zPanel is the most preferably choice for cPanel alternative. It is free, light and smoothly designed. Here is how you can Install zPanel on Centos 6 (any Centos 6 version).
To install zPanel on your server, you need these things
zPanel is a free file control panel for managing files & performing actions on your server. In simple words, it is the most desirable free alternative of cPanel which has almost all features that cPanel has. I am installing the latest version of zPanel (10.1.1) on my centos 6.5 VPS server.
Steps to install zPanel on CentOS
Pre-installation steps (ensure if the system is ready): You need to stop and remove apache, PHP , MySQL if they’re already running. You only need the OS. And an updated system as well.
Perform this command to update scripts
yum -y update
during the update process, if you geet any error,use the command below
yum -y remove qpid-cpp-client
& then run the 1st script again to update system.
Once done, reboot the VPS.
1. You need to download the installer file by performing this command
2. Make the installer executable
chmod +x 10_1_1.sh
4. & Now you need to run the installer by performing this command.
Here you will be asked, FQDN, External IP & timezone. Set them accordingly. (Read FAQ section)