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cPanel Alternative (free or super cheap)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by john.morrison, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. john.morrison

    john.morrison BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,
    I am getting a dedicated server, and at this moment I don't want to spend extra money by getting a costly web control panel. (e.g. cPanel/Ensim/Plesk)

    Is there any good web hosting control panel for CentOS that you recommend? I don't mind installing a nulled copy though ;).

    Some of the opensource ones I tried are no longer in development, for example some of them were last updated back in 2005.

    I can setup the server, php, mysql etc... separately, but creating user accounts is tiresome :p
     
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  3. john.morrison

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    Ah, I actually tried webmin already (it's a web based control panel for CentOS). However, I just noticed the solution that I was looking for is actually VirtualMin =).
     
  4. simmo

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    ISPConfig isn't bad, although it's a bit more techie than cPanel but does a good job once you've learnt how to use it.
     
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    there was a nulled cpanel floating around bhw.....
     
  6. mustardman

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    HyperVM/Kloxo is what you are looking for. I run it and it's as good as cPanel once you get used to it. They used to charge $3/month but it is going opensource very soon now and they no longer charge for it.
    http://lxlabs.com/software/hypervm/

    HyperVM is the dedicated Server management part and Kloxo is the Cpanel type stuff.

    Just an fyi as you will undoubtely read if you google. There was a big stink about it being unsecure a few months ago but they fixed all the known vulnerabilities so don't believe all the background noise anymore. There are many very large hosting companies using it that have no plans of changing to something else

    Actually, as a bit of further background. Turns out the thing that set it off was not because of hyperVM security at all. Some hackers found the gmail password of the owner of a large Hosting company. In his gmail account he had all his passwords saved in an unencryped file including the root password for access to his HyperVM master server which ran his entire network. They deleted somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 domain accounts. Just wiped out the boot sectors of half his servers before they shut them down.

    You can read about it in the wiki for hyperVM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperVM