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List of free (and some open source) Control Panels for managing VPS and dedicated servers. After massive CPanel price increase everyone is searching for an alternative stable control panel. Do comment on your choice of control panel and its benefits and cons.

Completely free panels
  • VestaCP - Seems to be a bit outdated without any recent security updates
  • HestiaCP - Derived from VestaCP but have active development with timely security fixes.
Free with vps provided by a few providers
  • DirectAdmin - Vps hosting providers like buyvm offers free internal DirectAdmin license free.
HestiaCP seems to be the very actively developed VestaCP alternative. All of the security vulnerabilities are being fixed timely by the development team. Here are the features listed..

Quote:Features and Services

Apache2 and NGINX with PHP-FPM
Multiple PHP versions (5.6 - 8.0, 7.4 as default)
DNS Server (Bind) with clustering capabilities
POP/IMAP/SMTP mail services with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, and Webmail (ClamAV, SpamAssassin, and Roundcube)
MariaDB or PostgreSQL databases
Let's Encrypt SSL support with wildcard certificates
Firewall with brute-force attack detection and IP lists (iptables, fail2ban, and ipset).

Supported platforms and operating systems

CPU Architecture: AMD64 (x86_64 Intel/AMD)
Debian: 10, 9
Ubuntu: 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, or 16.04 LTS
Kloxo-MR seems to be a decent free control panel too(the Kloxo fork by Mustafa Ramadhan)


Quote:Kloxo-MR Features

    OS: Redhat/CentOS 5 and 6 (32bit and 64bit) or their variants; also Redhat/Centos 7 *)
    Billing: AWBS, WHMCS, HostBill, TheHostingTool, AccountLab Plus, Blesta and BoxBilling (note: claim by billing's author)
    Web server: Nginx, Nginx-Proxy and Lighttpd-proxy, Hiawatha, Hiawatha-proxy and Httpd 24, beside Httpd and Lighttpd; also Dual and Multiple Web server *)
    Webcache server: Squid, Varnish and ATS *)
    Php: Dual-php with php 5.3/5.4 as primary and php 5.2 as secondary; multiple-php *)
    PHP-type for Apache: php-fpm_worker/_event and fcgid_worker/_event; beside mod_php/_ruid2/_itk and suphp/_worker/_event
    Mail server: qmail-toaster instead special qmail (in progress: change from courier-imap to dovecot as imap/pop3) *)
    Database: MySQL or MariaDB *)
    Database Manager: PHPMyAdmin; Adminer, MyWebSql and SqlBuddy as additional **)
    Webmail: Afterlogic Webmail Lite, Telaen, Squirrelmail, Roundcube and Rainloop; Horde and T-Dah dropped
    FTP server: Pure-ftpd
    DNS Server: Bind and Djbdns; add Powerdns, MaraDNS, NSD, myDNS and Yadifa *)
    Addons: ClamAV, Spamassassin/Bogofilter/Spamdyke, RKHunter and MalDetect
    Free SSL: Let's Encrypt (via letsencrypt/certbot-auto and acme.sh) and StartAPI *)
    Fixed many bugs of Kloxo Official (including security issues)
    And many more!
CentOS-WebPanel have a free version too and paid pro version. It seems they changed the control panel name to Control-Webpanel recently. But, many suggest to stay away from it due to security concerns.

Quote:Control Web Panel is a free modern and intuitive control panel for servers and VPS that enables the day to day management and their security easy. Considerations were taken into account through the development of the web panel in terms of security functionalities and the interface.
The software in its entirety will remain free for use so as to be available to a wider audience as possible.
  • 01Modern Interface.
  • 02Security to the Core.
  • 03Premium Support Included.
  • 04Customizable Support.
  • 05Created by system admins for system admins.

More info on CWP : here