How to Install Zpanelcp on Ubuntu 12.04.5x64

Posted December 1, 2014 9.9k views

How to Install Zpanelcp on Ubuntu 12.04.5x64. I have seen many tutorials on Youtube but they are older and do not work at the current time. Can anyone please help me in details to solve this problem?

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zPanel provides an installer for Ubuntu 12.04 that you can on their site. The following process can be used to install zPanel on a newly created Ubuntu 12.04.5 x64 droplet:

1.) ssh into your droplet as the root user.

2.) Download the zPanel installer.


3.) Make the script executable

chmod +x

4.) Run the installer and follow the on-screen prompts


The install will download and install many new packages and may also update your droplet’s kernel. If it does you will need to ensure you select the appropriate kernel image in the control panel.

  • Just to point one thing here, zPanel project was sold and the team then took the code and moved onto new project called sentora..

    So if anyone is planing to deploy zPanel, its better to head down to sentora since project has been moved to sentora !!

    For further details about this, do read their website,

Hello, all

I have not personally used zPanel, but to me, this project looks completely abandoned. There have been no updates to that repository for the past 7 years:

The last installer script which was supported was for Ubuntu 12, which has been EOF for a very long time:

I would recommend choosing a different control panel. You could start by having a look at this page here for some useful Control panel tutorials:

There are 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 in 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 layout most of the available options, but which one is best will ultimately depend on your individual needs.