zPanel is the most preferably choice for cPanel alternative. It is free, light and smoothly designed. Here is how you can Install zPanel on Centos 7 (any Centos version>=6).
To install zPanel on your server, you need these things
- An unmanaged VPS Server with CentOS 6+ installed
- 512MB of RAM
- Root details of the VPS Server
zPanel is a free file control panel for managing files & performing actions on your server. In simple words, it is the most desirable free alternative of cPanel which has almost all features that cPanel has. I am installing the latest version of zPanel (10.1.1) on my centos 6.5 VPS server.
Steps to install zPanel on CentOS
Pre-installation steps (ensure if the system is ready): You need to stop and remove apache, PHP , MySQL if they’re already running. You only need the OS. And an updated system as well.
Perform this command to update scripts
yum -y update
during the update process, if you geet any error,use the command below
yum -y remove qpid-cpp-client
& then run the 1st script again to update system.
Once done, reboot the VPS.
zPanel 10.1.1 -Installation Steps
1. You need to download the installer file by performing this command
2. Make the installer executable
chmod +x 10_1_1.sh
4. & Now you need to run the installer by performing this command.
Here you will be asked, FQDN, External IP & timezone. Set them accordingly. (Read FAQ section)