CyberPanel makes one-click installing of web-hosted apps and services simple

If you’re seeking for a alternative for cPanel, CyberPanel might be exactly what you want. Jack Wallen reveals you how easy this instrument is to deploy.

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If you give a company that hosts internet websites and solutions for clientele, you know how significant it is to be in a position to roll those people out immediately. This is especially true when those people clients generally work with the likes of WordPress (rather of custom-built websites). You have to have to be equipped to spin individuals web sites up speedily and reliably. To that stop, you almost certainly count on the likes of cPanel, hosted either in your knowledge center or a cloud-primarily based provider provider.

With CentOS floating down a stream of its own earning, and cPanel dropping help, you could be wondering what you can do? You can both hold out for cPanel to lastly launch a model for Ubuntu Server, you can opt to migrate all of your CentOS servers to AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux (when it truly is introduced), or you can consider a different website panel supplying.

One particular this kind of world-wide-web panel is CyberPanel. In contrast to cPanel, CyberPanel was made to permit your customers to deploy their have web pages with simplicity. Believe it or not, the platform achieves this on a stage that tends to make it a actuality. 

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Consider handing that undertaking around to your customers. Your IT staff could be freed up to do other issues–like retain your community jogging and safe. 

How do you get CyberPanel up and working? I’m going to demonstrate you.

First, you want to know there are two different versions of the instruments:

For extra info on the Enterprise edition of CyberPanel, check out out the element checklist and rate matrix.

Let us get the Regular edition up and running, so you can kick the tires of CyberPanel.

What you can expect to require

CyberPanel can be installed on any server that meets the subsequent needs:

  • OS: Centos 7.x, Centos 8.x, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04

  • Python: 3.x

  • RAM: >= 1024MB

  • Storage: >= 10GB

I’ll be demonstrating on Ubuntu Server 20.04, but the course of action is fairly considerably the same on each and every system.

How to set up CyberPanel

The developers of CyberPanel have produced an put in script that can take treatment of anything vital to get the software up and functioning. To operate the script, you ought to access the root consumer. You can not operate the script with sudo privileges, as it will fail. Just before you obtain and run the installer, you have to swap to the root consumer with the command:

sudo su -

If you might be working with a Red Hat-based distribution (this sort of as AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux), that command would merely be:

su

When you have root access, difficulty the command to down load and run the installer:

sh <(curl https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh "http://www.techrepublic.com/" wget -O - https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh)

Before the installation commences, you'll be asked the following:

  • What to install (CyberPanel or Addons and Miscellaneous): Type 1 and hit Enter

  • Version to install (CyberPanel with OpenLiteSpeed or CyberPanel with LiteSpeed Enterprise): Type 1 and hit Enter

  • Install full service: Type 1 and hit Enter

  • Set up remote MySQL: Hit Enter for default (no)

  • Release to install: Hit Enter to install the latest version of CyberPanel

  • Password: Type s, hit Enter, and then type/verify a password for the admin user

  • Install Memcached extension and backend: Type Y and hit Enter

  • Install Redis extension and backend: Type Y and hit Enter

  • Install Watchdog: Type Yes and hit Enter

The installation will take between 10-30 minutes, depending on the speed of your machine and network connection. At the end of the installation, you'll be informed of all ports that must be open for CyberPanel to function properly. Those ports are:

  • TCP: 8090 for CyberPanel

  • TCP: 80, TCP: 443, and UDP: 443 for the web server

  • TCP: 21 and TCP: 40110-40210 for FTP

  • TCP: 25, TCP: 587, TCP: 465, TCP: 110, TCP: 143, and TCP: 993 for mail service

  • TCP: 53 and UDP: 53 for DNS service

Make sure to open the above ports. How you do this will depend on which firewall you are using on your server. For example, if you're using UFW, you'd issue the following commands:

sudo ufw allow 8090/tcp
sudo ufw allow 80/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/udp
sudo ufw allow 21/tcp
sudo ufw allow 40110:20210/tcp
sudo ufw allow 25/tcp
sudo ufw allow 587/tcp
sudo ufw allow 465/tcp
sudo ufw allow 110/tcp
sudo ufw allow 143/tcp
sudo ufw allow 993/tcp
sudo ufw allow 53/tcp
sudo ufw allow 53/udp

After you've created the firewall rules, restart your server with the command:

reboot

How to access CyberPanel

When the installation completes, you can then access the web-based interface by pointing a browser to https://SERVER:8090 (where SERVER is the IP address of the hosting server). You will be prompted for a login, where you'll use admin as the username and the password you created during the installation. 

Upon successful authentication, you'll find yourself on the CyberPanel main window, where you can start customizing it to perfectly meet the needs of your company (Figure A).

Figure A

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The CyberPanel main window offers tons of features and options.

Congratulations, you can now kick the tires of a very powerful and user-friendly web panel. Spend some time with this platform and see if it can take the place of the de facto standard, cPanel.

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