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Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by thenet, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    i used zpanel, it work perfectly ..
    SEMrush
    what is your experiences?
     
    thenet, Apr 11, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    What is the OS you are using? Linux wise you are spoiled for choices but for Windows it is extremely limited.
     
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  3. thenet

    thenet Member

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    Linux ,
    I test webmin and kloxo but i prefer zpanel
     
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  4. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I tried ISPconfig, quite good, even the paid ones for eg Directadmin Internal licenses are very cheap and stable. However Cpanel is still by far the most popular, pity it is very expensive compared to Directadmin and cannot be compared to the free ones. Using the free ones does have the advantage of costs but have a much steeper learning curves.
     
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    WSWD Well-Known Member

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    Zpanel is loaded with security issues. Good luck with that!
     
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    HostingRaid Peon

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    I think webmin is a good "go to" option. It's been a while since I have used / seen it.
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Well Webmin is kinda legendary now, stable and good especially when used with virtualmin. But I find it very unfriendly for the typical user. I would suggest ISPconfig. Kloxo etc, there are tons of free or GPL panels. But I suggest if you are running a hosting company get Directadmin at least, best is of course Cpanel, if you are into hobby, the ones I mentioned earlier on should be more than sufficient.
     
    wisdomtool, Apr 11, 2014 IP
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    sahabcse Active Member

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    Kloxo
    It is a fully scriptable, distributed and a 100% object oriented hosting platform which supports Apache/Lighttpd, djbdns/bind and pure-ftpd.
    The platform enables the end user to manage every aspect of a web hosting account while providing the admin the ability to manage the whole system.
    VHCS
    It is written in PHP, Perl and C. The system provides full control over the server, resellers and end users.
    The application can communicate with database, email, web and DNS servers, monitor traffic or diskspace used and more.
    ISPConfig
    ISPConfig is a multilingual control panel that can manage every hosting related service (web, database, DNS, e-mail, ftp, stats).
    It supports admin, reseller and end-user user levels with configurable quotas for every service.
    OpenPanel
    OpenPanel has a simple and slick GUI for controlling the websites (also, there is ab optional command line interface too).
    It can manage Apache2, Bind DNS, Postfix and Courier-IMAP e-mails, PureFTPd, AWStats and more.
    SysCP
    This is an easy to install and use control panel for LAMP servers which supports many common web, e-mail and FTP server software.
    It has various 3rd party modules like backup, SpamAssassin and more.
    GNUPanel
    GNUPanel is a web hosting automation application which is built with PHP5.
    Administrators can easily create websites, databases, ftp or e-mail accounts and, optionally, create end-users and provide them the passwords so they anyone can manage their own website.
    EHCP
    EHCP is a panel that is built with PHP with features like backup-restore, SSL, script installer and more.
    It is a multilanguage application and has 4 different user levels: server admin, reseller, domain admin and email user.
    BlueOnyx
    BlueOnyx is pretty different considering how it is packaged.
    It is a Linux distribution (based on CentOS v5.5) which aims at delivering a turnkey server appliance for webhosting.
    It is built with PHP5-MySQL 5 and has phpMyAdmin + webmail integrated .
    Webmin & Virtualmin
    Webmin is one of the most popular open source and free web hosting control panels around.
    It enables you to control user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, MySQL, e-mail servers and more.
     
    sahabcse, Apr 13, 2014 IP
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    ispconfig is easy and best but nothing is eaqual for cpanel
     
    donsr, Apr 16, 2014 IP
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    Yes, zpanel is loaded with security issues.

    If you plan on public hosting cpanel is the defacto go to control panel. It is easily the most common. But that comes at a price, unfortunately.

    Many of the free control panels either are limited in features, or are have their fair share of security issues. You get what you pay for.

    At a minimum I would recommend webmin. Other than that I would recommend learning how to run a shared hosting server. Once you figure it out, it's not only gratifying that you did it all on your own, but you also learned how to troubleshoot if an issue came up. And you wouldn't be reliable on a third party control panel.
     
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    SeerKan Greenhorn

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    Another interesting free panel is http://vestacp.com/ ... it's still new but looks promising.
     
    SeerKan, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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    Webmin takes my vote as a good free hosting control panel.
     
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    am using now ajenti controll panel i like this panel verymuch easy to use
     
    donsr, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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    Just one caution about these control panels.

    If you ever try to switch panels or modify things outside of the panel, you can often run into problems. Most panels (even paid ones like cPanel/Plesk) have their own way of doing things. So you get locked into that method.

    If you have just a few sites/services, learning how to get by without a control panel provides better security, performance, portability and reliability.

    I often consider these factors:
    • Frequency of changes
    • Number of different services (email, web, database, dns)
    • Number of accounts/domains

    If these numbers are low, then I opt for no control panel.
     
    jeffatrackaid, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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    VestaCP is a really good free one if you are just running your own sites. If you have customers, save yourself a big headache and just purchase a cpanel license.
     
    wiredcom, Apr 19, 2014 IP
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    Webuzo is better than any other for me.
     
    jhashan, Apr 21, 2014 IP
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    But is Webuzo safe ? I liked Kloxo, but very bad reviews about security.
     
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    So far, yes. I don't recall there being any security issues yet with Webuzo.
     
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    4tuned Peon

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    i use LHEU its easy and you have a pretty portal
     
    4tuned, May 1, 2014 IP