How to Install Webmin Modules
Webmin is a free, open-source control panel that is a fantastic alternative to cPanel! Coming in with a number of different features, one of its greatest advantages is the ability to install different modules that can help meet your needs and also enable you to easily manage your websites or applications with just a few simple clicks!
With Webmin modules, you are not restricted by complex command-line commands and you don’t need to be proficient in Linux system administration! But with their help and the control panel’s easy to use and intuitive interface, you can effortlessly manage anything from your server’s DNS records to your website’s content, email accounts and much more, allowing you to automate your entire hosting experience!
You can select from many different types of modules. There are system management modules that let you manage your server’s software and network connections.
Additionally, you can also find web hosting tools that you can use to configure your hosting account, domains, databases, DB users and email accounts.
You can also find application modules that you can utilize to download, configure and install popular CMS systems like WordPress and Drupal, which is quite useful for those without prior experience when it comes to operating a hosting account.
Finally, there are also free and premium security modules that you can make use of to protect your website or application from different attacks. Combine this with your provider’s DDoS protection for extra security for your server!
IMPORTANT: While there are a number of different modules that you can choose from, both paid and free, it is important to only get modules that you are going to be using! Installing too many modules can have negative effects on your control panel! You should also carefully choose the sources from which you download modules! Always make sure to keep your modules updated!
How to Install Webmin Modules (from local and uploaded files, URLs, repositories)
Once you have chosen the Webmin modules that you want to install, you need to decide which installation method to use. There are four main ways to install Webmin modules from - local uploaded files, from a URL, repositories and third-party sources.
There are both advantages and drawbacks for each installation type so there are quite a few things that you need to consider before you decide on an installation method.
How to install Webmin modules from local files
The first method you can use to install a module is from a local file. In order to get a module up and running for your Webmin, you need to first download it to your server and then install it through the control panel.
Here’s how to do it!
Start by going to the website of the Webmin module you wish to install and download its files to your server.
Next, log into your Webmin through your preferred browser by using your username and password.
Then, navigate to the Webmin Configuration section and go to Webmin Modules.
You will see a list of options. Make sure to select Local file. Then browse your server for the file that you previously downloaded and select it.
Finally, you need to click on the Install button and the installation for your module will begin!
How to install Webmin modules from an uploaded file
Installing a module from an uploaded file is quite similar to installing it from a local file. However, the difference here is that instead of downloading the file to your server, you can download it to your machine (not server).
Similarly to before, you will need to first navigate to the website of your selected module and download.
Next, log into your Webmin control panel with your credentials.
Then, go to Webmin Configuration and Webmin Modules.
This time make sure to select the Uploaded file option and simply browse your system for the downloaded module file.
Finally, click on the Install button and your module will be installed!
How to install a Webmin module from HTTP or FTP URL
A more complex, but straightforward method, installing a module from URL allows you to get the module on your server with a single command.
You should first get the URL for your desired module. You can then simply copy and paste it into Webmin and install it that way!
How to install third-party Webmin modules
The final method you can use to install modules is the easiest as it allows you to browse through a list of all available modules and install the ones you need with a few clicks.
To do this, click the button next to the Third-party module from field in your Webmin modules section. This will open up a new window with a list of all Webmin modules:
IMPORTANT: Make sure to always check the reputation of third-party repositories and modules! Installing a module through this method can put your control panel and server at risk!
After selecting your module, you can easily install it with the Install Module button.
Further Webmin module tips
When it comes to Webmin modules, there are quite a few questions that people usually ask. Here are the answers to some of the most popular ones so that you can start utilizing modules like a professional!
How do I find Webmin modules?
As we previously mentioned, there are many types of Webmin modules, which can help you with managing your server, hosting account, security and other aspects of your website or application.
If you know what you need, you can always go directly to the Webmin website as it acts like a directory of all free and premium modules.
If you are unsure of what type of module you need, you can try searching the Web and asking others for advice or suggestions.
How do I uninstall Webmin modules?
If you do not need a Webmin module anymore you can uninstall it. To do this, open up your Webmin.
Then go to Webmin Configuration and Webmin Modules.
From there, navigate to the Delete tab.
Next, find the module that you wish to uninstall and select it. Proceed by clicking on the Delete Selected Modules button and the module will then be deleted from your server.
How do I troubleshoot Webmin module installation problems?
If you happen to encounter any problems during the installation process, there are a few things you can do.
One thing that you can do is to go check the Webmin documentation. If that doesn’t work or there is not sufficient information, you can go to the Webmin forum and ask the community if they have encountered a similar issue. If that also doesn’t work, you could try and get help from your hosting provider to make sure that everything with the server and your permissions is in working order. Finally, you could also try and contact the module developer!