Installing zPanel

This guide is done on a cloud vps running CentOS 6.4 64-bit. This will also work on any CentOS 6 32-bit or 64-bit but for better compatibility make sure you use at least CentOS 6.3.

Also, although zPanel is very lightweight panel in regard of resource usage (compared to cPanel/WHM), but it is strongly recommended to have at least 512MB of RAM if you wish to use -any- control panel with your VPS.

Also, with the release of this new (major) version, its developer announced that zPanel Project is now owned by HostWinds. Since Hostwinds is now financially supporting the zPanel project, the revenue from the purchase of any zPanel related products from Hostwinds, will be directly injected back into the open source project

Within this new version, the way how to install zPanel is now more simplified than its previous versions. I wrote the tutorial before but it is now obsolete. So how to install zPanelX v10.1.1? Simply issue command below in your VPS while you are logged in as root. The below command will download and execute zPanel installer script:

INSTALLING ON CENTOS VPS:

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bash <(curl -Ss https://raw.github.com/zpanel/installers/master/install/CentOS-6_4/10_1_1.sh)

INSTALLING ON UBUNTU LTS:

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bash <(curl -Ss https://raw.github.com/zpanel/installers/master/install/Ubuntu-12_04/10_1_1.sh)

see: http://www.zpanelcp.com/download/

THE TUTORIAL (HOW TO – CENTOS)

I did try it on CentOS so here’s I share the screenshot so you can confidently follow the steps. The box we use is with with following specs: 768MB RAM, 50GB SSD-Cached Disk, 2TB bandwidth and running CentOS 6 64-bit. 

Step 1 – Login to your server as root

Step 2 – Now stop httpd (apache) and remove it.

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service httpd stop

then remove it:

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yum remove httpd

Step 3 – Now issue the installer command syntax:

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bash <(curl -Ss https://raw.github.com/zpanel/installers/master/install/CentOS-6_4/10_1_1.sh)

The installer will ask to continue, simply type y then hit Enter.

Step 4 – Now it will ask you to select timezone. Choose the one you prefer but in my example I simply choose to use None.

Step 5 – Next, you’ll also be asked to define FQDN and to doublecheck ip address of your vps. Once everything is fine, type y and hit Enter to start the installation process.

Step 6 – Now simply sit tight and wait for the process to complete. Grab a cup of coffee while you can. This will take some times..

Step 7 – Once done, you’ll see something like this below. Also, you’ll be asked to restart your server.

That’s it. Enjoy..

Q: How to get it done on Ubuntu LTS vps?

A: The steps should be similar, just use provided installer script for Ubuntu LTS above.

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