zPanel Alternative - bext controll panel available for free?

November 26, 2014 3.4k 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 :)

  • @alexus

    They messed up when the project owner of zPanel sold the project to some commercial hosting company..

    Later on, rest of the developers took the code as it was open source at that time and forked that into new project sentora..

    New team now said to have a more decentralized mechanism in place and older members who were left in darkness is slowly finding out about the project and joining in..

    Sentora version in present is nothing but the last release of zPanel.. Hence every plug in of zPanel does work in sentora !!!

    I am kind of frustrated with the search for an effective alternative for cPanel or DA but till now zPanel was the closest but turned out to be very unreliable with the mess what they created..

    Tried many panel and not happy at all with their usability / flexibility and such !!! I am still searching for a good robust setup with dedicated team to stay afloat for longer time !!

  • I guess is Senotra is identical and community supported it might have potential

6 Answers

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

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

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