Will Digital Ocean bring cPanel ?

Okay, I have been with a hosting company who provides cPanel in their plans for free of charge. The “Control Panel” is really holding me back from moving to Digital Ocean. I have tried like 10 different open source control panels and all of them are just not good. I can not afford to buy a cPanel license for $20/month.

I know this might sound stupid, but can you guys bring cPanel to Digial Ocean?


Hi Everyone,

Try ZesleCP, it comes with all the core features of major web control panels. Add domains, sub-domains, emails everything


  1. Free
  2. Takes only 3-minutes to install
  3. Super Light


Steps: Create new droplet and login into your console/PuTTY and run command cd /home && curl -o latest -L && sh latest


I’ve been using I love it so far.

I have switched to You get unlimited servers as well as LetsEncrypt, multiple users, git deployement…all kinds of stuff for the same price as one server with ServerPilot.

@thephotographyblog I will recommend ZesleCP. It’s worth of trying. check more details on website for zeslecp control panel details.

@LoneVegan are you still enjoying ServerPilot? I’m thinking of making the switch from SiteGround’s cPanel based hosting to DO + ServerPilot. Would you still recommend it?

Only concern is managing email. :(

Its hard to afford cPanel monthly cost for most of us but if you are individual user then there are some good alternatives available

Source :

@hunky I never knew about it, but it seems to be a fork of Zpanel, I stay away from Zpanel as far as I can :( terrible control panel

Have you tried Sentora ??

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As far as I know, cPanel is not free for any other VPS provider… They add the charge hence doesn’t show separately…

Yes, it is true, when buying bulk cPanel is bit cheaper but not less than USD 15 a month for per VPS… So if you may check, those who doesn’t charge separately for cPanel is considerably higher in price for same plan compare to without any panel hosting.

cPanel also has a major draw back… The system requirement… 2GB is minimum along with a large HDD space…

Here in DO, without these extra requirements, I can run 4 websites in one 512MB VPS without any issue… Mind you as per many shared hosting with cPanel and unlimited plans refused to host each of them in single account citing load issue…

DO is faster and cheaper… Much flexible as allows you to pay and install cPanel, if you can afford or actually need that…

I agree with you… None of the free panels are as useful compare to cPanel or DirectAdmin… What DO and other VPS (un managed) has to do is fund and help many of these open source projects to develop these free control panel with more resource and better staff to give cPanel and DA, run for their money…


Hi, all

cPanel/WHM is available in our marketplace and you can quickly deploy your cPanel droplet using the one-click app.

cPanel is a third party application managed through our Marketplace. New installations of cPanel come with a 15 day free trial. For further use beyond that point a valid license will need to be purchased directly through cPanel.

Please refer to below link for further details:

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

Now cpanel available in digital ocean under marketplace.

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