Does DigitalOcean provide a cPanel with the DNS like cPanel?

  • Posted December 7, 2014

Like if I make a droplet and run my website through the DNS, do I have to install cPanel myself with nginx or Apache or does DigitalOcean do it itself?


DigitalOcean doesn’t supply cPanel or licenses for cPanel. Also - cPanel doesn’t install on Ubuntu. You’ll have to go with CentOS…

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Hello, @studioq

A similar questions was previously asked in the community and you can check the question via this link:

I’ve just posted an answer which you can check, I’ve laid down the free alternatives but you can also check all the paid available control panels as well.

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

Hello, @NurdTurd

A similar question was asked in our community. You can check the original question via this link:

I’m also copying the answer provided from ryanpq here as well:

In order for you to manage your domains in cPanel/WHM you cannot use the DigitalOcean DNS servers. cPanel/WHM includes a fully functional and integrated DNS server of it’s own. Instead what you’ll want to do:

1.) It is recommended to have a secondary DNS server, your cPanel/WHM server can act as your primary and cPanel offers free DNS-Only licenses for a lightweight version for use on your secondary server(s).

Note: while it’s not recommended, some registrars may allow you to create your two nameservers with the same IP address. It may also be possible (I have not tested this) to use your main ipv4 address and a floating IP for the same effect.

2.) With your domain registar, GoDaddy in this case, you will want to register new nameservers by creating nameserver glue records. You’ll create an and and point them to your droplet’s IP addresses.

Now once the new registrations propagate (this could take up to 24-48 hours but is often quicker), you will be able to create domains and sites directly in cPanel/WHM after pointing the domain(s) to

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

Okay, are there any other cPanel alternatives for managing my website? Because I want to use my own email from my domain.