June 8, 2023

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A Free “cPanel” with free SSL| Best Replacement f cPanel

A Free “cPanel” with free SSL| Best Replacement for cPanel


A Free “cPanel” with free SSL| Best Replacement for cPanel. 

The only solution is aaPanel if you are looking for free “cPanel” to host multi-website and looking for free SSL certificate.

We  tried all free panel solution. No one  really works as cPanel or with very features untill we find aaPanel.


aaPanel main features:

  • One-key configuration server environment (LAMP/LNMP)
  • One-click safe restart
  • One-click creation of management website, ftp, database
  • One-click SSL certificate deployment
  • One-click deployment source code (discuz, wordpress, dedecms, z-
  • blog, microengine, etc.)
  • One-click configuration (regular backup, data import, pseudo-static,
  • 301, SSL, subdirectory, reverse proxy, switch PHP version)
  • One-click installation of commonly used PHP extensions (fileinfo, intl,
  • opcache, imap, memcache, apc, redis, ioncube, imagick)
  • One-click database import and export
  • System monitoring (CPU, memory, disk IO, network IO)
  • Firewall port release
  • SSH opening and closing and SSH port change
  • Prohibit PING on or off
  • Convenient and efficient file manager (upload, download, compress, decompress, view, edit, etc.)
  • Scheduled tasks (regular backup, log cutting, shell script)
  • Software management (one-click installation, uninstallation, version switching)


  • Free;
  • Most silimar to cPanel;
  • Multi-website supported;
  • CentOS base, also support Debian and Ubuntu server;
  • Free Let’s encrypt SSL certificates with automatic renew;
  • ARM-CPU servers supported;
  • Raspberry Pi 3/4 supported;
  • Email server optional
  • DNS server optional
  • “one click” to deploy WordPress 
  • Lots of free modules.



  • Some commercial moduls not free, but very cheap
  • Modules not as much as cPanel
  • Technical support poor, but it’s free!




512M or more, 768M or more is recommended (Pure panel for about 60M of system memory)

Hard disk:

More than 100M available hard disk space (Pure panel for about 20M disk space)


CentOS 7.1+ (Ubuntu16.04+., Debian9.0+), to ensure that it is a clean operating system, there is no other environment with Apache/Nginx/php/MySQL installed (the existing environment can not be installed)


Official recommendation:

Centos8.x > Centos7.x > Ubuntu18.04 > Debian10 > Ubuntu 20.04 > other Linux

Remarks:  CentOS 8 steam tested, didn’t find issues till now.


Linux Panel Installation Command

aaPanel is developed based on Centos, we recommend using Centos to install it

Centos :

yum install -y wget && wget -O install.sh http://www.aapanel.com/script/install_6.0_en.sh && bash install.sh

The experimental Centos/Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora installation command supports ipv6. Note that this command is executed with root privileges (Centos8 is supported)

curl -sSO http://www.aapanel.com/script/new_install_en.sh && bash new_install_en.sh


Ubuntu/Deepin :

wget -O install.sh http://www.aapanel.com/script/install-ubuntu_6.0_en.sh && sudo bash install.sh

Debian :

wget -O install.sh http://www.aapanel.com/script/install-ubuntu_6.0_en.sh && bash install.sh

A Free "cPanel"  with free SSL| Best  Replacement for cPanel


System tested:

  • x86 PC
  • vps
  • Chromebook with X86 CPU
  • Raspberry Pi 3/4

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