Vesta Control Panel, commonly known as VestaCP, is a powerful and lightweight open-source web hosting control panel. It provides an easy-to-use interface for managing websites, domains, databases, and email accounts on your CentOS 7 server. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing VestaCP on CentOS 7.
Before you begin, make sure you have the following:
- A CentOS 7 server with root access.
- A stable internet connection.
Step 1: Update Your System:
Log in to your CentOS 7 server as the root user or a user with sudo privileges. Start by updating the system’s package list and upgrading existing packages to their latest versions:
yum update -y
Step 2: Download and Install VestaCP:
VestaCP offers a convenient script for easy installation. Use the following command to download and execute the installation script:
curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh
The installation script will guide you through the process, including setting the admin password and configuring your server’s hostname and email settings. Be sure to follow the prompts and provide the requested information.
Step 3: Access the VestaCP Control Panel:
After a successful installation, you can access the VestaCP control panel via a web browser. Open your browser and enter your server’s IP address or domain name, followed by “:8083.” For example:
You will be presented with a security warning since VestaCP uses a self-signed SSL certificate by default. Ignore the warning and proceed to the login page.
Step 4: Log In and Explore VestaCP:
Log in to VestaCP using the admin username and password you set during the installation. Once logged in, you will have access to a user-friendly control panel where you can create websites, manage DNS records, configure email accounts, and much more.
Step 5: Secure Your VestaCP Installation (Optional):
For added security, you can replace the default self-signed SSL certificate with a trusted one. Additionally, consider enabling a firewall and regularly updating your server to protect it from potential threats.
Step 6: Create and Manage Websites:
Use VestaCP to create and manage websites with ease. You can add domains, configure web server settings, create databases, and install web applications like WordPress.
You have successfully installed VestaCP on your CentOS 7 server, providing a user-friendly web hosting control panel for managing your websites and server resources. With VestaCP, you can streamline website management tasks and focus on your online projects without the complexity of manual server administration. Enjoy hosting your websites with VestaCP!