Open Source cPanel Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Sep 1, 2021

    1. – 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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      No updates since April 2019.

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      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 3 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.
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      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  almost 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  about 4 years ago

      6
      Webmin is simply an interface for checking server performance and doing simple maintainance. cPanel is much more than that.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

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      pagkhaledfr closer alternative is cloudmin or virtualmin - and these two are now free.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      dont lock server , easy install easy remove
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. ZPanel is a free and complete web hosting control panel for Microsoft Windows and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers. ZPanel is written in PHP and uses several open-source (or freely available) software packages to provide a secure, web hosting system. Learn more...

      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

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      Known security holes unpatched.

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      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -4
    4. 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.
    5. 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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      Some users think Cloudron is a great alternative to cPanel, some don't.


    6. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks CentOS Web Panel is a great alternative to cPanel.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Web administration panel for servers and custom hardware.
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      Most users think Ajenti is a great alternative to cPanel.
    7. 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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      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and BSD systems.
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    8. 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.
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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 4 years ago

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