How Uninstall Sentora? I lose my sites if I uninstall that Control Panel?

September 20, 2015 3.2k views
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I read in internet that Sentora control panel, it's not safe. And as I've been having problems with this Sentora, including the latest is unable to sign because I give face to face with a white screen, I want uninstall Sentora...

My questions are:

  1. If I uninstall Sentora, I lose the settings of my sites? files? something? Or everything is normal functioning?

  2. How do I uninstall Sentora?

  3. What is the best free control panel alternative for me to install?

(Sorry my bad english, I'm from Brazil)

4 Answers

You can probably never completely "uninstall" sentora. In the linux serverworld most of the time you can not uninstall something that easily as on windows. Its a whole different environment. What you could use to remove its files and dependencies with a simple script like this:

apt-get -y purge mysql-server mysql-server apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 libapache2-mod-bw php5-common php5-suhosin php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd php5-mcrypt php5-curl php-pear php5-imap php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl db4.7-util zip webalizer build-essential bash-completion dovecot-mysql dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-common dovecot-managesieved dovecot-lmtpd postfix postfix-mysql libsasl2-modules-sql libsasl2-modules proftpd-mod-mysql bind9 bind9utils
apt-get -y --purge autoremove
rm -rf /etc/zpanel
rm -rf /var/zpanel
rm -f /root/passwords.txt

But I don't recommend this. This will remove all your services including the website files. I suggest you backup all the site files, create a new droplet, setup that new droplet properly so it can go live and then upload the websites there.

I don't think that you can save your data if you uninstall Sentora. I will recommend you to backup all your importand data and reinstall your server with a fresh OS.
Then upload your data and configure it accordingly.
I recently installed Ajenti control panel on my server and so far I am pretty satisfied. So try Ajenti, you may like it.

Then the best way to do is create a new machine begining from "0" zero?

Can I create a new droplet and install new webserver and upload my site files while the actual droplet stay active?
When the new droplet go all set ok, I use the new droplet? I think a way to do it because I don't want my sites get out/down while
I install new webserver.

Can you say me a good tip or step by step to do it?

If I create a new droplet with webserver should I upgrade or pay new fees?
I ask it because I will have 2 droplets while I setting my new system, then finally I delele the old droplet with sentora.

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