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which one will be easier to use ubuntu 14 or centOS 6 ?

  • Posted on September 23, 2014
  • eminemAsked by eminem

which of these 2 are mostly recommended and easy to use ? and how can i install zpanel in ubuntu 14 or centOS 6 ? please provide the steps bellow …thanks

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Hello,

It seems everyone here in Digital Ocean prefers Ubuntu… Maximum of the tutorials are Ubuntu based… So when I started, I started with Ubuntu but for some reason, zPanel was not getting installed under Ubuntu 14.04 and their support forum was saying that since zPanel installer presently supported Ubuntu 12 hence try it with Ubuntu 12…

zPanel did have a Ubuntu 14 installer but that was in beta and as I said, for some reason I could not get it running…

I am a linux noobe, so I started reading again about choice of OS and found, apart from DO, maximum of the web hosts runs CentOS and every paid of free panel supports CentOS…

I looked again and found zPanel did have a CentOS 6.x installer and I gave that a try with CentOS 6.5 x32 (running 32bit because of less RAM in my droplet)… Things went smooth… Installation was successful and system running for last couple of months without crash or any reboot !!

What I see is, be it Ubuntu or CentOS, few commands are bit different but when Control Panel is running, from the point a view of using, you wont find any difference !!! So both are same in terms of usability !!

Being a Linux newbie, I tried both and personally liked CentOS hence went ahead with CentOS !!

To install in Ubuntu and CentOS, of course, connect to your VPS:

ssh root@ip-adress

And:

Installing ZPanel in Ubuntu

  • Download ZPanel:

wget https://raw.github.com/zpanel/installers/master/install/Ubuntu-12_04/10_1_1.sh

  • Make the downloaded file executable:

chmod +x 10_1_1.sh

  • Run the script:

sudo ./10_1_1.sh

Installing ZPanel in CentOS

  • Download ZPanel:

wget https://raw.github.com/zpanel/installers/master/install/CentOS-6_4/10_1_1.sh

  • Make the downloaded file executable:

chmod +x 10_1_1.sh

  • Run the script:

sudo ./10_1_1.sh


It is this! The rest will be automatically done by ZPanel. Thanks.

now i am confused. i have ubuntu install on one VPS and want to get another for one separate Magento website with SSL and want to try to test some open source Cpanel (Zpanel.) SO what to install CentOS or Ubuntu?