So which free panel to choose?

Started by Selmash, Jul 01, 2022, 03:41 PM

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At the moment I consider several of the most popular free hosting control panels. Each of them is interesting, unusual and unique in its own way. But what to choose in the end?


You can choose one of the following:

Control Web Panel
Vesta Control Panel

See more free panels here.


I would recommend cPanel. I myself use it. Its advantages:
-availability of technical support;
- a large set of available software;
- the ability to fine-tune the operation of the Apache web server.
The only negative, as for me, is the lack of a free trial. In general, this panel is very convenient.


I had working experience with free and non-free control panels for hosting, and actually free were more convenient for me. Thus, I can highlight the DirectAdmin and Control Web Panel(CWP) as the most convenient for this. They are completely free and really on the top, comparing to other free panels:)


fast panel
The product of the company that develops the web hosting company FastVPS, the panel was originally intended for the company's clients, but is now available to everybody. Communication with a hosting company and dependence on it repels many, however, in terms of functionality, the solution is wonderful.

Main functions of FastPanel:

Automatic installation of Apache, Nginx, various PHP versions and modules for PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL
Selecting the PHP version for each site individually
Setting PHP parameters for each website separately
Fine-tuning site properties: temporary link to the site, encoding, aliases, Gzip compression, caching of static files, auto-subdomains, setting up HTTP authorization, limiting the number of requests to the site from an IP address
Support for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates
File manager and SSH client available for free
Backup system, firewall management, virus scanning via AI-Bolit
Manage MySQL databases, domain DNS records, and FTP accounts and Cron jobs
One-click installation of applications: GIT, fail2ban, memcached, Redis, image reduction utilities, SpamAssassin spam filter, wpcli WordPress management tool
 FastPanel also has a feature that will definitely please beginners: the process of adding a new site (domain) in the form of clarifying questions. First you will need to enter the site address, then select the IP addresses, then deal with the SSL certificate and backup. This approach will help you set everything up at once, without forgetting important, but at first glance, inconspicuous details.

A rather old player on the market, it has been developing since 2006, updates are released, as a rule, twice a year. Over the years of development, ISPConfig has amassed an army of fans, has over 45,000 downloads every month, and features detailed documentation.

The functionality of ISPConfig is similar to the functionality of other market players:

Automatic installation of Apache, Nginx, MySQL database server, mail server, FTP server, and, of course, PHP
Support for Ruby and Python (the previous two control panels do not include such functionality)
Selecting the PHP version for each site individually
Ability to configure automatic subdomains, redirects, and PHP settings through the control panel
Manage DBs, FTP accounts, mailboxes, DNS zones and records
It is possible to fine-tune the Apache configuration for advanced users
Among the features there is also support for resellers (when one user can create independent others within their resources), as well as the ability to create virtual servers based on OpenVZ

A fairly new player on the market, featuring support for a large number of software and rich functionality.

Among the features of the aaPanel panel:

Support not only for Apache and Nginx, but also for the fast web server OpenLiteSpeed
Support for PHP, Redis, Git, Docker, MongoDB, Tomcat, Python, Node.js, Java with web-based installation
One-click installation WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
Backups to FTP, S3, Google Cloud and Google Drive
So, the functionality is standard: managing sites, domains, databases, mailboxes, FTP accounts and Cron tasks, as well as the presence of a file manager with a code editor.