Original Thread By DarkUnknown54,
NOTE - THIS TUTORIAL IS ONLY FOR CENTOS 5+. I CANNOT CHANGE THE TITLE... SORRY :C
Webmin is an open source equivalent to cPanel and is capable of operating your VPS through GUI without SSH. It is far easier to install packages through Webmin instead of SSH, though you will still have to install some components or perform some VPS management through SSH. This is just a tool to make your life easier.
To begin, you need an SSH client. A good SSH client is Putty which can be found here. -
PuTTY Download Page
Mac Users: Use Terminal and type in ssh
email@example.com. Skip next step.
After, you download Putty, execute Putty and you should see a field that says “Hostname” or something like that. Type in your VPS’ IP address and port in the field that is after (leave as default if you don’t know).
Mac Users continue here.
You should be greeted with a command line like screen. It should ask you for your username. Type in ‘root’ without the quotes. It is usually ‘root’ but you may need to ask your provider for the root username. Hit enter and it should ask for your password. For Host1Free users, you should go to your panel
(http://126.96.36.199)and login. Set your password by clicking “Root Password” tab and setting it there.
Type in your root password. If no asterisks pop up – DO NOT PANIC, it is normal. Just type it in as if there were asterisks and hit enter. You should be greeted with
yourusername@yourhostname# or something like that.
You need to download the Webmin package onto your VPS so go to the Webmin website to check the most current version. In my case, it would be 1.509 or something like that. So if you’re a lazy bum like I am, just type in my one, but it’ll be out of date, so I do recommend you visit the Webmin website here -
Webminand look for the RPM version.
For those who are looking at the webmin website, you should type in the command:
The x’s mean you need to refer to the version numbers on the Webmin website. In my case, the latest version is 1.509-1 so I need to type in:
Your file should be downloaded in just a few seconds, considering VPS download speed from Host1Free exceeds 1MB/s.
After download, type in:
Rpm –U webmin-x-xxx-x.noarch.rpm
Again, replace the x’s with the version number. For you lazy bums using the version I was, type in:
Rpm –U webmin-1.509-1.noarch.rpm
Make sure you use a capital U for –U otherwise it will NOT work. Wait 10 minutes and voila. You should be able to access your control panel for webmin at