Question

What is the best control panel for a newbie at the moment?

  • Posted on April 22, 2014
  • gkn.sknAsked by gkn.skn

Hey everyone,

I have never set up and never managed a VPS. But I believe I can handle basic stuff at the first time. I have read lots of forum topics about panels however most of them discussed at 2012/2013. I think to try ZPanel because of its user friendly interface but many people said it has security issues. But maybe they made it more secure in 1 year. So I need the opinions about latest version of the free panels.

I will use it for our OpenCart based small scale eCommerce site. Only one site will run on the server. All we need a fast, stable and secure server, mail service, SSL.

Should I pay for cPanel or give a try to ZPanel, Webmin, Webuzo, VestaCP etc…? Or can I do basic stuff with learning commands? :)


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<a href=“https://serverpilot.io”>ServerPilot</a> is very easy to use. It was designed as a control panel for hosting PHP sites on DigitalOcean. There’s a free plan that does all of the server security and configuration.

For hosting mail, DigitalOcean has a <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-iredmail-on-ubuntu-12-04-x64”>tutorial for installing iRedMail</a>.

I have been using zPanel for months now, it has been working perfectly and you can easily set up email accounts should you need them. I have multiple accounts set up with many domains, and you can even create hosting accounts for friends with certain limits if you want to.

For those asking themselves this question in 2018 … i can tell you that i recently had one of my Vestacp servers hacked … and so did hundreds if not thousands of others … i’ve applied the fix, but my advice is to look into Webuzo:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGRgrAAYBcFkmSnFju_MadWCvHE3WznEV