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15 Free, Open Source Web Hosting Control Panels to Manage Servers

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If you happen to be a web developer running multiple websites on a dedicated or VPS servers, then you should consider using a dedicated control panel for better web server management. This also applies to bloggers that run several blogs and online portfolios simultaneously. A customizable, flexible and dedicated control panel helps to fulfil bloggers’ various needs, allowing them to manage multiple servers from one control panel, easily and effectively.


Here we’ve gathered 15 powerful and reliable web hosting control panels that are specifically designed for Internet service providers and IT professionals. Do let us know in the comments box below if we’ve missed any worth-sharing hosting control panels.

Kloxo is a scriptable and distributed web hosting platform. Some of its main features include full distribution of resources across machines, ability to move accounts from one cluster to another, backup your entire hosting and restore any part of it, disk usage and warning report for the whole cluster, and much more.

Another open source hosting control panel for Linux, designed to manage Apache, BIND, FTP, and databases. It enables you to manage multiple servers from one control panel and provides web server management, mail server management, DNS server management, virtualization (OpenVZ) and more.

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more.

Virtualmin is a flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and UNIX systems. It enables you to manage your virtual domains, mailboxes, databases, applications, and the entire server, from one comprehensive interface.

WebsitePanel is a portal for cloud computing companies and IT providers to automate the provisioning of a full suite of services on Windows servers. The flexible open source platform gives users simple point-and-click control over Windows Server applications including IIS, SQL Server, Exchange 2010, etc. It enables you easily manage all of your web properties including domain names, websites, web applications, FTP accounts, databases and many more.

ispCP (Internet Service Provider Control Panel) is an open source project founded to build a multi server control and administration panel.

EHCP is a hosting control panel to facilitate the process of hosting domains, emails, adding domains, FTP users and so on. Some of its features include customizable templates, domains, FTP, MySQL, DNS and email management, password protected domains, web-stats, web-ftp, disk quota control, and more.

OpenPanel is a free and open source control panel that comes with great functionality and attractive interface. It’s a reliable platform for web developers to control any process on a Linux server. It offers all basic hosting services for setting up domains, including DNS, email, websites and databases. A layered authentication system allows the administrator to create accounts with specified limitations for end-users. Users are able to control system configuration using either a graphical interface or a command line configuration shell.

Another open source web-based interface for easy web server administration for Linux. With VHCS you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations. The virtual hosting control system manages Apache vhosts, DNS, email and FTP accounts, quotas, create statistics and more.

GNUPanel is a free web hosting automation software that allows administrator to manage a web hosting server, create public and private hosting accounts, accept Paypal and payments, send messages to users, create redirections, use the integrated support ticket system, control bandwidth, disk space and define policies for accounts suspension. The users can use the regular functions to create mail and FTP accounts, databases, directories protection, etc.

Web-cp is a open source web hosting control panel written in PHP. It consists of 4 control panels: personal, domain, reseller, and server. The personal control panel allows users to update their personal information, change their password and set their spam control settings. The domain control panel allows domain owners to add new users, aliases, subdomains, domain pointers and databases. The resellers control panel allows resellers to add or modify their domain accounts. The server control panel allows the server administrator to add or modify resellers, edit VirtualHost and DNS templates, restart services and monitor server usage.

BlueOnyx is a Linux distribution which aims at delivering a turnkey server appliance for web hosting. It comes with a web based GUI interface which allows you to manage most aspects of the server, its sites and accounts through a browser based interface.

SysCP (System Control Panel) is an ISP server management tool based on PHP and MySQL. It offers a web-based front end for web developers and designers, enabling them to manage their email addresses, domains and databases with ease.

AlternC Hosting Software
AlternC is an automatic hosting software suite based on Debian. It features a PHP-based administration interface and scripts that manage server configuration. It can manage email, Web, Web statistics, and mailing list hosting.

Domain Technologie Control (DTC) is a control panel aiming at commercial hosting. Using a web GUI for the administration and accounting all hosting services, DTC can delegate the task of creating subdomains, email, ssh, database, mailing lists, and FTP accounts to users for the domain names they own.

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