Linux Systems Engineer
- Oct 18, 2019
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VestaCP is a free and open-source web hosting control panel, with a set of features that includes integration with Softaculous, managing domains, databases, mail, DNS, cron jobs, backups, and more. It’s one of the free control panels that has stuck around and is still going strong – and for good reason! Compared to other control panels, it’s lightweight and resource friendly, easy to install, and it’s a great cPanel alternative.
In this tutorial we’ll install VestaCP on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine, after which we’ll configure it and add a new domain to it.
This guide assumes that you have the following.
- A server running Ubuntu 18.04, with at a minimum of 1GB RAM
- A valid domain with it’s A records pointing to your server’s IP address.
dracula.host – A Record points to server_IP (our testing domain)
panel – A Record points to server_IP (we’ll access VestaCP by visiting panel.dracula.host)
draculawebsite.ml – The domain that we’ll add to our hosting, after VestaCP is installed.
If you don’t have domains, you can get free ones from
INSTALL INSTRUCTIONSNOTE: You may have different requirements, If that’s the case, and you need assistance, then feel free to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
# Connect to your server as root via SSHssh email@example.com
# Download installation script
curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh
_| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _|_|_|_|_| _|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_| _|_| _| _|_|_|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _| _| _| Vesta Control Panel The following software will be installed on your system: - Nginx Web Server - Apache Web Server (as backend) - Bind DNS Server - Exim Mail Server + ClamAVSpamAssassin - Dovecot POP3/IMAP Server - MySQL Database Server - Vsftpd FTP Server - Softaculous Plugin - Iptables Firewall + Fail2Ban Would you like to continue [y/n]: y Installation backup directory: /root/vst_install_backups/1546684280 Installation will take about 15 minutes ...
The installation takes about 10-15 minutes.
When it’s finished installing VestaCP, you’ll be displayed something like the following screen, and you’ll also be sent the login details to your email.
_| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _|_|_|_|_| _|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_| _|_| _| _|_|_|_| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _| _|_|_|_| _|_|_| _| _| _| Congratulations, you have just successfully installed Vesta Control Panel https://panel.vevioz.host:8083 username: admin password: YOUR_PASSWORD_HERE We hope that you enjoy your installation of Vesta. Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions. Thank you. -- Sincerely yours vestacp.com team