OpenPanel – remote server administration and configuration system

OpenPanel is a completely modular open source control panel for Internet Service Providers.

OpenPanel offers all the basic hosting services for setting up domains, including DNS, email, websites and databases. A layered authentication system allows the administrator to create accounts with specified limitations for end-users. All of the system’s users are able to control system configuration using either an intuitive graphical interface or a powerful command line configuration shell.

OpenPanel officially supports Debian 5 “Lenny”, Debian 6 “Squeeze”, Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 distributions.

Features include:

  • Attractive interface with a modern JavaScript application.
  • Simple and secure.
  • Full IPv6 support.
  • Easy-to-use command line interface for hardcore users.
  • Frugal with system resources.
  • Email management:
    • Multiple email accounts.
    • Antispam.
    • Forwarders.
  • Supported Backends:
    • Web server:
      • Apache virtual hosts.
    • FTP server:
      • PureFTPd chrooted ftp-accounts.
    • Mail:
      • Courier-IMAP hosted mail domains.
      • Postfix.
    • Database:
      • MySQL.
    • Programming languages:
      • PHP.
  • OpenSSH user access.
  • BIND9 DNS zones.
  • IPTables firewall configuration.
  • Software updates through apt.
  • Add additional functionality with modules.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Pim van Riezen, Peter van Dijk, Carlos de Boer Ver Voorn, JP Wesselink, Mark Schouten, Rosco Nap, Koert van der Veer, Tomas Šiaulys, Danny van der Meeren, Pieter Jansen, Bart Schaap en Marco van Wijk
License: GNU GPL v3


OpenPanel is written in C++ and Python. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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