Last Updated: 17 April 2018
By Maynard Paton

Creating A Virtual Server Within Virtualmin

Welcome to Part 9 of Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This page describes how to create a 'virtual server' within Virtualmin on your AWS server. This virtual server will host Your Sendy Installation URL. (Source: Tharindu Kumara)

Here are the steps to follow

1) If you have recently completed Part 8, you may already be logged in to Virtualmin.

Otherwise, log in to Virtualmin by navigating to Your Virtualmin Installation URL within your browser:

(For the purposes of this guide, I have used

The username is root and the password is the server root password you set within Part 3. Then click Sign in.

2) Within the left-hand Virtualmin menu, select Create Virtual Server:

3)  Now enter your new virtual server details:

Use the following settings:

Domain name: set to Your Sendy Installation URL 

Administration password: (Enter a password) (Note: this password relates to the new Virtualmin virtual server (sub-domain/user) being created, and should differ from the server root password set in Part 3 and the MySQL root password set in Part 8). The Administration password will be used in Part 15.

Administration username: set to Automatic (the username created will then match Your Chosen Subdomain).

Leave the other fields to their default settings.

Then click Create Server.

4) Various messages should now appear and your virtual server should be created:


Virtualmin sometimes 'hangs' when creating a new virtual server, with the left-hand menu disappearing: 

My Troubleshooting Virtualmin page should help resolve the problem.

5) Within the left-hand Virtualmin menu, your new virtual server will be listed:

Then select Virtual Server Summary.

6) A Virtual Server Summary should appear:

Both the Administration username and Administration group will be set to Your Chosen Subdomain. The Home directory will be set to /home/Your Chosen Subdomain

7) All done!

Stay logged in to Virtualmin, and click here to start Part 10. Alternatively, click here to return to the Introduction.

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please let me know so I can keep this website as helpful as possible.

Happy installing!

Maynard Paton

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