Although I administer most servers via SSH, I also use Webmin. Webmin is convenient for almost any simple administrative task, and is often better for some jobs. For instance, it is the easiest way I have found to browse Postfix email queues. Perhaps most importantly, it can save you from having to learn yet another daemon’s unique configuration language and syntax.
It can also be very handy if you have to fix something from your smartphone, where the command line isn’t always the best choice of tool. Enter: the Virtualmin Mobile/iPhone Theme.
The name of this package is misleading, as you might think it only for Virtualmin, or that it requires Virtualmin. Not true! It works with both packages, and greatly simplifies using Webmin on any smartphone. My Nokia e71, for instance, works very well with it.
It is easy to install. Download the latest .deb files for webmin and webmin-virtual-server-mobile from the Webmin site.
Unfortunately the latter is not in the APT repository Webmin maintains, so you’ll have to download it directly. Or, just get both packages from my repository.
There is only one catch: first install webmin, then install the mobile theme. The mobile theme package doesn’t list webmin as a Pre-Depends, but it will fail to install if webmin isn’t already configured by dpkg.
apt-get install webmin
apt-get install webmin-virtual-server-mobile
Once installed, just access webmin from your smartphone using the address you usually do. It will automatically detect your phone and present the correct CSS theme.