ZPanel is a free open source webhosting control panel that is for Windows, Linux, OS X and UNIX. ZPanel has been around for almost 10 years, and has come a long way. It is recommended that you only install ZPanel on a fresh installation of Ubuntu
ZPanel 6.1.1 is only designed to work with Ubuntu 11.4. (11.10 is not recommended)
Log in using the root login.
You should run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to make sure you have all the latest security updates for Ubuntu.
This is done by using the wget command with the URL of the ZPanel download
This can be done by visiting zpanelcp.com and downloading it and then uploading it to its destination.
Alternatively, you can use the wget command with the URL of the download.
Once this has downloaded, you need to change directory to root.
Now you are in the root directory.
Create a new directory called /etc/zpanel.
Extract the file into your new directory.
“tar -zxvf zpanel-6.1.1.tar.gz -C /etc/zpanel/”
Once that has been extracted you need to change the permission of the install script so it can be executed.
“chmod +x /etc/zpanel/lib/dev/zpinstall_ubuntu.sh”
Now run the install script.
(If you are feeling lazy just copy and paste these commands and hit enter. This is a combination of all the previous commands.)
tar -zxvf zpanel-6.1.1.tar.gz -C /etc/zpanel/
chmod +x /etc/zpanel/lib/dev/zpinstall_ubuntu.sh
The install is straight forward. READ every page!
You will be greeted with a warning about how ZPanel is designed to be installed on a fresh system. Also, it mentions that if you want to remove ZPanel you need reinstall the OS.
You have two options: Enter = continue or CTRL+C = quit.
It will then tell you that it needs to download some applications (Apache)
Press Y and Enter.
(This may take a while)
You will then be prompted to create a MySQL password. It will then ask you to verify the password.
You will then be prompted what sort of FTP setup you want, read what it says on screen and decide what best suits your needs. When in doubt, use the default.
Press Enter to continue.
It will ask permission to use some more of your precious disk space.
All you need to do is press Y and Enter.
It will display a list of mail config types.
Select Internet Site.
You then will need to set the system mail name. For example: [email protected]
In most cases this will be the domain you want associated with ZPanel.
Type the domain in the box and hit Ok.
It will then ask you for the MySQL password, so just enter the one you created before.
Enter your details as it prompts you. It then asks for the subdomain that will control ZPanel
You will then be greeted with all the account details.
Make a note of these!
Reboot. (This is a must, don’t restart the services, do a full reboot.)
Congratulations! Once the server has rebooted, you should be able to login and start using ZPanel.
You can add modules such as DNS, file manager and ZGod.
Click here for things to do after installing ZPanel.