How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

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Webmin is an open source web control panel for managing Linux servers. It enables you to manage the system users, groups, hard disk quotas as well as to install and configure web, SSH, FTP, e-mail and database servers.

With Webmin
, you can configure almost every aspect of the system through your web browser.

This guide explains how to install Webmin on an Ubuntu 20.04 server.


We assume that you have administrator access to the Ubuntu server, either as root or as a user with sudo privileges.

Install Webmin on Ubuntu

Webmin is not included in the standard Ubuntu repositories. Installation is a pretty straightforward process. We activate the Webmin repository and install the package with it apt

The following steps describe the process of installing Webmin on Ubuntu:

  1. First, update the package list and install the dependencies:

    sudo apt updatesudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget
  2. Import the Webmin GPG key and add the Webmin repository to your system’s software sources:

    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] sarge contrib"

    the add-apt-repository Command also updates the package index.

  3. Install the latest version of Webmin by typing:

    sudo apt install webmin

    All dependencies are automatically resolved and installed. Once that’s done, you’ll see the following output:

    Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://vagrant:10000/
    as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo
    to run commands as root.

    The Webmin service will start automatically.

That’s it! At this point, you have successfully installed Webmin on your Ubuntu 20.04 server.

To upgrade your Webmin installation when a new version is released, use the standard apt upgrade procedure.

Adjust the firewall

By default, Webmin listens for connections on port 10000 on all network interfaces. You have to open the port in your firewall so that the Webmin interface can be reached from the Internet. Assuming you’re using UFW, you can do that by running the following command:

sudo ufw allow 10000/tcp

Access to the Webmin web interface

After Webmin is installed on your Ubuntu system, open your preferred browser and enter your server’s hostname or public IP address followed by the Webmin port 10000:


The browser will complain that the certificate is not valid. By default, Webmin uses an untrusted self-signed SSL certificate.

Log in to the Webmin web interface with your root or sudo user credentials:

Once you’re signed in, you’ll be taken to the Webmin dashboard which provides basic information about your system.

From here you can start configuring and managing your Ubuntu 20.04 server as per your needs.


We showed you how to install Webmin on your Ubuntu 20.04 computer. You can now install an FTP server or LAMP / LEMP stack and start managing the services via the Webmin web interface.

To learn more about Webmin, visit their official website documentation

If you have any questions please leave a comment below.