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#1 Khevin


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

Original Thread By DarkUnknown54,



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
. 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 Haphost users, you should go to your panel
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
# 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 So if you’re a lazy bum like I am, just type in my one, but it’ll be out of date, so I do recommend you visit the Webmin website here -
and look for the RPM version.

For those who are looking at the webmin website, you should type in the command:

Wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-x.xxx-x.noarch.rpm

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:

Wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.509-1.noarch.rpm

Your file should be downloaded in just a few seconds, considering VPS download speed from Haphost 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


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