The following commands can be used to install Webmin 1.610 on CentOS 5.8. Make sure you’re logged in as root and then follow the steps below.
Select a temporary directory to save the download to. We will only use the downloaded file once so it’s pointless keeping it.. free up space and put it in /tmp!
Begin the download of Webmin using wget:
Install Webmin by unpacking the archive:
rpm -Uvh webmin-1.610-1.noarch.rpm
Done! You can now login to your fresh installation of Webmin by heading to http://hostname-or-ipaddress:10000 using the root username and password.
- If you don’t have a server to try this on I’d recommend DigitalOcean hands down – virtual servers start from $5 a month
Update: 08/03/2017: The following guide was originally written many moons ago for installing the Virtualmin GPL (free) control panel on CentOS 5.8 x86, however it will work exactly the same on the current version of CentOS (7.0).
The following guide will assume you are logged into your CentOS machine via command line, ready to enter the following commands.
First you will want select a temporary directory to Virtualmin installation file to. We will only use the downloaded file once so it’s pointless keeping it, so to free up space and put it in /tmp!
Download the Virtualmin GPL installer:
Run the installer:
The installer will then launch and prompt you to approve if you’d like to proceed. Simply type “y” and press enter and the installation process will begin.
After a short while you will see a message saying the installation has been completed. You will then be able to login to installation of Virtualmin by heading to https://hostname-or-ipaddress:10000 using the root username and password.
Once logged in you will then be guided through a final configuration process, once completed the installation will be complete and ready for use. Another guide will be written soon to explain how to configure Virtualmin.
- If you don’t already have a server to try this on check out DigitalOcean, they offer reliable good spec servers starting from $5 a month
- Depending on your CentOS installation you may get an error message about the Perl package being missing. To resolve this run the following command in terminal and then relaunch the installer: