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.
ssh [email protected]
Update and upgrade your web server
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
Kimchi Login
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.

Main Dashboard
Main Dashboard

Repositories and Updates
Repositories and Updates

Full System Configuration Backups and User Management
Backups and Users

Disks and Storage
Disks and Storage

System Services
System Services

Loaded Modules Management
Modules Management