zPanel Alternative - bext controll panel available for free?

Posted November 26, 2014 9.3k views

So it looks that after zPanel project got hacked it is not secure to run it and there is no support available for it. So I was wondering if there is alternative panes of same similar functionality? We used to work with zPanel but it looks like time to move away?
Any ideas?

  • I can recommend Ajenti it’s open source running on python and you dont need to recreate your droplet to remove it.

  • based on screen shots it looks more like a webmin rather then user ready CP :(

  • I didnt get the news that zPanel was hacked, rather i heard that they have moved to

    Anyway, I am too looking for an effective alternative to zPanel but came to conclusion that, cPanel and DirectAdmin guys needs to rethink their strategy towards pricing as they charge the same for a hosting seller and single website owner for the control panel..

    That is not fare, they should have different pricing module !!

  • i did not hear about sentora, i guess thats how hey want to save the project. But on sensotra i dont see any forums or plugins, and release is 0.0.0 its like playing around :) on my zPanel im usin 2 plugins: FTP and File Browser

    cPanel is truly not affordable in any way unless we have 500-1000 commercial users, and even there is just braking even the cost o licensing. For us we have 8 clients, so no way we can afford commercial software :)

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Look in the side of the panel ISPConfig

ISPConfig seams like feasible alternative, takes a little bit of time to figure out navigation as its mostly text based but probably covers all functionality needed. Probably will try one on fresh servers. Tnx

Just to add to the list checkout VestaCp

Vestra seams interesting

Don´t know about panels with same poor functionality but someone have same issue but needs more professional hosting software with features similar to panels like cPanel or Plesk but comes for a much cheaper price then it´s ISPmanager.

Features of the ISPmanager
Free 14-day trial version

P.S. You should try it´s built'in PHP selector

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

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.