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How to start/stop/restart a service in Virtualmin

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With Virtualmin you can start, stop or restart any service on your server with a click of a button! That’s right, you no longer have to know a series of commands to manage services on your server as long as you have Virtualmin on your side. In this article, we’ll cover how to access the necessary interface that allows you to easily manipulate services on your server. This article assumes that you have already installed Virtualmin. If you have not, please refer to the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7). You’ll also need to be logged into Virtualmin and have Webmin access. If you’re not certain how to do this, please refer to the following article which covers this in full: How to login to Webmin. Once you’re logged in, you should then ready to proceed with the rest of this article.


  1. Click on the Webmin section
  2. Click on the System option
  3. Select the Bootup and Shutdown module


Showing the Bootup and Shutdown location


  1. You should now see the Bootup and Shutdown module interface which should look similar to the following



  1. Select the service that you’d like to manipulate by clicking the checkbox next to its name
  2. Select the appropriate action that you’d like this service to do (Start/Stop/Restart)
    1. For the purpose of this article we will be restarting the sshd service



Once the page is finished the loading the service should have completed the selected action. In the case of our example the sshd service has restarted.


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