Install How To on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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#1 Sat, 03/19/2011 - 12:39

Install How To on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Ok here is a complete install instruction for Webmin and Virtualmin from the ground up on a clean Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I am using Amazon EC2 so if you have not done so register at You will also need Putty and puttygen

I have selected an AMI instance from in the eu-west-1 region for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with an Elastic block storage (ie it is not lost when the server terminates) and using 32 bit server here is the ami: ami-311f2b45

Launch this in the EC2 management tab in I have used a t1.micro instance which is free with this ami (at the time of writing) When it is running note the Public DNS name like: - I will assume this example name

You will need to save you private key locally and generate a suitable version of this private key for use with putty using puttygen

Open the Standard Security Group to your IP address for all ports or at least TCP 22 EC2 | Security Groups | Inbound add your IP address with TCP port 22

Now configure putty to login into your new EC2 instance:

Connection | SSH | Auth: browse to the location of the private key file you generate

Connection | SSH | Tunnels: Source port: '9000' and Destination: 'localhost:22' if you want to use ftp

Session | hostname:

Session | Saved Sessions: My EC2 Server

Save Open Accept the security certificate warning

Webmin Install [See for more details]

at the command prompt in putty:


gunzip webmin-1.530.tar.gz

tar -xf webmin-1.530.tar

cd webmin-1.530

sudo ./ /usr/local/webmin

[use the default values and record your password]

cd ..

sudo service webmin status [is webmin running?]

sudo apt-get install php5

sudo apt-get install apache2-suexec-custom

sudo vi /etc/apache2/suexec/www-data

[use 'i' to enter edit mode and change the first line to /home then hit 'esc' and type ':x' to save and exit]

Login in to webmin your browser admin and your password

Update all packages and modules click the following in Un-used Modules and follow the instructions to install them: Sendmail Dovecot IMAP Apache PHP5 Configuration BIND DNS Usermin MySQL

Update all packages again in the System Information

Virtualmin Install

Servers | modules for Apache, BIND, Postfix and MySQL to ensure that all those servers are installed and running. If you prefer postfix, it may be used instead of Sendmail. Go to the Webmin Configuration module and click on Webmin Modules

using the urls in

install virtualmin and virtualmin theme:

Select from ftp or url

Leave other options at default an install modules

Webmin Configuration module, click on Webmin Themes and install the downloaded theme above

Usermin Configuration module, click on Usermin Themes and install the downloaded theme above

You will now have a Virtualmin and Webmin menu item in the top of the browser

Webmin | Servers | Sendmail | Sendmail M4 Configuration: Add FEATURE(`virtusertable') and rebuild the module

Webmin | Servers | Apache | Global Settings: Enable modules: suexec, actions

Webmin | Servers | Sendmail | Network Ports: remove hyphens from default port names and add an external port number and check authentication and disallow ETRN if you want one

Virtualmin | System Settings | Features and Plugins: Disable module webalizer reporting

System Information | System Info Re-Check and refresh configuration

This should now provide you with a working virtualmin and webmin platform ready to configure.

Hope this works for you.