There is a new version of this tutorial available for Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish).

Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) - Page 4

This tutorial exists for these OS versions

On this page

  1. What Next?
  2. Some Other Quick Tips
  3. Final Note

What Next?

After logging in you get the following welcome screen.

Webmin Welcome Screen
Welcome Screen

The main functions are self explanatory. If you need help with webmin there are documents to be found at:


Some Other Quick Tips

After the installation if you want to access webmin from any machine in your network edit the /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf file.

sudo vim /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

Change the "allow" option:




If you want to restrict webmin access to your network or a particular computer, you can also do that here. After changing the setting you will need to restart webmin.

sudo /etc/init.d/webmin restart

Final Note

Some people prefer not to use webmin as they feel it adds extra overhead and takes up too much memory. The average modern server is unlikely to notice webmin but as it does not need to run continuously. If you need it it is a handy tool to have but after you have used it you can always shut it down when it is not needed.

sudo /etc/init.d/webmin stop

And when you need it again ....

sudo /etc/init.d/webmin start

This ensures it doesn't use any extra processor cycles or memory if your server is running hard already.


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