Cpanel setup and Multiple Domains Hosting

Posted April 2, 2017 6.7k views
Control Panels

Good afternoon ! Guys I am new to all of this , just joined this community and got a VPS here.
I am interested in learning on how to do the following things, and I don`t know where to start, maybe you have some advises and tips for me.

My vps`s purpose is to host a few websites I manage of different friends, each of them has its own domain name, each domain was created using a different company.
So Basically I wand to host them on this vps, and I would like for each of them to have its own *Cpanel *so they can make changes themselves. And If in the future I will have a client, I would like to host his website on my vps too, and give him access to a cpanel.

Thank you and have a great Sunday!

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If you’re wanting a control panel, there'a few options, though the first one I’d recommend would be a free, open source control panel – VestaCP.

DigitalOcean actually has a guide that covers installation and setup on Ubuntu 14.04, though it should work on Ubuntu 16.04 as well (which is newer, and the latest LTS release for the OS).

There’s also commercial control panels, such as cPanel and Plesk, though pricing varies and the cost is per month (generally $15-$30 per license). They’re relatively easy to install and configure, though all control panels are simply a GUI to what you could do from the CLI.

Some of them implement basic security (i.e. a firewall), though they are not all-inclusive. You still need to know, or learn how to properly manage a server.

by Jonah Aragon
The Vesta Control Panel is a free, open source website control panel with website, email, database, and DNS functionalities built in. By the end of this tutorial we will have Vesta installed and running on Ubuntu 14.04 with a working website and email account.

Hello, lattkkkthxbbye

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.

Hope that this helps!