ZPanel Broke my Server

December 16, 2013 3.4k views
So I installed all my server and it worked fine installed ZPanel and it broke it. I get this error: Critical Error: [0100] - Unable to connect or authenticate to the ZPanel database (zpanel_core). We advice that you contact the server administrator to ensure that the database server is online and that the correct connection parameter are being used. Any ideas? You can see it for yourself at www.byvex.com
9 Answers
zPanel should be installed on a fresh server, as all of the programs that zPanel requires are set up automatically through their installation process.
How To Install zPanel on CentOS 6.

Did you take a snapshot of your droplet, b/f you installed ZPanel? It'd prob. be easier to spin-up a new server from the snapshot. If no snapshot, did you have backups activated on your droplet, by chance?
No I didn't it was a fresh server today so what I can do is set up zpanel and it will do all of it for me? So if I delete this server and make a new one it would be ok?
"So if I delete this server and make a new one it would be ok?"

If you do not have any files on your server that you need/want to save, simply:

1.) Log in to your DigitalOcean Control Panel; and

2.) Click on the link to the droplet that you want to destroy;

3.) Then, click on the Destroy heading.

If you want to keep the same IP address, click on Rebuild and rebuild your server from the original image or select a new one. You'll end up w/a fresh, new server. Otherwise, select Destroy; but you'll have to start from scratch to spin up a new server.
I run zPanel on my CentOS 6.5 server. I only had this issue the other day if you update your MySQL to 5.5 and it was fixed by setting MySQL to start at boot after the update via Webmin
Ok I have started a new server and going to follow the tutorial to install it. Thanks
I have installed it but having a few problems.

How do I change my username?

How do I create another user?

My storage is on 2GB and my bandwidth is on 10GB thats not right.

How do I change the location I don't want it at the root of the website.
How do I change my username?

See http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-change-rename-user-name-id/.
How do I create another user?

See https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-passwd-and-adduser-to-manage-passwords-on-a-linux-vps
My storage is on 2GB and my bandwidth is on 10GB thats not right.

What do you mean? What's the output of
df -h
?
How do I change the location I don't want it at the root of the website.

Change the location of what?
by Justin Ellingwood
Password and user management is essential for even the most inexperienced system administrators. This guide will cover how to read authentication files and use the "passwd" and "adduser" tools to change this information.
The Zpanel installer PROMPTS you to NOT install it directly at your domain name. It says recommended install at "panel.yourdomain.com" It will set up its own virtual links and the subdomain so you don't have to do it before hand.

Id recommend a fresh droplet and a fresh Zpanel install in the aformentioned subdomain. You create "users" in the reseller section of Zpanel. As far as changing your username ie: zadmin .... unsure. May get back to you on that one.

when i enter this command to my centos login as root and a fresh system...

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

it gives me the following error

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2014-10-16 02:25:21 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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