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Webmin is a free and open-source Linux and Unix server administration program. This system configuration tool is administered in a web browser. You can easily edit configuration files, run commands to create accounts, set up a web server, manage email forwarding, and more. Webmin’s initial release was in 1997.

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely


  • Create, edit and delete Unix Accounts on your system.
  • Export Files and Directories to other systems with the NFS protocol.
  • Set up Disk Quotas to control the amount of space available to users for their files.
  • Install, view and remove Software Packages in RPM and other formats.
  • Change your system’s IP address, DNS Server settings and routing configuration.
  • Set up a Linux Firewall to protect your computer or give hosts on an internal LAN access to the Internet.
  • Create and configure virtual web servers for the Apache Webserver.
  • Manage databases, tables and fields in a MySQL or PostgreSQL Database Server.
  • Share files with Windows systems by configuring Samba Windows File Sharing.

Source: Webmin’s Introduction page

Webmin Dashboard

Webmin Dashboard


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