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Webmin runs as a service. Using webmin, you can administer other services and server configuration using a web browser, either from the server or remotely.

From the webmin website

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.


Webmin requires perl-net-ssleay to enable access via https.

To install the latest versions of Webmin, and perl-net-ssleay, run

pacman -Sy webmin perl-net-ssleay


To allow access to webmin from a remote computer, edit /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf to include your network address. (Note - is there by default)


The above example allows all computers on the network to access webmin.


Start webmin

/etc/rc.d/webmin start

Include webmin in the DAEMONS=() section of rc.conf to start it on boot.

DAEMONS=(.. vsftpd webmin ...)


In a web browser, enter the https address of the server with the port number 10000 to access webmin - for example: -or- https://myserver.example.net:10000

You will need to enter the root password of the server running webmin to use the webmin interface and administer the server.