If you’re new to managing Ubuntu servers then Ajenti is a great tool to have. The steps below show you how to get it installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Servers.
Ajenti is a web based system configuration tool for administrators. With Ajenti, administrators can administer and manage Linux servers, including Ubuntu easily from a web browser with almost complete control of the system. It is a fast and secure way to manage a remote Linux box at any time. You can then ignore complicated commands used by pros.
Ajenti takes aways the complexity of managing system configuration files on Linux systems. For new users and students this tool can be very useful. It also allows you to manage user accounts, system settings, aliases and services all via a single web interface.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Ajenti on Ubuntu 16.04 to allow system administrators easy management interface.
When you’re ready to install, continue below with the steps:
Step 1: Adding Ajenti Repository to Ubuntu
Since Ajenti is the main system configuration tool, you should install it on Ubuntu. Run the commands below to add Ajenti repository key to Ubuntu.
cd /tmp && wget http://repo.ajenti.org/debian/key -O- | sudo apt-key add -
After that, run the commands below to add Ajenti package repository to Ubuntu.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian main main ubuntu" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ajenti.list'
Step 2: Installing Ajenti
Now that Ajenti repository is added to Ubuntu, run the commands below to update and install Ajenti
sudo apt update && sudo apt install ajenti
After installing the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Ajenti to always start up when the server boots up.
sudo systemctl stop ajenti.service sudo systemctl start ajenti.service sudo systemctl enable ajenti.service
Step 3: Accessing Admin Portal
Now that Ajenti is installed, open your web browser and browse to the IP address followed by port 8000.
Replace the IP address with your own.
That should bring up Ajenti admin portal where you should be able logon with these credentials:
Username: root Password: admin
After logging on, you can begin configuring your server easily from your browser.
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