCard.

1 – Put the OS on an SD Card and insert in to the device.
Remove the SD Card and plug it back in we have some things we need to do before we boot the pi with it.

Open File Explorer

Open cmdline.txt with a text editor

The Above can be copied and pasted into this file I always put it at the start of the line:

ip= cgroup_enable=cpuset cgroup_enable=memory cgroup_memory=1 swapaccount=1

Next we need to open the config.txt

sudo nano -c config.txt

# This will disable WiFi and Bluetooth #

# dtparam=audio=on

### Add on the last line after the [all] section This makes sure 64bit is used ###

2 – Once booted ssh into the VM/Device (ssh user@ip_address_here)
3 – sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade
4 – sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York

Install on a VM or Device
Install needed software
5 – sudo apt -y install software-properties-common apt-transport-https gpg
Get the Webmin key installed:
6 – sudo curl -s https://download.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc | gpg –dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/webmin.gpg >/dev/null
7 – sudo nano -c /etc/apt/sources.list
Copy and Paste the following into the above file
deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/webmin.gpg] http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
8 – sudo apt update
9 – sudo apt -y install webmin

This concludes this tutorial, If you need help or need to ask questions feel free to do so. You email us here Support. Thank for stopping by, have an awesome day!

By Michael Cooper

30 years in IT last 15 as a Senior Systems Engineer. GO BUCKS!

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