Ubuntu 16.04 Management Interface with Ginger, Wok and Nginx
In this guide, we will be installing Ginger, Gingerbase, Wok and Nginx to make a simple to use Management Interface to manage your Ubuntu 16.04 Server where we can manage standard things in our system, like package management, Network interface settings, disks and mounts, User Management, Services, Among other things.
You can find more info on Ginger here
Connect to your server as the admin user via SSH.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
Install all the required components
sudo apt-get install nginx wget https://github.com/kimchi-project/kimchi/releases/download/2.5.0/wok-2.5.0-0.noarch.deb wget http://kimchi-project.github.io/gingerbase/downloads/latest/ginger-base.noarch.deb wget http://kimchi-project.github.io/ginger/downloads/latest/ginger.noarch.deb
sudo dpkg -i wok-2.5.0-0.noarch.deb sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg -i ginger-base.noarch.deb sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg -i ginger.noarch.deb sudo apt-get install -f #If you have UFW enabled please add the port sudo ufw allow 8001/tcp #reboot here sudo shutdown -r now
And that is it we now have a management page ready to go on the following port
You should see the following
We need to log in using your normal ubuntu username and password.
Here is a look of a few of the things that we can manage using Ginger.
Repositories and Updates
Full System Configuration Backups and User Management
Disks and Storage
Loaded Modules Management