How to Install CyberPanel on Centos 7
How to Install CyberPanel on Centos 7 – Cyberpanel is a free and paid hosting / VPS control panel developed by OpenLiteSpeed (a free version of LiteSpeed).
CyberPanel is designed as a control panel that is easy to use, safe, fast and reliable.
Difference between CyberPanel and CyberPanel Ent
CyberPanel has two versions namely CyberPanel and CyberPanel Ent. CyberPanel uses the OpenLiteSpeed web server and is free to use without restrictions.
Whereas CyberPanel Ent uses the LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise web server and is free to use for the first domain. If you want to use more than one domain, then you have to pay an additional fee.
The design is user-friendly, CyberPanel is also known as a very compact and fast panel to access.
Here are some of CyberPanel’s advantages:
- Light and Fast – CyberPanel uses LiteSpeed (the fastest web server at the moment) and uses PowerDNS (not BIND) so it is very light to access. Even the average use of memory Litespeed results of our trials is no more than 60M.
- Optimize for WordPress – One of the advantages of LiteSpeed and OpenLiteSpeed is the LSCache build-in plugin for WordPress that is able to communicate with the server directly so it is very fast and doesn’t overload the server because it doesn’t require processing in PHP like other cache plugins.
- Auto Installer – CyberPanel provides auto-installers for WordPress, Joomla, and Prestashop so you only need to do a few clicks to install WordPress. This feature is certainly very rarely found in other free control panels.
- User-Friendly File Manager – We ourselves were quite surprised by this feature because it is very easy to use as a file manager on cPanel. Unlike most control panels that rely on opensource services like net2ftp, explorer or others, CyberPanel develops this feature independently so it is very easy to use.
- Compatible with Apache .htaccess – Unlike Nginx, the .htaccess rule is very complicated, especially for beginners, CyberPanel uses OpenLiteSpeed, which uses the same rules as Apache.
- Multiple PHP – Like cPanel, CyberPanel also provides Multi PHP features from 5.3 to the latest version of PHP 7.3. With this feature, we can change the PHP version with just one click.
- Others – CyberPanel has other full features besides the features above like other panels such as Addon domain, Email, and others.
Even though it looks perfect for a free control panel, CyberPanel still has some weaknesses even though those weaknesses are not too major.
Here are some of the weaknesses of CyberPanel in our opinion quite disturbing while using this control panel.
- There is no staging and rollback version when updating – CyberPanel is quite active in developing and the latest version 1.9.1 Stable was released on October 15, 2019. Unfortunately, although minor, we found a number of bugs when upgrading and were unable to rollback. They will patch the next upgrade.
- Mail Server Using Postfix, not Exim – Although not very important, using Postfix is quite annoying for users who are familiar with Exim which is used by most control panels today such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Webuzo and VestaCP.
Requirements to Install CyberPanel
The following are the system requirements for the VPS or Servers that are needed to install CyberPanel.
- CentOS 7 (Recommended using a minimal version)
- CPU 0.5 Core
- Min 10GB Disk Space
- 1G RAM or Memory Min
- Python 2.7
How to Install CyberPanel on CentOS 7
After we understand the advantages, disadvantages of the requirements needed to use CyberPanel, the next step is to do the installation.
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Login in VPS as root and then download the CyberPanel installer file and run it with the command:
sh <(curl https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh || wget -O - https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh)
Next, the CyberPanel installation process will run and then select 1 and press the Enter key to install CyberPanel.
The CyberPanel installer will then display our system specifications and provide an option for the CyberPanel version that we will install. Choose the first option Install CyberPanel with OpenLiteSpeed because we will install the free version of CyberPanel.
Next, we will be asked to enter a password for our CyberPanel login. If we don’t fill it, then CyberPanel will default to using password 12345.
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In this step, we choose to set our own password by entering the letter s and the system will ask to enter the password that we will use.
Next, we will be asked to ask whether to choose the fastest installation region or not. Select Y and Enter to continue. Next, we will be asked to ask whether to choose the fastest installation region or not. Select Y and Enter to continue.
In the next step, we will be asked if you want to install Memcache and Redis. In this step, we will only install Memcached and not choose Redis.
Enter options y to install and n not to install. In the next step, we will be asked if you want to install Memcache and Redis. In this step, we will only install Memcached and not choose Redis.
Enter options y to install and n not to install.
Next, the CyberPanel installation process will run. Wait until the process is complete and we will get our CyberPanel installation details after completion. Type Y and enter to restart the server or VPS.
Finished, you can already use CyberPanel and please try to access the CyberPanel admin area by typing the CyberPanel admin area URL in your browser: