Using a dedicated control panel application is a good idea for those developers and designers who are hosting multiple websites on a VPS / dedicated server. These days, majority of the developers and even designers are managing multiple websites and online portfolios and for that they build resource consuming application. Therefore, they need a custom hosting plan that suits their needs. Using VPS is a good option although it requires technical knowledge. However, once installed, it not only saves your time but also lets you manage multiple websites quite easily.
So, here we are presenting 7 open source and free web hosting control panels that will help you in managing your servers without problems.
OpenPanel is a free open source control panel. It has lots of functionality, an attractive interface and is very user friendly. OpenPanel is a platform for developers. Because it is extremely open and modular it can be utilised to control any process on a Linux server.
Kloxo is a fully scriptable, distributed and a 100% object oriented hosting platform.
ISPConfig 3 is an open source hosting control panel for Linux which is capable of managing multiple servers from one control panel. ISPConfig is licensed under the BSD license.
WebsitePanel is a complete portal for Cloud Computing Companies and IT Providers to automate the provisioning of a full suite of services on Windows servers. The powerful, flexible open source WebsitePanel platform gives users simple point-and-click control over Windows Server applications including IIS, SQL Server, Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, OCS and Hyper-V Deployments.
VHCS is a open source web-based interface for easy web server administration for Linux. VHCS is designed for hosting and internet service providers and IT professionals. With VHCS you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. VHCS manage Apache vhosts, DNS, email and FTP accounts, quotas, create statistics and much more.
GNUPanel is a completely free (GPL) replacement for proprietary web hosting automation software. GNUPanel is under development, focusing on translation efforts that permit the entire free software community to participate. Currently, GNUPanel is Debian-centric, however, a distro-agnostic approach is planned.
EHCP is a panel that is built with PHP with features like backup-restore, SSL, script installer and more.