Open Source Web Hosting Control Panels For Server Management
Web hosting control panel is a web-based interface that is mostly provided by hosting companies. It enables customers to easily manage their various hosted services in a single place. Mostly used features in control panels are access server logs, the configuration of email account, database management, file manager, manage FTP user accounts, etc.
In this article, i try to discuss some best open-source web hosting control panels for server management. It is free of cost anybody can use these tools for the management of the server. Let's see some open-source web hosting control panels.
Kloxo is an open-source scriptable web hosting control panel. It is formerly known as Lxadmin. It is distributed for the Red Hat and CentOS Linux distributions and an object-oriented hosting platform that supports Apache, djbdns, bind, and pure-food. It facilitates the end user to efficiently manage the web hosting account and also provides full grip to the admin to manage the whole system. Kloxo is a very comprehensive web control panel it has a backup-restore module, built-in messaging, and ticket system. It also allows the integration facility like you can integrate billing software such as AWBS, WHMCS, and HostBill. By using Kloxo you can view, Search and Manage your hosting and each domain from a single page source.
OpenPanel is an open-source web control panel. It comes with a very user-friendly attractive interface and has comprehensive functionality features. It allows you to handle basic hosting services like Courier-IMAP e-mails, Apache, AWStats, IPTables firewall, Bind DNS, PureFTPD, MySQL databases, Postfix, etc. OpenPanel uses a layered authentication system, it allows the administrator to create a limited account for the end-user. In OpenPanel users have permission to control system configuration by using either a graphical interface or command line configuration shell. It is written in PHP and Java languages and released under GNU/GPL license.
ISPConfig is an open-source multilingual control panel for Linux. It is designed in such a way that it manages Apache, BIND, FTP, databases, e-mail, FTP, web. It supported different levels like admin level, re-seller level, and end-user user level. ISPConfig allows you to take instant backups and set cron jobs. It has been released under the BSD license. ISPConfig provides the features of managing a server from a single page of control panel and provides configuration mirroring and clusters. The number of features provided by ISPConfig is advanced email spam filter and anti-virus filter,email-autoresponder, traffic limits and statistics, Webalizer statistics, different permission levels, manage one or more Servers from one Control panel, and many more.
EHCP(Easy Hosting Control Panel) is an open-source Linux-based web Hosting Control Panel. It is designed to work with the operating system Ubuntu and other Debian distributions. It is a customizable web host control panel written in PHP language and comes under a GPL license. By using EHCP you can remotely manage web servers through the command-line interface or through the graphical user interface. It supported four different user levels (server admin, reseller, domain admin, and email user).EHCP supported different languages, templates, and different menus, pages for Server Admin, domain admin, email user, Reseller. EHCP provides the features of email forwarding, autoreply, catch-all emails, and many more.