Install and Use Webmin on AlmaLinux 8

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Install and Use Webmin on AlmaLinux 8.

Webmin is a free, open-source application for Linux server administration. If you prefer to manage all aspects of your Linux VPS or dedicated server from a graphical interface instead of the command line interface (CLI), Webmin might be right for you.

How To Install and Use Webmin on AlmaLinux 8

To install Webmin, you must log in to your server as a root user and set up a basic firewall. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8.

Install Webmin on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, you need to add the Webmin repository to your server to fetch the Webmin packages for installation using a single command.

To do this, run the following command:

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo
[Webmin]
name=Webmin  
mirrorlist=https://download.webmin.com/download/yum/mirrorlist
enabled=1
gpgkey=http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
EOF

Then, update your local package index with the following command:

dnf update -y

Now use the following command to install Webmin on your server:

dnf install webmin -y

Check that your Webmin service is active and running on your AlmaLinux 8:

systemctl status webmin

In your output you will see:

Output
● webmin.service - Webmin server daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/webmin.service; enabled; vendor pres>
Active: active (running) since Mon 2022-08-22 04:39:10 EDT; 4s ago
Process: 39567 ExecStart=/usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv>
Main PID: 39568 (miniserv.pl)
Tasks: 4 (limit: 11384)
Memory: 96.4M
CGroup: /system.slice/webmin.service
├─39568 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/mi>
├─39569 /usr/libexec/webmin/webmincron/webmincron.pl
├─41804 sh -c /bin/dnf updateinfo list sec 2>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
└─41805 /usr/libexec/platform-python /bin/dnf updateinfo list sec

Configure Firewall for Webmin on AlmaLinux 8

By default, Webmin listens on port 100000. You can check it using the following command:

ss -antpl | grep 10000

You should see the following output:

Output
LISTEN 0 128 0.0.0.0:10000 0.0.0.0:* users:(("miniserv.pl",pid=39568,fd=6))

Now you need to allow Webmin port 10000 through the AlmaLinux firewall with the following command:

firewall-cmd --add-port=10000/tcp --permanent

To apply the new rules, reload the firewall:

firewall-cmd --reload

Access Webmin Dashboard

At this step, you can access your Webmin dashboard on AlmaLinux 8 through the web interface by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by 10000:

https://server-ip:10000

You will see your Webmin login screen:

Webmin login screen

Provide your root username, and password, and click on the Sign in button. You should see the Webmin dashboard:

Webmin dashboard on AlmaLinux 8

From here, you can configure operating system internals such as users, service or configuration files, and disk quotas, as well as modify and control open source applications such as Apache or Tomcat, PHP, MySQL, DNS, and file sharing.

Using Webmin on AlmaLinux 8

From your dashboard, in the left pane, click on the Tools => Command Shell. You can access your Linux terminal and execute your commands.

Webmin command shell AlmaLinux 8

You can easily create a file or directory and manage the entire file system. To do this, Click on the Tools => File Manager

Webmin file manager

To upload and download any file to your AlmaLinux 8 server, Click on the Tools => Upload and Download from your Webmin dashboard.

upload and download files on Webmin

Click on the Networking => Network Configuration. You should see the network configuration wizard.

From here, you can set up a static IP address, default gateway, hostname, and DNS.

Webmin network configuration

Click on the Hardware => Partitions and Local Disks

From here, you can create and edit your hard disk partitions.

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Install and Use Webmin on AlmaLinux 8.

Hope you enjoy it.

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