Mgeeky.com is once again here to provide you another free alternative to CPanel. I am going to show you how you can install Vesta Control panel on your VPS or dedicated server. The main reason why I am showing you this guide is that most of the time a VPS owner can not afford CPanel because it is expensive and user can easily grab a decent unmanaged VPS by skipping CPanel.
Why Vesta CP
Vesta CP is one of the best CPanel Alternatives. Its user friendly, open-source and more over its fast and snappy. you can easily manager your server using VestaCP. Following are some of the features of VestaCP
- Web Server (Apache with Nginx as Reverse Proxy)
- DNS server
- Database Server
- Mail Server
- FTP Server
- Nginx out of the box
- SSL certificates & SNI
- Wildcard support
- Configuration Templates
- DKIM support
- Fast Backups
- System Monitoring
- AntiSpam / Antivirus
- WHMCS billing support
- EPEL integration
- Simple and Clean GUI
- Powerfull CLI
- Reliable Platform
- Open Data Format
How to install VestaCP on CentOS 6.5 VPS
This guide shows you how to install VestaCP on CentOS 6.5 VPS. The things you’re going to need are as follows:
- A VPS or Dedicated Server running on CentOS 6.5
- SSH Client e.g Putty for Windows
- Root access to your Server
- 10-15 minutes of your time
Step 1 : First of all you have to login to your server using username ‘root’
Step 2 : Now you have to download the Installer aka installation script for VestaCP. simply copy and execute the following command in SSH client.
curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh
Step 3 : Now you just have to execute the following command and the installation will start automatically.
Step 4 : The installer may ask you to disable SELinux, If you have it enabled, Just disable it by pressing Y
Step 5 : The installer will ask you for your email address, enter your email address and hit enter and the installation process will start.
Once the installer finishes installing, it will show you the url, Username and Password. just open that url in web browser and login using the username and password.
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