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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.

 

[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.[/notification]

 

[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.[/notification]

 

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.

 

[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt [/notification]

 

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.

 

[notification type=”alert-danger” close=”false” ]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[/notification]

 

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

 

[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.[/notification]

 

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.

 

[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt [/notification]