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    Is Froxlor a good beginner control panel?

    tdwuktdwuk Member

    Hi,
    I am going to use a VPS to host some starter sites. I was looking for a free or cheap control panel to manage the server - like cpanel.

    I see Froxlor is opensource and seems to be popular, and there is Zesle which is cheap.

    Any others I should consider for testing?

    I am a layman when it comes to VPS setup, I bought a couple from Virmach, 2 Windows and 2 Linux. Need to put the Linus ones to use :)

    Thanks for any input.

    London, UK.

    Comments

    • donkodonko Member

      the best one free for me is vestacp (using myvesta)

    • tdwuktdwuk Member

      Thanks, I am sure I read somewhere to avoid vesta, something about it being unsafe or something, I think it might be another forum.

      London, UK.

    • AuroraZAuroraZ Member
      edited February 1

      If you like no support or updates, and some holes on your panel it is a good choice.

      New friendly panels are hard to find. I have used Kloxo-MR but not recently. I have not even looked in on it tbh. Worked ok and was active back then.

      Edit: I am beginning to detest this new phone.

      Thanked by 1ViridWeb

      Catch me over at Primary DNS. If you want to chat I am done with this cesspool.

    • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

      Look at Hestia or Virtualmin.

      ExtraVM - AMD Ryzen & i7 NVMe VPS starting @ $3.50
      USA, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia

    • CentOS web panel and ISPConfig is also okay

      Reach me at manishpant.com . Discord Id: Manish#6403

    • for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

    • Cyberpanel
      Centos

    • @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      Thanked by 3donko maverickp niceboy

      Reach me at manishpant.com . Discord Id: Manish#6403

    • @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

    • @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      I tried on my OVH SSD VPS and for me it was a crap all the time heavy usage , vestacp, CentOs Web Panel and ISPConfig turnouts to be much better then that .

      Reach me at manishpant.com . Discord Id: Manish#6403

    • @ManishPant said:

      @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      I tried on my OVH SSD VPS and for me it was a crap all the time heavy usage , vestacp, CentOs Web Panel and ISPConfig turnouts to be much better then that .

      Did you test just panel or with a live site?

      relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

    • @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      I tried on my OVH SSD VPS and for me it was a crap all the time heavy usage , vestacp, CentOs Web Panel and ISPConfig turnouts to be much better then that .

      Did you test just panel or with a live site?

      with a live site was installing wordpress

      Reach me at manishpant.com . Discord Id: Manish#6403

    • kaz050457kaz050457 Member
      edited February 2

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      hosted 10 low traffic sites..

      my memory usages for the past 30days https://ibb.co/nLf6dhJ average of 400mb ram... Hosted on hetzner cxII..

    • @ManishPant said:

      @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      I tried on my OVH SSD VPS and for me it was a crap all the time heavy usage , vestacp, CentOs Web Panel and ISPConfig turnouts to be much better then that .

      Did you test just panel or with a live site? > @ManishPant said:

      @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @cybertech said:

      @ManishPant said:

      @kaz050457 said:
      for basic site, no reseller.. go for aapanel https://www.aapanel.com/

      Really that panel is a crap, heavy usage of ram and core all time , vestacp is much better then that

      I have a different experience from testing it for a few mths. Pretty light.

      I tried on my OVH SSD VPS and for me it was a crap all the time heavy usage , vestacp, CentOs Web Panel and ISPConfig turnouts to be much better then that .

      Did you test just panel or with a live site?

      with a live site was installing wordpress

      My problem with aapanel is that the default config seem more suitable for larger servers.

      After tuning , boom!

      relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

    • I would recomment CyberPanel instead of Froxlor .. Just try to give a try to cyberpanel. You will get awsome speed on wordpress sites since is using openlitespeed and LSCache.

      Thanked by 1tdwuk

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    • I use YunoHost. Easy to set up and use.

      Thanked by 2tdwuk seriesn

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    • tdwuktdwuk Member

      I tried Zesle as it was easy to install, seems like a decent starting point.
      This is for my own sites but I want to use as WHM for setting up sites.
      How about RunCloud?

      London, UK.

    • ViridWebViridWeb Member, Provider

      @tdwuk said:
      Hi,
      I am going to use a VPS to host some starter sites. I was looking for a free or cheap control panel to manage the server - like cpanel.

      I see Froxlor is opensource and seems to be popular, and there is Zesle which is cheap.

      Any others I should consider for testing?

      I am a layman when it comes to VPS setup, I bought a couple from Virmach, 2 Windows and 2 Linux. Need to put the Linus ones to use :)

      Thanks for any input.

      With just few $ extra per month I would choose directadmin instead
      Even many providers provide directadmin included with their vps for free.. like buyvm @Francisco

      Thanked by 1tdwuk

      ViridWeb.com - cPanel Web Hosting | Litespeed + SSH Access + Free Backups + Free Transfers.
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    • I'm using froxlor for a couple installations and it's running very smoothly. No issues during the last two years, easy updating and very customizable. Can definitely recommend it. If you're looking into another option maybe keyhelp.de is suiting for your needs too.

      Thanked by 1tdwuk
    • @tdwuk said:
      Hi,
      I am going to use a VPS to host some starter sites. I was looking for a free or cheap control panel to manage the server - like cpanel.

      I see Froxlor is opensource and seems to be popular, and there is Zesle which is cheap.

      Any others I should consider for testing?

      I am a layman when it comes to VPS setup, I bought a couple from Virmach, 2 Windows and 2 Linux. Need to put the Linus ones to use :)

      Thanks for any input.

      If you want to use free control panel try VestaCP.

