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Self-Hosted cPanel Alternatives

There are many alternatives to cPanel as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative 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 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to 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

    • 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 .

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

    Light, fast and easy to use.

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    Webmin

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWebmin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Creating a Unix user in the same module
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    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.

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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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    dont lock server , easy install easy remove

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    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 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.

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupISPmanager will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ 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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    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

    • 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.

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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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    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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  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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    Plesk

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Azure

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

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    Ajenti

    • 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.
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    Virtualmin

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and BSD systems.

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    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.

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    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

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  10. HestiaCP icon

    HestiaCP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Hestia Control Panel is an open source web server control panel with an easy-to-use interface as a lightweight alternative to cPanel, Plesk, etc. Hestia It's also the continuation of the development of Vesta Control Panel.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in HestiaCP without registration.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHestiaCP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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