How to install OpenPanel on Ubuntu 12.4
OpenPanel is a free open source control panel. It has lots of functionality, an attractive interface and is very user friendly.
OpenPanel is a platform for developers. Because it is extremely open and modular it can be utilized to control any process on a Linux server.
This is according to their site www.openpanel.com
I am in process of trying various open source web hosting control panel and OpenPanel is the first on the list.
Here's how you install OpenPanel on an Ubuntu 12.4. the same method can be used to install it on other distros however, they have not been tested
Change yourself to the root user:
apt-get install vim-nox
Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following line
deb http://download.openpanel.com/deb/ precise main
deb-src http://download.openpanel.com/deb/ precise main
Get the Keys from Ubuntu
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4EAC69B9
Update the sources
Before you proceed with the installation of OpenPanel, you need to install the following packages
apt-get install apache2-mpm-prefork
apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
apt-get install openpanel-mod-apache2
apt-get install openpanel-mod-apacheforward
apt-get install openpanel-mod-ftp
NOTE: libmysqlclient16 IS REQUIRED for openpanel-mod-mysql but its not available on 12.4
You can download the libmysqlclient16 package here:
Install the downloaded libmysqlclient16
dpkg -i libmysqlclient16
Now install openpanel-mod-mysql
apt-get install openpanel-mod-mysql
Finally install the OpenPanel package
aptitude install openpanel-suggested
Once the installation has completed, you will have to set the admin password.
Open the CLI using the command openpanel-cli
Set the password using the command password user openpanel-admin
OpenPanel can be managed from the web GUI via HTTPS on port 4089
In this example: https://ezref.info:4089/