Vesta Control Panel:
VestaCP is an Open Source web hosting control panel with premium features, secure, advanced and minimalistic design.
Vesta CP has all the features for easy and fast operation, without the need for a “manual” editing of configuration files. Right after installation the following is completely supported:
◾Apache + nginx as a webserver;
◾Mail server, including the setting up of DKIM, spam filter and antivirus;
◾The stable version of PHP;
◾Database management system MySQL 5.5;
◾Built-in backup functions;
◾Task Scheduler (cron);
◾Monitoring server load;
◾Fast, multi-language interface
Panel installation process is very simple and can be done even by a beginner. In order to start, you need to decide with your operating system – Vesta CP successfully works on Centos, Ubuntu and Debian. For this guide I used Ubuntu Server 14.04 of the OS
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How to install
Connect to your server ssh as root via putty:
Update your Ubuntu Server
root@ns1:~# apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get -y autoremove
Then I edited /etc/hosts. Setup it look like this:
root@ns1:~# vi /etc/hosts
root@ns1:~# echo ns1.magwinya.co.za /etc/hostname
root@ns1:~# service hostname restart
root@ns1:~# hostname -f
Both should show ns1.magwinya.co.za now.
Download the VestaCP installation script
root@ns1:~# curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh
<root@ns1:~# ls vst-install.sh
root@ns1:~# bash vst-install.sh ======================================================= _| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _|_|_|_|_| _|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_| _|_| _| _|_|_|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _| _| _| ------------------------------- https://192.168.10.63:8083 username: admin password: kMtXWuyZ5t -------------------------------
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Vesta Control Panel and you can logon and get started using VestaCP
NB: In the next guide, I will provide step-by-step on how to change default DNS setting and move into more an Advanced user.