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How to Install Webmin on Cloud VPS

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You can install a number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS Server with the click of a button.  If you want to host a website with dedicated resources of a full server, try using Webmin.

What is Webmin?

Webmin is a web hosting software written mostly in Perl, designed to be modular to allow developers to create plugins and addons for the software to help in managing their websites and server.

In this guide, we will explain how to create a new server with Webmin’s free edition and how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have Virtualmin using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating a New Webmin Server

Just follow these steps to create a new Webmin VPS:

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

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal from the drop down menu

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 Webmin option from the list of applicatons

Webmin template

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 initial installation.

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

Virtualmin and Webmin Login

Step 8: Login to the Webmin 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

Reinstalling a Pre-Existing VPS with Webmin

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with Webmin 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 from the drop down menu

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.

We always suggest shutting down your server first and then take a snapshot backup of your server prior to reinstalling an application to your server. Reinstalling an application will overwrite all of your server data

Instance Reinstall Location Image

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

Applications Options

Step 6: Click on Webmin option from the list of applications

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

Webmin template

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

Virtualmin and Webmin Login

Step 8: Login to the Webmin 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