Are there any Control Panels with a web based File Manager like cPanel offers?

Posted June 13, 2015 8.7k views
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My current hosting provider offers cPanel which allows me to upload, delete and edit files all from the web. Before I switch to DigitalOcean, I’m wondering if there are any Control Panels that offer this feature - I’m planning on using Ubuntu.

Also, are there any that offer MySQL along with the File Manager? Of which can be edited from the web?

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there are plenty of control panels but in my opinion none of them is as good as cPanel.
If you install free control panel, then you basically enter a world of other problems …

As far as I know, there are webFTP, which in much way acts as such file manager you mentioned but works much better..

So for ex, you can have a control panel like Sentora or such, which is less powerful or rather without proper file manager, but you also has the option to use, client like, to perform the work of a file manager with much more flexibility..

Hello, all

This is a really interesting question that I’ve seen before and would like to share my opinion with the rest of you.

There a lot of web panels available (most of them are free to use) that you can choose in order to manage your server. What I can recommend is to try them as in this way you can see if it really suits your needs.

I will list the top control panels that I recommend:

CentOS Web Panel
Vesta CP

and of course I need to mention Plesk although it’s not free it’s been available for a while and it’s always been the main cPanel competitor. It has a lot of build-in features and a lot of plugins that you can install and you can always reach to their support team if needed which is something that might come handy in time.

You’ve now got some great options if you want to use a control panel with your server but you don’t want to pay for a license. I’ve tried to lay out most of the available options, but which one is best will ultimately depend on your individual needs.