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How to Install Control Panel on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction

Easy Hosting Control Panel (EHCP for short) is a free and open source hosting control panel that can be used to host websites, create emails, sub domains, and FTP accounts easily using a web browser. It is written in the PHP programming language and provides built-in support for Nginx and PHP-FPM.

Some of the EHCP features include:

  • Open source and easily customizable.
  • Manage DNS, domains, sub domains, FTP, MySQL, Email.
  • Password protect domains.
  • Support SSL, disk quota, domain alias, domain redirect.
  • Backup and restore functionality.
  • Supports unlimited user accounts, email accounts, and FTP accounts.

Prerequisites

  • A newly deployed Vultr Ubuntu 16.04 server instance.
  • A non-root user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
  • A static IP address of 192.168.15.110 configured on your system. As you’re reading, replace this with the main IP of your server.

Step 1: System update

First, update your system to the latest stable version by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo reboot

Step 2: Install EHCP

Download the latest version of the EHCP installation package. You can download EHCP from their official website. For example:

wget http://ehcp.net/ehcp_yeni.tgz

Once the download has completed, extract the downloaded file with the following command.

tar -zxvf ehcp_yeni.tgz

Next, change the directory to ehcp and run the install.sh script to install EHCP.

cd ehcp
sudo ./install.sh

During the installation, read each step carefully and follow the instructions. The installer will install all of the required packages such as Apache, MySQL, Postfix and PHP. You will also need to provide some information to configure the different services and set the admin passwords. The installation can take up to 60 minutes depending on your internet speed.

Upon a successful installation, you will see the following output:

ehcp install finished up to now.  we are continuing on simplifying the install process.
sorry for any inconvenience. you can contact email/msn: info@ehcp.net
you may join us in developing this control panel.
You may visit http://www.ehcp.net
You may support by donating cash, buying a pro license, doing php coding, html design, graphic design...
You may support by donating free dedicated or virtual servers for this project...
CURRENTLY WE NEED A DEDICATED SERVER WITH 8 CORE, 8GRAM, 500G hdd at least  (or, you may consider to buy a pro license or donate..)
ehcp : Finished all operations.. go to your panel at http://yourip/ now...

Step 3: Access EHCP dashboard

It’s time to access the EHCP dashboard.

Open your web browser and type the URL http://192.168.15.110. On the main page, click on the link that reads “Click here for the control panel on your server”. Enter your login credentials. The default username is admin and the password is the one you setup during the installation. If you haven’t set a password, use the default password of 1234.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed EHCP on Ubuntu 16.04 server.