Hello guys,

I would like your opinion on the best free alternatives for Cpanel.

I would like to create about 5 VMs, Each one will be hosting 10-15 drupal website that is using mysql DB.

  • I’ve been looking into VestaCP, Ajenti, and iMSCP.
  • I know that iMSCP is the only one with capability to manage multiple servers but haven’t found a lot of reviews about it. Is it also possible to get it to work on DigitalOcean for multiple servers ?
  • VestaCP and Ajenti are both promising but I know I will need to install them on each server.
  • I would like your openion on the 3 of them in terms of Security, Stability, Features, multiple server support, and if doable on digital ocean Ubuntu 14.04 VMS.
  • What would be the best droplet size for hosting around 10 on each VM.

Thanks,

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I have the same doubts. Waiting for answers :)

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
Webmin
Ajenti
ISPConfig

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.

Regards,
Alex

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