Virtualmin on Ubuntu 8.04 Server

Notes to myself and Googlers on installing a virtual hosting control panel Virtualmin (a great add-on to Webmin) on Ubuntu server:

  • wget
    chmod 755
    — installs Virtualmin automatically with all dependencies, with a nice skin which is also used by Webmin (which I remember used to be quite ugly by default)
  • chmod 711 /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd — fixes login failure when trying to send mail through virtual server
  • it seems apache vhost, ftp, e-mail and DNS is properly configured automatically, will add more info here as I move on with my hosting migration to Virtualmin probably