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Version 1.420 working on a production server
Developer(s) Jamie Cameron and the Webmin community.[1]
Initial release October 5, 1997 (version 0.1)
Written in Perl
Operating system "The best supported systems at the moment are Solaris, Linux (Red Hat in particular) and FreeBSD"[2] and other supported OSes.
Available in English, Catalan 93%, partial translations
Type Control panel
License BSD-like license
Website http://www.webmin.com/

Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows [1]. With it you can configure many operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services, configuration files etc., as well as modify and control many open source apps, such as the Apache HTTP Server, PHP, MySQL etc.

Webmin is largely based on Perl, running as its own process and web server. It defaults to TCP port 10000 for communicating, and can be configured to use SSL if OpenSSL is installed with additional required Perl Modules.

It is built around modules, which have an interface to the configuration files and the Webmin server. This makes it easy to add new functionality. Due to Webmin's modular design, it is possible for anyone who is interested to write plugins for desktop configuration.

Webmin also allows for controlling many machines through a single interface, or seamless login on other webmin hosts on the same subnet or LAN.

Webmin is primarily coded by Australian Jamie Cameron[1] and released under the BSD license.


Related software

Webmin can be expanded by installing modules, which can be custom made. Aside from this, there are two other major projects that extend the functionality of webmin.

1. Usermin presents and controls a subset of the features available in Webmin, such as webmail and other user-level tasks, rather than administrator-level tasks.

2. Virtualmin, which is a domain hosting and web site control panel, which gives the ability to create and manage many domains and is available in both Open Source and commercial versions.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Introduction to Webmin. Official Webmin website. Accessed 11-Feb-2007.
  2. Supported Operating Systems. Official Webmin website. Accessed 11-Feb-2007.

See also

External links

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