Install the open source CyberPanel on Almalinux
Are you looking for a free and open source web hosting control panel? Then try CyberPanel on AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux 8. It’s a free alternative to the popular WHM Cpanel, which comes with an OpenLiteSpeed web server to provide the best possible performance.
CyberPanel has a web-based, graphical and user-interactive dashboard from which we can access users, Vhost templates; multiple PHP versions; MySQL database and more.
It also provides a CLI tool that can use commands on the server terminal to perform various useful operations such as creating users, resetting permissions, and other tasks.
Steps to install CyberPanel on Rocky Linux or Almalinux 8
- Server with a fresh AlmaLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8
- Python 3.x
- 1 GB RAM or higher
- 10 GB hard disk space
Access your server terminal
If you have physical access to the server’s command line interface, this is fine. Otherwise it is recommended to use SSH to access local or remote installed Almalinux or Rocky Linux servers. Here we are using Amazon Cloud to perform this tutorial.
Update the Rocky Linux or Almalinux 8 system
Before running any command, it is recommended that you run the system update once to make sure everything is up to date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf upgrade
install curl and wget
sudo dnf install wget curl -y
Switch to the root user
To install the CyberPanel on your AlmaLinux or Rocky you need root access, the sudo user does not work. So change to root:
sudo su -
Run the CyberPanel installation script on Almalinux or Rocky 8. the end
The CyberPanel process is very simple, everything is set to install automatically, however some input is required from the user which will be shown later in this tutorial. First, let’s download and run the CyberPanel installation script.
sh <(curl https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh || wget -O - https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh)
Once the script is downloaded and run as the root user, the first thing it does is check the system compatibility and whether or not it meets the necessary hardware resource requirements.
The text-based wizard prompts you for input ‘1“To start the installation process.
Next, choose which version of LiteSpeed you want to install – the company will be paid while OpenLitSpeed is an open source program. So, go for it ‘1‘.
Press ‘Y ‘ and press Enter.
If you want to have your MySQL database on the same server go to ‘n‘otherwise’ J ‘.
CyberPanel offers two web interfaces, one of its own to manage the server services, while the other from OpenLiteSpeed can access the web server-related information and tasks. So if you want to set a password for the latter, you can do so here. Otherwise the system will set a random password which you will receive at the end of the installation.
Install PHP and its extension along with other things; the process will ask your permission and wait for some time.
Once you’re done, you’ll see the login url for CyberPanel (port 7080) and OpenLiteSPeed (8090). Save your passwords too.
Don’t forget to open ports 8090 and 7080 in your server firewall. If you’re using a built-in firewall, use these commands:
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=7080/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8090/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --reload
While cloud hosting users need to open the ports in their cloud firewall.
After opening the ports, open a browser on your system that can access the server’s IP address and get the OpenLiteSpeed web interface by typing:
CyberPanel web interface
For the management interface of the web hosting control panel, use
Now you can easily manage your web server and website with OpenLiteSpeed and CyberPanel web hosting control panel running on AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux 8. Please see Cyberpanel’s official documentation for more information.
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