Need control panel

Started by selearnerlive, Oct 15, 2022, 02:48 AM

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I have VPS, ISPmanager, Apache2, and multiple sites that require configuring. I want to streamline the process, but don't need hosting services as I already have a server. While attempting to use phpMyAdmin, it didn't seem to recognize my sites' databases. ISPmanager was unimpressive and I'm seeking alternative options.
Research revealed that Cyberpanel isn't compatible with Apache, Plesk is outdated, and many panels are costly. I don't have the time or resources to compare them all, so I'm open to suggestions.

One question that comes to mind is whether all panels require installation on a clean system? For example, I discovered that ISPConfig installs everything from scratch, meaning no existing sites or databases. Essentially, how do I install a panel when I already have a server with active websites?


To manage your sites, you should install and configure the panel by "starting" the web sites. Beforehand, save the settings of the web server to avoid damage from the required panel settings during installation. If your sites are currently non-functional, simply install the panel and "start" them within it.
The most crucial aspect is that it fulfills the necessary tasks and is user-friendly. Additionally, implementing a secure protocol is essential. Keep in mind that ISPmanager incorporates nginx, not just Apache.


ISPmanager provides a user-friendly interface, making it ideal for beginners with its similarity to desktop Windows applications and helpful features like training videos and a comprehensive help system. It boasts an unlimited number of sites and users, customization options, and reliable translation into Russian. Its main drawback is the limited potential for user migration between servers.

Plesk, developed by SWsoft and now distributed by Parallels, has the capacity for plugin support and reselling capabilities, but its overloaded and somewhat inconvenient interface may not cater to individuals or small businesses.

HestiaCP was created as a continuation of VestaCP, actively developing new features including automatic installation of various applications like Apache, Nginx, MySQL server, etc., support for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates, and CMS management. Its flexible settings section allows advanced users to configure multiple software parameters via the control panel.