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Free cPanel Alternatives

The best free alternative to cPanel is Vesta Control Panel, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to cPanel and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to cPanel are Webmin, ZPanel, CentOS Web Panel and ISPConfig.

cPanel alternatives are mainly Web Hosting Services but may also be Server Management Tools or Web Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of cPanel.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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  1. Vesta Control Panel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    – 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 .

    Vesta Control Panel vs cPanel opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Vesta Control Panel is a great alternative to cPanel.

    Light, fast and easy to use.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  2. Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows.

    Webmin vs cPanel opinions
    Most users think Webmin is a great alternative to cPanel.

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

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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. ;-)

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Webmin is simply an interface for checking server performance and doing simple maintainance. cPanel is much more than that.

    Top negative comment  over 7 years ago
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    pagkhaledfr

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

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    dont lock server , easy install easy remove

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  3. ZPanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

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

    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

    Warning

    Known security holes unpatched.

    ZPanel vs cPanel opinions
    Most users think ZPanel is a great alternative to cPanel.

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

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  4. CentOS Web Panel

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    CentOS Web Panel was replaced by Control-WebPanel.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Most users think ISPConfig is a great alternative to cPanel.


  6. 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!.

    Some users think Cloudron is a great alternative to cPanel, some don't.
  7. Ajenti

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Web administration panel for servers and custom hardware.

    Discontinued

    Works on Ubuntu 12.04

    Most users think Ajenti is a great alternative to cPanel.
  8. Cockpit Project

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  9. Sentora

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Sentora is an open-source web hosting control panel built specifically to work on a variety of Linux distributions. Sentora is licensed under the GPL and is a separately maintained fork of the original ZPanel project.

    Discontinued

    Development has been halted since May 7, 2020.

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    Sentora vs cPanel opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Sentora is a great alternative to cPanel.

    Easy completely automated install process including all dependencies... module capabilities

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  10. Free Ubuntu, Centos Linux Web Hosting control panel designed for quick and easy management of (Dedicated & VPS) servers without of need to use ssh console for every little thing.

    ZesleCP vs cPanel opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ZesleCP is a great alternative to cPanel.
    KIYOKO_Ki

    Amazing control panel and super fast & easy to use. Hoping for the File Manager soon.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    ZesleCP is one of the best control panel. Best alternative to cPanel and other control panels.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    Best UI interface and unlimited domains

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