Free Control Panels for VPS / Servers

If you are running a VPS or a Dedicated Server, you must be looking for a Control Panel. Commercial options like cPanel are definatly good, but for  ordinary tasks, or the users are looking for low end machines and a free/cheap a way to manage their  Servers, we have several good Open Source/Free Options.

We are presenting the 6 most widely used and solid Control Panels which are a great alternative to cpanel and DirectAdmin.

A. VestaCP : This is simply the best i have used. I personally prefer Vesta over other panels. Vesta has once click installation and has an awesome Mordern UI with all that you need :

  • Web Server
  • DNS server
  • Database Server
  • Mail Server
  • FTP Server
  • Nginx out of the box
  • SSL certificates & SNI
  • Wildcard support
  • Configuration Templates
  • DKIM support
  • Fast Backups
  • Easy update manager
  • System Monitoring
  • AntiSpam / Antivirus
  • WHMCS billing support

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B. Froxlor : This is another control panel with a Clean UI. Froxlor includes several goodies like Web FTP , Advanced SSL etc.

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C. Ajenti : This is a beautiful , open source, web-based control panel that can be used for a large variety of server management tasks. It can install packages and run commands, and you can view basic server information such as RAM in use, free disk space, etc.

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D. WebMin : This is a tested and very reliable control panel. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing etc.

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E. CentOS Web Panel ( CWP ) : CWP is a new control panel for centos based servers. I have found it to be relatively slow compares to other panels. But its reliable and it works.

The CWP Includes :

  • Apache Web Server (Mod Security + OWASP rules optional)
  • PHP 5.4 (suPHP, SuExec + PHP version switcher)
  • MySQL + phpMyAdmin
  • Postfix + Dovecot + roundcube webmail (Antivirus, Spamassassin optional)
  • CSF Firewall
  • File System Lock (no more website hacking, all your files are locked from changes)
  • Backups (optional)
  • AutoFixer for server

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6.  Another worthy mention is KloxoMR. Mustafa has invested a huge effort in Kloxo and the new products seems reliable and patched. This is special edition (fork) of Kloxo with many features not existing on Kloxo official release (6.1.12+). This fork named as Kloxo-MR (meaning ‘Kloxo fork by Mustafa Ramadhan’)

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