open source control panels

In the following post you’ll find the most popular open source and free (as in beer) control panels, there are other control panels but most of them are outdated and discontinued. I didn’t write my personal opinion about them, because I haven’t tested them all. Maybe in the near future I’ll write a review about them. enjoy…

Virtualmin

http://www.virtualmin.com licence:GPL

Virtualmin is a web hosting control panel for Linux and UNIX systems based on the Open Source web-based systems management GUI, Webmin.

There is also a paid version called virtualmin professional with extra features and support.

Support is provided by the active forums. Paid support is provided for paid edition only.

for an online demo of the professional edition visit:http://www.virtualmin.com/demo

Installation is done by an automated installer script.

Virtualmin installer supports :

CentOS 4 and 5 on i386 and x86_64
Debian 4.0 and 5.0 on i386 and amd64
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS on i386 and amd64
Solaris and OpenSolaris 10 and 11

ISPconfig 3

http://www.ispconfig.org licence:BSD

ISPConfig 3 is an open source hosting control panel for Linux. ISPconfig 3 is capable of managing multiple servers from one control panel.

There is also the older version ISPconfig2 which is under active development.

Support is provided by the active forums. Paid support is also available.

For an online demo visit: http://www.ispconfig.org/ispconfig-3/online-demo

Installation is done by the provided howto, an automated script is provided for the configuration of the services so you only have to install the software.

A 305 pages manual can be purchased for 5 euro.

ISPconfig3 supports the following distributions:

Mandrake/Mandriva Linux starting version 8.1 or later
RedHat Linux version 7.3 or later
Fedora Core 1 – 6, Fedora 7 – 14
SuSE Linux version 7.3 or later
Debian Linux version 3.0 or later
Ubuntu 5.04 or later
CentOS 4.1 – 5.5

kloxo

http://www.lxcenter.org licence:AGPL

kloxo is a light and efficient webhosting platform.

Installation is done by an automated installer script.

Support is provided by the active forums.

For an online demo visit: http://demo.kloxo.com:7778/login/

kloxo supports the following distributions:

CentOS 5 32bit only
RHEL 5 32bit only

 

Froxlor

http://www.froxlor.org licence:

Froxlor can help you set up and manage a lot of system-services, like web-, mail- and ftpserver and it also brings some nice features such as a complete support-ticket system and an implementation of the Application Packaging Standard.

Support is provided by the active forums.

For an online demo visit: http://demo.froxlor.org

Froxlor supports the following distributions:

Gentoo
Debian Lenny (5.0)
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)
SUSE Linux 10.0
FreeBSD

OpenPanel

http://www.openpanel.com licence:GPL

OpenPanel offers all hosting services for setting up domains, including DNS, email, websites and databases.

Installation is done by OS update manager.

Support is provided by the …not so active forums.(ATM forums have 23 topics)

OpenPanel supports the following distributions:

Debian 5 (Lenny)

ispCPOmega

http://isp-control.net licence:GPL

ispCPOmega is an open source control panel.

Installation is done by the provided howto.

Support is provided by the active forums.

ispCPOmega supports the following distributions:

Debian, Redhat, FreeBSD and other operating systems

SysCP

http://www.syscp.org licence:GPL

SysCP is control Panel for LAMP Servers

Installation is done by the provided howto written by SysCP users. Debian-Sarge users can install SysCP with the debian packaging tool apt.

Support is provided by the active forums.

For an online demo visit: http://demo.syscp.org

SysCP supports the following distributions:

    Debian 4.0 (Etch)
    Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
    Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
    Gentoo Linux
    OpenSuSE Linux 10.0
    FreeBSD

EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel)

http://www.ehcp.net licence :

Ehcp is a Hosting Control Panel to facilate the process of hosting domains, emails, adding domains, ftp users and so on.

Installation is done by debian”s apt-get install system.

Support is provided by the howtos, wiki, ticketing system, email, live chat

For an online demo visit: http://www.ehcp.net/?q=node/152

EHCP supports the following distributions:

ubuntu

debian

debian based distributions

  1. hi,
    thank you so much for this information.

    cheers

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