Webmin is a web interface for configuring your linux box. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more, and all can be done remotely.  I am new to this and will update more as time goes by.  For now this is rather nice

But first you will need some perl-related libraries required to run webmin

apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

and remember my friend you may need to run the sudo command before installing if you are not running at as root.

Now we need to head over to the webmin website to obtain the install package.  I’m running Ubuntu for my server so I will be using a DEB version of webmin.  Download from the site and ftp scp it over to the server or simply

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.580_all.deb

The above was the most recent version at the time of my initial install and creation of this post

Once you have the package where you need it run the following command to install

dpkg –install webmin_1.580_all.deb

The install will be done automatically to /usr/share/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://<<hostname or ip>:10000/.