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I'm in the mid of researching for one of the best hosting control panels. The server I run is Ubuntu and I have some experience with ISPConfig 2 & 3. Since I haven't explored any others available, what are the recommended ones for an Ubuntu server?

  • I asked because I find that there seems to be some disabling and modifications required for an Ubuntu server if I need to use ispconfig which causes the server to change its actual way of running. It's quite good though, but any more recommended ones ?

Something more organic? which doesn't require much breaking and changing.

  • I'm not asking for the simple one, I don't mind going extra mile to install a powerful one but just try sticking with most Ubuntu's conventions will be an ideal one for me.

And of course, if there happens to be something that meets the requirement as mentioned "Ubuntu conventions" and also simple to install at the same time, that'd be a bonus.

Thanks in advance.


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What do you want to be able to do with the control panel? Just sys-admin style tasks or do you want to resell hosting accounts? –  Steve Mayne Mar 16 '11 at 11:08
Both are important. –  John Maxim Mar 16 '11 at 14:45

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Plesk is the only major control panel that I'm aware of that will run on Ubuntu. cPanel only supports CentOS, RedHat and FreeBSD.

What is your opinion about Webmin ? –  John Maxim Mar 17 '11 at 5:35
Plesk isn't free? I need a free one, sorry didn't mention earlier. –  John Maxim Mar 17 '11 at 6:02
Webmin won't let you resell hosting - it just lets you perform sysadmin tasks. Plesk/cPanel etc. will let you set up sub-control panels for your customers, as well as automating pretty much every aspect of the customer lifecycle. –  Steve Mayne Mar 17 '11 at 8:09



Free and open source. Try them out :)


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