Best OpenSource Cpanel alternative for linux


Linux System Administrator with over 8 years experience in administering production level servers (CentOS/Ubuntu/Debian with apache2/nginx, mysql server, etc)

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  1. vps servers says:

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  3. Stan B. says:

    It’s always nice to see an article about alternate web hosting control panels to cPanel, because I am not a fan of cPanel. However, I think that you missed one of the best alternatives of the bunch. The InterWorx control panel is easy to use, scalable, and good for clustering. The support staff is great and they are always working to improve their product. Alternatives like Kloxo and Webmin are nice, but they can’t compete with a paid panel like InterWorx.

  4. Justin Samuel says:

    ServerPilot ( is a new cPanel alternative that’s popular for VPSes and cloud servers. It has a free plan but it’s not open source.

    • Anik Halder says:

      Hello Justin, I found server pilot cp interesting. Before I was a kloxo user, It’s not bad to run small sites but eventually when my sites grow up it somehow fails. I have to manually manage all the configs like apache/nginx, php-fpm etc & most of the time it fails to utilize all the server hardware and often get locked down. So my question is does this cpanel (serverpilot) manages to overcome this problems? Like maintaining a good configuration according to server hardware etc? Share with us your experience.


    • Freebie Magz says:

      Already using Server Pilot for several weeks, loving it so far but the features are not as complete as Webmin though.

  5. Nick says:

    Kloxo runs only on CentOS

  6. Disappointed Ubuntuist says:

    Word from the burned. ZPanel is no longer supported and the its replacement, Sentora just ate it’s own MySQL database forcing a complete VPS rebuild. Apparently, there are no fixes, it just happens. The developers are aware, but the fix is you must create a clean VPS, and start over. Unless you have a lot of free time, avoid.

  7. jaco toledo says:

    What about Vesta, Vesta is a new contender for sure so far the best one i have seen. Vesta CP is definitely the best choice, easy to install and also has great performance, I love that it uses Nginx and also SpamAssassin and fail2ban. That makes for a more secure installation, and the control panel is clean and easy to manage I wrote a small tutorial on how to install with these features here Note: this is for Ubuntu 14.04 but should work for most Linux distributions.

    • Randall says:

      The thing I don’t like about Vesta CP is that you have to pay for a file manager ($3/month or $50 for a lifetime license). Of course it’s possible to transfer files via ftp or from the command line in ssh, but a free control panel file server would be helpful.

  8. gopanel says:

    goPanel is the most intuitive OSX App to manage web servers, an alternative to existing control panel softwares you install on your Unix based servers for web hosting.
    Easy to install and configure Apache, php, mysql, ftp, domains and emails on your server goPanel APP lets you easily connect and manage UNLIMITED linux servers.
    Linux distributions supported:
    – Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS), 14.10, 15.04, 15.10
    – CentOS 6.x si 7.x
    – Amazon Linux 2016.03
    – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x si 7.x
    and YES goPanel works perfect with Amazon instances as long as you use a linux distribution we support.

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