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 (Free, Open Source), Vepp (Free), ZPanel (Free, Open Source) and Cloudron (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 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  almost 4 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 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. Vepp is a simple yet powerful software for managing WordPress websites on a VPS, dedicated server, or in a cloud. It’s a convenient alternative to traditional control panels. And it's a great cost-effective alternative to pricy managed WP services.
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      Vepp vs cPanel opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Vepp is a great alternative to cPanel.
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      pagkhaledfr The logic and overall UX is much friendly comparing to traditional control panels. I got my server ready for uploading a website in 5 minutes! Domains, email boxes, ssl certificates is a dream of newbie.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      KernelCare Very close functionally to cPanel. The price of half cheaper than cPanel has
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Easy to use. Up to 5 clicks for website import and it's really cheap even with DO server
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      jwassen More regular updates. Better support. Not as complicated as Cpanel
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      shelehovchanin Cheaper. More important features. Easier interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. 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

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


    6. 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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      Plesk vs cPanel opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Plesk is a great alternative to cPanel.
      janloffler Plesk provides much better UX and it's the best solution for websites.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      better UX, support for docker, nodejs, automatic server repair, automatic OS updates etc.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • 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.
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and BSD systems.
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    7. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Froxlor: The server administration software for your needs. Developed by experienced server administrators this open source (GPL) panel simplifies the effort of managing your hosting platform.
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