      Thanked by 1tdwuk
    • ll70ll70 Member

      Froxlor it is a very good, very fast and secure open source control panel.

      Thanked by 2webcraft tdwuk
    • tdwuktdwuk Member

      I am yet to test Froxlor. I totally missed that CyberPanel had a free version, installed that or a Virmach server, seemed to be ok but had issues when trying to install WordPress via installer. Tried manual upload and the files didn't upload.
      Tested on another VPS from Racknerd and it seems to work just fine. Both running ubuntu 18.04.
      I have been told that Ubuntu is more resource-hungry than Centos and I should switch to that.
      Thanks for the input, going to try myvesta, Froxlor and the interesting YunoHost

      London, UK.

    • pkrpkr Member

      MyVestaCP is a very nice control panel. Easy to install and setup.

    • illyhostingillyhosting Member, Provider

      You can check their issues here: https://github.com/Froxlor/Froxlor/issues

      IllyHosting.com - Cheap VPS & Dedicated Servers (Kosovo, Europe)
      AS207817 | VPS | Dedicated | Colocation | .AL Domains

    • I love these posts because all these control panels suddenly come out of the wood work that I have never heard of before. Sometimes I learn something new, and sometimes I see a lot of shady shit. LOL

    • MridulMridul Member
      edited February 11
      • VestaCP
      • KloxoMR
      • ISPConfig

      A better option would be to get a VPS and Get free DirectAdmin with it..with hosts like BuyVM.

    • HestiaCP (1.1.0) have good improvements if you want try it (is not released yet but you can install it anyway), only thing is lack of file manager :cry:

    • pkrpkr Member

      @donko said:
      HestiaCP (1.1.0) have good improvements if you want try it (is not released yet but you can install it anyway), only thing is lack of file manager :cry:

      Does it still have MPM prefork and php-cgi?
      Do not know why VestaCP and HestiaCP are not adding MPM event and PHP-FPM for Apache.

    • @pkr said:

      @donko said:
      HestiaCP (1.1.0) have good improvements if you want try it (is not released yet but you can install it anyway), only thing is lack of file manager :cry:

      Does it still have MPM prefork and php-cgi?
      Do not know why VestaCP and HestiaCP are not adding MPM event and PHP-FPM for Apache.

      php-fpm with mpm prefork, but can be switched to mpm event without breaking anything

    • To be honest, after using cyber panel for around a year, I have some thoughts about it.

      Pros:

      • easy setup
      • easily create everything for a new website with let's encrypt.
      • not bad performance if compare to apache, or Nginx + apache
      • free
      • pretty nice GUI's for configuring it (OLS, not cyber panel ones)

      Cons (only about cyber panel):

      • very frequently I have broken my whole server with many websites because of upgrades, was not able to log in anywhere at all, because of 500 errors, and so on.
      • I have absolutely ZERO knowledge about OLS and CyberPanel structure, it's some kind of alien technology for me, because almost impossible to read or trace logs, create separate logs for websites, analyze logs (access logs, error logs, etc).
      • htaccess for damn a lot of cases does not work the same as it works on apache, (very common and very frequent rewrite rules).
      • OLS cache works I don't know how, I have enabled it, yes, everything ultra-fast, but I notice a long time ago many bugs with this for dynamic content (where I have everything set correctly, and which works fine out the box on Nginx or fastcgi_cache solutions).

      My personal summary:

      • because vestaCP much more bugged, and insecure
      • and all other alternatives much worst then cyberpanel (alternatives that I have tried to use).
        I will still stick to the cyberpanel even because of bugs on upgrade stage.
        Because right now as far as I see there are no anything so good as cyberpanel anymore (free ones).

      I do not even look into centminmode, or other pre-configured packages of CUI apps.
      I know, that they're good, but not feed my needs.

    • @desperand said:
      To be honest, after using cyber panel for around a year, I have some thoughts about it.

      Pros:

      • easy setup
      • easily create everything for a new website with let's encrypt.
      • not bad performance if compare to apache, or Nginx + apache
      • free
      • pretty nice GUI's for configuring it (OLS, not cyber panel ones)

      Cons (only about cyber panel):

      • very frequently I have broken my whole server with many websites because of upgrades, was not able to log in anywhere at all, because of 500 errors, and so on.
      • I have absolutely ZERO knowledge about OLS and CyberPanel structure, it's some kind of alien technology for me, because almost impossible to read or trace logs, create separate logs for websites, analyze logs (access logs, error logs, etc).
      • htaccess for damn a lot of cases does not work the same as it works on apache, (very common and very frequent rewrite rules).
      • OLS cache works I don't know how, I have enabled it, yes, everything ultra-fast, but I notice a long time ago many bugs with this for dynamic content (where I have everything set correctly, and which works fine out the box on Nginx or fastcgi_cache solutions).

      My personal summary:

      • because vestaCP much more bugged, and insecure
      • and all other alternatives much worst then cyberpanel (alternatives that I have tried to use).
        I will still stick to the cyberpanel even because of bugs on upgrade stage.
        Because right now as far as I see there are no anything so good as cyberpanel anymore (free ones).

      I do not even look into centminmode, or other pre-configured packages of CUI apps.
      I know, that they're good, but not feed my needs.

      Have got similar experience as well. Works well out of the box but some features like backup etc don't work bug free. Changelogs aren't communicated as widely as before and it seems to go for more new features instead of bug fixing.
      Very often reinstall new version instead of upgrade panel.

      Tested aapanel for some time and recently it's quite ok for basic users. Nginx works well, even restart panel site comes back up much faster than cyberpanel /ols. With the right config the speed and load is almost same as cyberpanel on visual comparison.

      relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

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