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Install Webmin on CentOS 5.3


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Looking at installing Webmin (FREE) in place of cPanel (EXPENSIVE).



Here is all you need to do to get it installed:



It is good practice to NOT use your root account for server maintenance. So let us create a second root user for these types of actions


login: root

Password:


[root@xyz ~]# passwd


Changing password for user root.

New UNIX password:

Retype new UNIX password:


passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.


[root@localhost]# adduser secondrootuser


[root@localhost]# passwd secondrootuser


Changing password for user secondrootuser.


New UNIX password:

Retype new UNIX password:

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.


[root@localhost]#


[root@localhost]# exit


NOW log back in as su user



login: secondrootuser


Password:


[secondrootuser@localhost]$ su root

Password:





This will install some dependencies.

[secondrootuser@localhost]# yum -y install perl-Net-SSLeay





Go to http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/ and note the latest version



Install the system :

[secondrootuser@localhost]# cd /usr/src

[secondrootuser@localhost]# wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/webadmin/files/webmin/1.480/webmin-1.480-1.noarch.rpm/download (latest version)

[secondrootuser@localhost]# rpm --import http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

[secondrootuser@localhost]# yum localinstall webmin-1.480-1.noarch.rpm





After you've completed the installation, you should be able to access your webmin panel at https://yourhost.com:10000

Log in as root.



Note: If on typing the URL in browser, you get a no page found message. Make sure Webmin is running.



Start Webmin: using command line

[secondrootuser@localhost]#/etc/webmin/start





using your sudo root

[secondrootuser@localhost]#sudo /etc/webmin/start





you can also restart webmin by

[secondrootuser@localhost]#sudo /etc/webmin/restart





Set Webmin to Auto Start on Server Startup.

[secondrootuser@localhost]#chkconfig --level 23 webmin on

[secondrootuser@localhost]#chkconfig --list webmin





Note: if chkconfig is not installed you can install it by

[secondrootuser@localhost]#yum -y install chkconfig

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