How to Install Webmin on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 21/20

Webmin is a web-based interface for managing Unix like systems. Its provides options to setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. All recent versions of Webmin are under a BSD-like license.


This article will help you to install and configure Webmin on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems. Kindly go through below steps. At the time of last update of this article Webmin 1.730is the latest available version to download and install.

Download Webmin RPM

Webmin rpms are available on its official site. Download it from there or use below command to download. Webmin provide noarch file, so i can be easily installed on any architecture system. Also download GPG key for webmin

# cd /opt
# wget
# wget
Install Webmin Using rpm Command

After downloading latest Webmin rpm, use following command to install or update it. Beforeinstalling Webmin import the PGP key.

# rpm --import jcameron-key.asc
# rpm -Uvh webmin-*.rpm
Access Webmin in Browser

Webmin by default works on port 10000. Access your server on port 10000 using FQDN or IP, and login with username root and system root password.

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How to Start/Stop Webmin Service

Webmin provides an init script to start or stop its service. Use below commands to do it.

# /etc/init.d/webmin start
# /etc/init.d/webmin stop
# /etc/init.d/webmin restart
# /etc/init.d/webmin status

How to Change/Reset Webmin root Password

In order to change webmin root account password use following command. ( Note: It will not change your systems root password )

# /usr/libexec/webmin/ /etc/webmin root secretpassword

How to Change Webmin default Port

If you do not want to run webmin with default port, use below steps to change the default port.

Login Webmin as root >> Webmin >> Webmin Configuration >> Ports and Addresses… you can change port there.


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