Zpanel- A good opensource alternative to Cpanel

Zpanel- A good opensource alternative to Cpanel

For every paid software, always you can find an opensource alternative, sometimes the alternative is better and complete like (Gimp vs Photoshop) sometimes not. Today we will see a good alternative to Cpanel, the well known paid hosting / server panel, it is zpanel.

ZPanel is a free to download and use Web hosting control panel written to work effortlessly with Microsoft Windows and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers or computers. This solution can turn a home or professional server into a fully fledged, easy to use and manage web hosting server.

Zpanel is easy to install and to configure. In this tutorial i installed Zpanel in CentOS 6.3.

1- Before to start we need to install some requered dependencies:

yum install ld-linux.so.2 curl

2- Download the  installation script from the  Zpnel   website (Last stable  release

wget http://www.zvps.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/centos-6-3/package/installer-x86_64-install.sh.x.tar.gz 

3- Now  extract the script  and  run

tar -zxvf installer-x86_64-install.sh.x.tar.gz 

4- Make the script  executable

chmod +x  installer-x86_64-install.sh.x

5- Run the script:













  • Accept  the  Licence
  • Set up  the  time zone
To contine please agree to the GPL license (y/n/q)? y
Find your timezone from : http://php.net/manual/en/timezones.php e.g Europe/London
Enter Your Time Zone: Europe/Amsterdam
  • Insert the  Install  version and  the  Domainname , Ip address and    the  password you want  to make  for  your  root  Mysql access and GO!!!
Install fresh ZPanel server or enter an upgrade version number e.g 10-0-1 :install
Enter the FQDN of the server (example: zpanel.yourdomain.com): zpanel.unixmen.com
Enter the Public (external) IP of the server:
MySQL Password is currently blank, please change it now.

Password you will use for MySQL: ******
Re-enter the password you will use for MySQL: ******

ZPanel will now install, are you sure (y/n/q)?

6- Installation Complted  and  Zadmin password  had  been generated.





















The  Server   will  restart automatically.

Please  connect to http://IP and  login with  zadmin user and  the  password  generated

Screenshot-2 Screenshot-3




























and is done.

If you have any questions please post them in :http://ask.unixmen.com thanks.

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  • Christos

    seems nice but gimp more complete than photosop?

  • Luis

    What billing system can be use with Zpanem?

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  • http://twitter.com/richbos cirronix

    Yep, ZPanel is great, been using it since version 6 and have many happy clients.

  • http://twitter.com/MadaManu Madalin

    Tried to install zpanel just now, and i get back: “./installer-x86_64-install.sh.x: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory” – am i missing something?

  • Pirat9

    Madalin: you have i386 or X64 ?!!

  • jan

    hi whmcs cost a little but is fair

  • jan

    just installed and tried to login but says wrong password for generated pw and i have no email generated for account since a newly installed ec2 cloud at amazon i finally got working as i wanted after 12 hours work… anything i can do without having to reinstall the password generated is the one i use 100%

  • jan

    Can you tell how to increase the number of domains mine continued to say 5 yesterday althoug i tried to increase in package manager

  • jan

    I found the solution i can’t remember where but very easy sudo root NEWPASSWORD or something like that

  • gfgrisales

    [root@webserver tmp]# ./installer-x86_64-install.sh.x

    -bash: ./installer-x86_64-install.sh.x: cannot execute binary file

  • gfgrisales

    Hi mel kham, congrats for the post for dummies like me.

    I had a little issue while try to install the ZPanel and try a worarounbd but couldn’t go trough, do you have any idea what might it be?
    Could you please take a look at my screen results (previous post)

    Or if any body has an idea how to bypass this issue I would appreciate the orientation. ;-)

  • sathish

    unable to connect remotely thro ssh after the system reboot once the installation has been completed.

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    whmcs supports it

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  • John R.

    One thing that I don’t like about ZPanel is the lack of support
    for scaling. My personal favorite (though not open source) is InterWorx.
    It supports high availability server clustering and has an abundance of
    nice looking real time graphs. Plus NodeWorx is
    smooth to manage – love seeing the status/basic commands for all my
    daemons as soon as I log in instead of a wall of icons.

    Webmin and Kloxo are neat too, but they don’t seem polished enough to compete with a paid panel.

  • kc

    It took me about a half an hour to crack its security. Holes you can drive a truck through via its cobbled together extensions. Nice GUI, but its a work in progress. Not for use in any serious operation.

  • Gordon

    Lost credibility right there

  • Gordon

    I know, he lost credibility right at that point.

  • Justin Samuel

    ServerPilot (https://serverpilot.io/) is another good cPanel alternative. It’s free but not open source.

  • palmdbs

    Agreed. Doesn’t even come with CMYK colorspace for print jobs

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