WHAT IS VESTACP?
VestaCP is one of the best free graphical web-based web hosting control panel designed to make administration of websites easier. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more.
It is very easy to use and comes with a bunch of features by default to allow you to host and manage your websites with ease on your VPS.
To start with the installation you will need to log in to your VPS as ROOT via SSH. Once you are in the first thing you need to do is to downloads the package lists from the repositories and “update” them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. It will do this for all repositories and PPAs. To do that just type:
The next step/command will actually update all the software on your VPS. So, type:
Next, we will need to download the Vesta installation script. To do that type the following command:
curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh
if you get the error (-bash: curl: command not found) that “curl” is not installed you can install it with:
apt-get install curl
You can start the installation with:
Once the installation start the script will show you a list on the software that will be installed.
Here you will need to press “y” to be able to proceed with the installation.
After that you will be prompted to enter a valid email address. Please make sure to enter a valid email address where you have access and double-check the address you entered for any typing errors as VestaCP will use this address to send you your login credentials. But even if you enter the email address wrongly no need to panic as all the information you need will be displayed in the terminal window at the end of the installation and after that you will be able to change the email address and anything you need from the VestaCP admin panel.
So enter the email address and press the “ENTER“. After that you will be prompted to enter your VPS’s hostname.
Enter the hostname that you want to use and press the “ENTER” button again. After that the installation will start so all we can do now is to wait to finish.
Upon completion, you will be presented with the following information:
Make sure to take note or remoember the URL address, username, and password as you will need those to log in to the control panel.
LOG IN FOR THE FIRST TIME
Once the installation of the VestaCP control panel is finished you can enter it by opening your web browser and go to the address, username and password that VestaCP gave you at the end of the installation.
After successful loggin, you will be presented with the control panel where you can manage and configure users, web sites, DNS servers, databases, etc…
If you’re one of our Linux VPS Hosting customers we can help you install and configure VestaCP on your virtual server for you free of charge. Just contact us and some of our experts will complete your request immediately.