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How To Install Virtualmin On Cloud VPS

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You can install an impressive number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS with the click of a button.  If you want to have your own web hosting server for multiple websites, we offer Virtualmin on our cloud services.

What is Virtualmin?

Virtualmin is a domain and web hosting software that lets you set up automation tasks and virtualize individual environments for your websites.  It is an alternative to cPanel or Plesk, and is based on the Webmin web hosting software.

Our guide will explain how to both create a new server with Virtualmin’s free edition, as well as how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have Virtualmin using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating a New Virtualmin Server

Just follow these steps to create a new Virtualmin VPS:

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Create button and select Servers from the drop down menu

Step 4: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications menu item

Applications Options

Step 5: Click on Virtualmin option from the list of available applications

Step 6: Select your server resources, location, and billing cycle, and select Create Server at the very bottom

Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete the initial installation.

Step 7: Go to your Virtualmin server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS:10000

Virtualmin and Webmin Login

Step 8: Login to the Virtualmin server using your root username and password.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Reinstall Virtualmin On a Pre-Existing VPS / Cloud Server

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with Virtualmin installed.  Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it.

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Server you wish to reinstall

Selecting server

Step 4: Click on the Actions button, and then select Reinstall from the drop down menu

Instance Reinstall Location Image

Step 5: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications tab.

Applications Options

Step 6: Click on Virtualmin icon from the list of applications

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete the initial installation.

Step 8: Go to your Virtualmin server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS:10000

Virtualmin and Webmin Login

Step 9: Login to the Virtualmin server using your root username and password.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt