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Which Free Control Panel do you recommend?

LeeLee Member

Just been chatting to an old customer who wants to move his sites to a VPS but wants a control panel to do the majority of the lifting.

I was going to recommend Virtualmin but thought I would ask here first, not used any free panels since I gave VestaCP a test about 3 years ago.

What are you using/recommending?

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    Directadmin.

    Francisco

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  • LeeLee Member
    edited March 14

    Francisco said: Directadmin.

    Yeah, not free with Linode.

    Edit: Mind you I guess the $24 annual license might be enough, I doubt any free panel has any less quirkiness than DirectAdmin.

  • marvelmarvel Member without signature

    I would never use a panel at all but I once saw CentOS webpanel and it looked pretty decent. I guess it depends what you want to do.

  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    @Lee said:

    Francisco said: Directadmin.

    Yeah, not free with Linode.

    How many domains?

    Cyberpanel is decent, so is YuNoHost.

    Otherwise, DA personal and ApisCp personal are both decent. Options.

  • LeeLee Member

    seriesn said: How many domains?

    6, but they are pretty decent in terms of traffic, all historical sites, pretty popular but he is getting nowhere with regular hosts in terms of performance. Hence he wants to do it this way (not arguing for or against, his decision, not getting into the debate of it).

  • SynatiqSynatiq Member, Provider

    Plesk has less quirkiness than Directadmin.

    We offer Plesk 10 domains for free on all 2GB ram+ plans, but that might not be of much help if you love Linode too much :).

  • LeeLee Member

    Synatiq said: f you love Linode too much

    I don't but he does :)

  • Mm centoswebpanel Is the best free

  • lentrolentro Member

    Virtualmin definetly. I think open source is better than paid because anyone can contribute to the codebase. I find it to be easier to use then cPanel, Plesk, and DirectAdmin. Plus, it is under active development. I have submitted feature requests and bug reports for them to be fixed and released in a few days.

    Try out Virtualmin and some other free panels and then make a decision.

    Try signing up with a free hosting account on ISODME - we use Virtualmin. Oh wait, I still need a few more posts and a provider tag to sell ;)

    Anyways, best of luck!

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  • I would recommend CyberPanel. Easy to use and they have some kind of wiki where you can find some little help, if you need.

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  • Luke007Luke007 Member

    +1 to Cyberpanel

  • Virtualmin setup will be fastest.

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  • LeeLee Member

    Suggested he tries Virtualmin first, it's open-source and longstanding so a decent place to start, thanks all.

  • PhilTechiePhilTechie Member, Provider

    CentOS Web Panel (CWP) has many handy features

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  • BlaZeBlaZe Member, Provider

    Webuzo did the work for my clients.

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider
    edited March 15

    @Lee said:

    Francisco said: Directadmin.

    Yeah, not free with Linode.

    Edit: Mind you I guess the $24 annual license might be enough, I doubt any free panel has any less quirkiness than DirectAdmin.

    Has to be linode? What location ?

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  • LeeLee Member

    Clouvider said: Has to be linode? What location ?

    Yes, in Dallas, he loves Linode. Takes all sorts :)

  • experttechitexperttechit Member, Provider

    Good choice with Virtualmin and Linode, the I/O and network speed in London where I tested was amazing!

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  • new to this and all but in recent times i too was trying to find a simple panel to use that was also free. I found Aapanel ended up being the best one. (IMO) perhaps give that one a try.

  • @Lee said:

    seriesn said: How many domains?

    6, but they are pretty decent in terms of traffic, all historical sites, pretty popular but he is getting nowhere with regular hosts in terms of performance. Hence he wants to do it this way (not arguing for or against, his decision, not getting into the debate of it).

    If it's just hosting and wants performance, that's Centminmod.

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  • For personal stuff. I use fastpanel. It is very simple and easy to use.

  • @bladenode said:
    For personal stuff. I use fastpanel. It is very simple and easy to use.

    Congrats on your first post

    This thread is about recommendations for free control panels. Fastpanel isn't free (as far as I can tell).

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • @angstrom said:

    @bladenode said:
    For personal stuff. I use fastpanel. It is very simple and easy to use.

    Congrats on your first post

    This thread is about recommendations for free control panels. Fastpanel isn't free (as far as I can tell).

    Fastpanel is free for now. I dont know how long it will last .. Just create an account and you will see is free. TIP order for 60 months :D

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  • angstromangstrom Member
    edited March 16

    @zuby2402 said:

    @angstrom said:

    @bladenode said:
    For personal stuff. I use fastpanel. It is very simple and easy to use.

    Congrats on your first post

    This thread is about recommendations for free control panels. Fastpanel isn't free (as far as I can tell).

    Fastpanel is free for now. I dont know how long it will last .. Just create an account and you will see is free. TIP order for 60 months :D

    Hmm, what I read is:

    Within the limited advertising campaign you will receive your full-functional version of FASTPANEL® without restriction on the number of sites for a period of no less than 18 months absolutely free of charge. FASTPANEL® reserves the right to change the license status to commercial at any time after this period, but with a notification of not less than 6 months.

    Given this text, it would be misleading to recommend Fastpanel as a free control panel without qualification. When people speak of a free control panel, this is not what they mean.

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  • rubenruben Member, Provider
    edited March 16

    Ympker said: ISPConfig

    I can also recommend ISPConfig. +1 :smile:

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  • niraethniraeth Member

    For features, definitely Virtualmin. The learning curve is quite steep though.
    For ease of use, probably VestaCP or CyberPanel.

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  • Any thoughts about froxlor?

  • nodesecnodesec Member

    if you want free go with vestacp on ubuntu,
    and Directadmin for the paid version.

  • If he's not interested in moving from Linode, I'd recommend CyberPanel or Virtualmin. Tried CentOS Web Panel for about a month and was absolutely not impressed considering I wasn't getting paid to use it.

    Plus, they're using the CentOS name and they're not even endorsed by CentOS which to me, implies that they aren't confident enough in their software to be able to build a brand without standing on the shoulders of giants.

  • is VestaCP safe to use? Did those bad vulnerabilities they have get resolved? What was the fork version of VestaCP that was made?

  • Virtualmin doesn't touch system structure / files like other panels. RPM based (if you chose CentOS), it just installs rpm packages.
    You may erase it without destroying server or without OS reload.

    A good option because of this. It doesn't wreck the system with modified files.

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  • LeeLee Member

    He went with Virtualmin, after some initial teething issues he seems quite happy with it.

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