CloudPanel is a 21st century server control panel designed to be fast through its lightweight components. This software solution gives you the ultimate server management experience, all from a web interface.
CloudPanel supports management of database servers, Domains, Linux services, Cron jobs, IP and Bots blocking, FTP server, User management, Cloud platforms support, among many others. CloudPanel is targeting PHP developers looking to ease software lifecycle – from development to hosting in production.
Some key features of CloudPanel as listed in the official project website are:
- It is open source and free to use
- It provides a powerful intuitive interface for management
- It is secure – provision of free SSL/TLS certificates
- Designed for high Performance with minimal resource usage
- It supports all major clouds – AWS, Digital Ocean, GCP, e.t.c
- CloudPanel is available in more than ten languages, making it easy to install in any region
The minimum requirements for the installation of CloudPanel Control Panel on Debian system are:
- 1 CPU Core
- 2 GB of RAM
- 15 GB disk space
- Internet connectivity
- root user or user with sudo permissions
In this article we explain step by step how to install and use CloudPanel on a dedicated Debian server on any Cloud Platform.
Step 1: Update System
Login to your Debian 10 server using a user account with administrative privileges.
$ ssh [email protected]
For root user login:
Update the system packages.
sudo apt update sudo apt -y upgrade
Install required packages before installation of CloudPanel Control Panel on Debian 10 (Buster):
sudo apt -y install vim curl sudo wget
Reboot the system before installing CloudPanel Web Hosting Panel on Debian 10.
Step 2: Install CloudPanel Control Panel on Debian 10
An installer script is provided for installation of CloudPanel Control Panel on Debian 10:
curl -sSL https://installer.cloudpanel.io/ce/v1/install.sh -o cloudpanel_installer.sh
Give the script execute bits.
chmod +x cloudpanel_installer.sh
Set proper hostname for the CloudPanel server.
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname cloudpanel.example.com
Edit /etc/hosts file and map the server IP address to the hostname configured.
$ sudo vim /etc/hosts 172.21.200.11 cloudpanel.example.com cloudpanel
Also configure an A record in your DNS server for the server domain name.
Then run the script with sudo.
A successful installation will give you an output similar to one shared below.
..... Updating database schema... 42 queries were executed [OK] Database schema updated successfully! > purging database > loading App\DataFixtures\BlockedBotsFixtures > loading App\DataFixtures\TimezoneFixtures Vhost Templates have been imported. Synchronizing state of memcached.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install. Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install disable memcached insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script `memcached' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5). insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script `memcached' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6). Removed /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/memcached.service. vm.overcommit_memory = 1 Warning: Since password will be sent to server in plain text, use ssl connection to ensure password safety. Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.28-10) ... Processing triggers for systemd (241-7~deb10u5) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.62) ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The installation of CloudPanel is complete! CloudPanel can be accessed now: https://126.96.36.199:8443/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Open printed URL in your browser:
Accept SSL warning as this is a self-signed certificate.
Create admin user
Login using username and password created in previous step.
Here is the look of CloudPanel Control Panel
I recommend you enable MFA for the admin account for better security. Below are the direct links to most important CloudPanel management sections.
Hosting applications is under Applications section in the documentation page.