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Decent alternatives to Cpanel, Any suggestions?

CloudxtnyHostCloudxtnyHost Member, Host Rep

Hello,

I am looking to offer shared hosting services and I was wondering if anyone knows of a cheap alternative to cpanel. cheap as in free or close to free :smile:

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  • TejyTejy Member

    Plesk is the best "alternative", it still not "free", but that's the best one.

  • There is no alternative of cPanel that is free. You can check DirectAdmin :)

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  • AlexanderMAlexanderM Top Provider

    DirectAdmin? Ticks most (if not all) boxes.

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  • CloudxtnyHostCloudxtnyHost Member, Host Rep

    What do people think about vestacp?

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  • donkodonko Member
    edited August 25

    @CloudxtnyHost said:
    What do people think about vestacp?

    If you find customers willing to pay hosting with vesta them is ok, as far i know @dpeca runs his own hosting with https://github.com/myvesta/vesta

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider
    edited August 25

    @CloudxtnyHost said: cheap as in free

    So, you plan to charge customers money for this service or are you offering free hosting?

  • dustincdustinc Member, Provider

    DirectAdmin is affordable, while not free it is a great alternative.

    If you're after a "free" control panel, the first glance at Cyberpanel looks good, but IIRC Rack911 may have found some security concerns with it. Don't hold me to it, but do some research on that.

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  • verovero Member, Provider

    @dustinc said:
    DirectAdmin is affordable, while not free it is a great alternative.

    If you're after a "free" control panel, the first glance at Cyberpanel looks good, but IIRC Rack911 may have found some security concerns with it. Don't hold me to it, but do some research on that.

    @dustinc is absolutely right about DA, as cPanel alternative, and CyberPanel - it's great, but is still not suitable (IMO) for fully featured shared hosting. For personal use it's awesome.

    @jonesolutions nice to see you here :)

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  • ExonHostExonHost Member, Provider

    I think Interworx will be good alternative of cPanel from next year. They changed their skin/theme and adding more features. Replacing qmail by postfix. Integrating cloudlinux, imunify360, Acronis, Jetbackup etc.

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  • I vouch for DirectAdmin. I use CyberPanel when I need to test something and need a control panel for it. I don’t use it in production. I learnt with VestaCP in the past that free panels can have huge security bugs. I was sending spam for 24 hours without knowing it. Until the provider gave me an abuse notice. Once I removed the panel and reinstalled the whole VM that was affected, the problem was solved.

    This was years ago when I thought free is nicer. Nowadays I just pay for a license for a proper piece of software. Not even running a hosting business (gladly!). I just like a good night of sleep.

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  • lentrolentro Member, Provider

    Virtualmin.

    Try it, and you will fall in love with it :)

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  • from my experience if VestaCP was still being maintained i would go hands down with it because it is so easy to set up and i get access to the functions i want with a few clicks. i can deploy a running website after a fresh installation in a few minutes with no issues. but since the project appears to be dead and is getting outdated really fast. So if you want to go with something similar there are 2 forks: myvesta and hesta.
    After moving from vesta i went to cyberpanel for a little bit ran into some issues then tried aapanel and been very happy with it. i particularly like the way it is designed and the choices it gives me without having to mess much on my terminal.

  • LittleCreekLittleCreek Member, Provider

    +1 for DirectAdmin.

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  • HestiaCP and MyVesta are both actively maintained forks of VestaCP... Safe to use. However, a few catches:
    1. they are both not for CentOS
    2. Not tested / focused with WHM/Blesta/ other reseller hosting / billing panels
    3. (pardon) Not for the average dump f*ck devs for whom a Linux server means "cPanel access"

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  • @CloudxtnyHost said:
    Hello,

    I am looking to offer shared hosting services and I was wondering if anyone knows of a cheap alternative to Cpanel. cheap as in free or close to free :smile:

    Direct-Admin is a Best alternative and competitor of Cpanel now after price hike.
    Direct Admin is a cheap low-cost web hosting control panel.
    DirectAdmin also has a good user interface and everything that your customer required.
    Plesk is also another alternative but investor Cpanel and Plesk are the same.
    other are ISPmanager which are cheap web hosting control panel

    The free control panel is a centos web panel where you can sell web hosting.

  • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider

    Go with DirectAdmin.

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  • ShazanShazan Provider

    DirectAdmin without doubts.

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  • AhfaiahkidAhfaiahkid Member
    edited August 28

    Cyberpanel is now one out of four panels recommended by litespeed, i asked in their discord how they have kept up with security, they told me they have fixed all the issues back then with the audit and hired a security auditor to audit their latest releases.

    One thing people mistaken with cyberpanel is lack of support on the forum or discord, they do assist users best of effort for free users at platform.cyberpanel.net & enterprise users (which is $1 more than normal litespeed license) get normal support as you would like other paid panels.

  • kyakykyaky Member

    @CloudxtnyHost said:
    What do people think about vestacp?

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  • arifurarifur Member

    I have been using Virtualmin for a very long time. The free version is good enough for me. You can give it a go if you want.

  • experttechitexperttechit Member, Provider

    Interworx / DirectAdmin

  • verovero Member, Provider

    @Ahfaiahkid said:
    Cyberpanel is now one out of four panels recommended by litespeed, i asked in their discord how they have kept up with security, they told me they have fixed all the issues back then with the audit and hired a security auditor to audit their latest releases.

    Perhaps you have an idea how to limit login attempts (prevent BF) in CyberPanel?

  • @vero said:

    @Ahfaiahkid said:
    Cyberpanel is now one out of four panels recommended by litespeed, i asked in their discord how they have kept up with security, they told me they have fixed all the issues back then with the audit and hired a security auditor to audit their latest releases.

    Perhaps you have an idea how to limit login attempts (prevent BF) in CyberPanel?

    2fa is being added for the next version

    https://github.com/usmannasir/cyberpanel/commits/v2.0.3-dev

  • verovero Member, Provider
    edited August 29

    @Ahfaiahkid said:

    2fa is being added for the next version

    Better late than never. I believe security audit could have missed other things as well.

    Also I would recommend to clearly point out which features are exclusive for Enterprise version only, e.g. containerization.

  • @vero said:

    @Ahfaiahkid said:

    2fa is being added for the next version

    Better late than never. I believe security audit could have missed other things as well.

    Also I would recommend to clearly point out which features are exclusive for Enterprise version only, e.g. containerization.

    I'm not associated with cyberpanel, just a user on their discord & been using cyberpanel for a year.

  • dpecadpeca Member
    edited August 30

    @mehargags said: 2. Not tested / focused with WHM/Blesta/ other reseller hosting / billing panels

    I can confirm that myVesta works with Blesta - https://forum.myvestacp.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77
    And works with WHM if you enable API - https://forum.myvestacp.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39

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  • someshzsomeshz Member, Provider

    Cyberpanel

  • Plesk if You willing to pay, CyberPanel if You want free cp.

  • verovero Member, Provider

    Does anyone know any serious provider using CyberPanel?

  • VitalyVitaly Member, Host Rep

    Hello.
    Well, we can offer our hosting with DirectAdmin.
    Very cheap two tariffs.
    two cores
    4 gb RAM.
    10GB NVME
    or more!
    Up to 0.91 USD/month, with annual payment.
    ssh support, php and python, perl
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  • CloudconeCloudcone Member, Provider

    @CloudxtnyHost said: cheap as in free or close to free

    Plesk, last time i checked, they offer an unlimited domains option. Plesk has a cleaner UI and a detailed documentation for most of their CLI tools and comes with a almost perfect WordPress manager.

    DirectAdmin is there as a cheaper alternative.

    However, cPanel is the most popular choice among clients.

  • PLESK better then cpanel.

  • @G4SHI said: PLESK better then cpanel.

    Then? Or do you mean than?
    Plesk shares the same bed as cPanel (and anyway I always thought it to be pretty crap, compared to cPanel).

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  • For personal use, HestiaCP & CyberPanel is alright, however for commercial use I (and many LET users) would highly recommend DA (DirectAdmin)

  • Directadmin, vestacp, cyberpanel, CWP
    I recommend DA & Vesta

  • lowfanlowfan Member
    edited September 12

    I do not know why some people recommend cyberpanel and vestacp :) Are they out of their mind?

  • @lowfan said:
    I do not know why some people recommend cyberpanel and vestacp :) Are they out of their mind?

    I am using cyberpanel cause they seems backed by litespeed, lightspeed staff are answering support in discord. They are also one out of four panels featured on litespeed's site.

    Did litespeed buy out cyberpanel?
    Their logo seem similar.

  • @lowfan said:
    I do not know why some people recommend cyberpanel and vestacp :) Are they out of their mind?

    Vesta is really out of maintanance, but two forks of Vesta (myVesta and Hestia) are absolutely stable, secure and under active development.

  • @lowfan said:
    I do not know why some people recommend cyberpanel and vestacp :) Are they out of their mind?

    Cyberpanel for personal use is fine. Clean interface that don't need to learn or read any documents. A small amount of bugs with little impact, plus very active develop team backed with litespeed company offically.
    But it is not suitable to offer anyone yet so it might not be a " alternatives to Cpanel".

    Coffee, please.

  • Plesk and Directadmin are the best alternatives.

  • Vestacp is dead cyberpanel is mess. Full of security holes

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited September 12

    Shared hosting plan by @illyhosting : they use CentOS Web Panel.. they can comment further on the setup/ admin parts from a providers perspective.

  • dpecadpeca Member
    edited September 12

    @lowfan said:
    Vestacp is dead cyberpanel is mess. Full of security holes

    but mentioned Vesta forks dont have any security holes... they are instantly patched.
    plus, you can put myVesta on SECRET URL, so nobody can find it.

  • Of course, you will not find a free replacement for cPanel. I can recommend Plesk to you as a great alternative at a very low cost. We have been using Plesk for a long time and are very satisfied.

  • kalipuskalipus Member
    edited September 14

    currently using vesta cp for years and it works with sometimes big flaws (like not fixed backup script which just stops working if some settings on subdomains are not like it expected, dev does not really care)

    what i really love is ISPConfig, written in C/C+ and thus ultra fast and instant changes to passwords, config etc., pure enjoy to use it.

    https://www.liveconfig.com/en/product/

    cheaper licenses: https://www.rshost.eu/hosting/liveconfig/

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