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cPanel is described as 'The cPanel and WHM software package makes life easier for web hosts and the website owners they serve. It offers easy-to-use, powerful tools that perform essential tasks quickly, easily, and reliably' and is a very popular server management tool in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to cPanel for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, BSD and Windows. The best alternative is Vesta Control Panel, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like cPanel are Webmin, ISPmanager, ZPanel and Cloudron.

cPanel alternatives are mainly Server Management Tools but may also be Web Hosting Services or Web Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of cPanel.
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  1. Vesta Control Panel icon

    Vesta Control Panel

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    39 alternatives to Vesta Control Panel 

    – What I love about Vesta is that it's fast and easy to use – I have tried almost every panel and Vesta is quite good very simple to install and noob friendly – I was impressed with their overall system – No gear shifting required, the thing just .

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    Light, fast and easy to use.

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  2. Webmin icon

    Webmin

    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    61 alternatives to Webmin 

    Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows. It allows to configure operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services or configuration files, as well as modify and control...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWebmin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Creating a Unix user in the same module
    Listing mounted filesystems on Linux
    Sharing a new directory to Windows clients with Samba
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    Most users think Webmin is a great alternative to cPanel.
    Guest

    Webmin provides all the tools of the big commercial options but is extendable, well supported and free.

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    idlesHand

    Very powerful and flexible control panel for servers and vps. If you need to provide access to say web-hosting modules to a non-linux user than you can do so with granular access permissions so they can only break apache and not the ssh. ;-)

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    pagkhaledfr

    closer alternative is cloudmin or virtualmin - and these two are now free.

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    Guest

    dont lock server , easy install easy remove

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    Guest

    Webmin is simply an interface for checking server performance and doing simple maintainance. cPanel is much more than that.

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  3. ISPmanager icon

    ISPmanager

    • Self-Hosted
    92 alternatives to ISPmanager 

    ISPmanager is a web server control panel that allows you to manage your entire web-server through a user-friendly and comprehensive multi-language web interface. With the click of a mouse, you can manage users, hosting packages, mailboxes, databases and much more from one...

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    1.  Automatic BackupISPmanager will automatically back up your data periodically.
    2.  Website MonitoringISPmanager can detect and resolve website performance issues proactively.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ISPmanager simultaneously.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsISPmanager can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    KernelCare

    Very close functionally to cPanel. The price of half cheaper than cPanel has

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    shushu

    It has more features, easier to use and costs cheaper

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    Guest

    Easy to use. Up to 5 clicks for website import and it's really cheap even with DO server

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    jwassen

    More regular updates. Better support. Not as complicated as Cpanel

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    shelehovchanin

    Cheaper. More important features. Easier interface.

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    irinadyadkina

    ISPmanager is pretty complicated for a newbie, but still ok for a pro. Its main advantage is the price.

    Vepp is, on the contrary, easy-to-use, much easier than any other control panel I have seen. I have tested the alpha only, waiting for release.

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    oleglwaray8

    Vepp is more user-friendly. If you know nothing about server administrations, php, nginx and other configues, so Vepp can help you to deal with these difficult things. It's really very nice and easy-to-use, allow to install the website from WP template in a few clicks. Amazing, 10/10.

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  4. ZPanel icon

    ZPanel

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    51 alternatives to ZPanel 

    ZPanel is a free and complete web hosting control panel for Microsoft Windows and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 10.1.1, released on 3rd March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website and the source code is available on Github. ZPanel's source code has been ported to Sentora icon Sentora

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    Known security holes unpatched.

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    I have been using zPanel (old ver) / Sentora (new) for a few years. Excellent product to manage some 50 domains.

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    Cloudron

    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    53 alternatives to Cloudron 

    Cloudron is a complete solution for managing apps & users on your own server. Easily deploy production ready apps from the app library and keep them automatically up-to-date. It even comes with a built-in email server and web clients!.

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  6. CentOS Web Panel icon

    CentOS Web Panel

    42 alternatives to CentOS Web Panel 

    CentOS Web Panel - Web control panel is designed for quick and easy management of (Dedicated & VPS) servers without of need to use ssh console for every little thing. There is lot's of options and features for server management in this control panel.

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    Discontinued

    CentOS Web Panel was replaced by Control-WebPanel icon Control-WebPanel.

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    Almost everyone thinks CentOS Web Panel is a great alternative to cPanel.
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    Plesk

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Azure
    57 alternatives to Plesk 

    Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses in more than 32 languages across 140 countries in the world. 50% of the top 100 worldwide service providers are partnering with Plesk today.

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    Almost everyone thinks Plesk is a great alternative to cPanel.
    janloffler

    Plesk provides much better UX and it's the best solution for websites.

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    Guest

    better UX, support for docker, nodejs, automatic server repair, automatic OS updates etc.

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    ISPConfig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    36 alternatives to ISPConfig 

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

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    Ajenti

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    54 alternatives to Ajenti 

    Web administration panel for servers and custom hardware.

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    1.  Shared FoldersAjenti supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Cockpit Project

    13 alternatives to Cockpit Project 

    Makes it easy to administer Linux servers via a web browser. It allows you to easily perform simple tasks like storage administration, inspecting journals, starting & stopping services, monitoring & administering several servers at once.

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