How to disable SSL on Webmin Miniserv

Webmin is one of the most commonly using Web Hosting management sections. This is a free control panel which works on port 10000. Miniserv is the web server program which manages the Webmin Web program. Automatically, Miniserv uses SSL for HTTP connections. This standard setting cause some error on the web browser while accessing Webmin panel. The SSL is using for a properly secured connection to server.

In Webmin cpanel, there is an option to turn off the SSL fuction. This can be done from the server CLI or from the control panel.

With SSL impaired, you can get the Webmin panel over a default HTTP connection.

Here I’m describing the steps to turn off SSL from server backend using SSH.

Step 1: SSH to server as root user

Step 2: Open the configuration file with your favorite text editor. The configuration file for Miniserv is “/etc/webmin/miniserv.conf.”

[root@cppl #] vim /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

Step 3:  Change the value of  “ssl” entry from 1 to 0

ssl=1 to enable
ssl=0 to disable

Step 4: Restart Webmin service.

[root@cppl#] /etc/init.d/webmin restart

Step 5: Restart Apache

[root@cppl#] /etc/init.d/httpd restart

That’s it.

Please check Disable SSL – Webmin if you’re not much familiar with command line. You can do the same thing from the web interface.