How to Install Ajenti Control Panel on Ubuntu 16.04

Ajenti is one of the most popular web-based control panels. You can use it to perform a wide range of dedicated server or VPS management tasks pretty comfortably. It allows you to get access to all sorts of server information, including free disk space and RAM in use, through the web browser. You can enjoy even more features by getting an add-on, called Ajenti V.

It enables you to perform multi-site management from the same control panel. Here, you will find a step-by-step guide for installing Ajenti Control Panel and Ajenti V plug-in.

Prerequisites:

  • A new Ubuntu 16.04 server instance.
  • A PC with at least 1 GB RAM
  • A static server IP
  • A non-root user with sudo privileges

Installing Ajenti

Step 1: First, connect your server with SSH. Then add the repository key as a user with sudo access by using the following command:

$ wget http:/repo.ajenti.org/debian/key -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Step 2: Add the actual repository by typing the following command:

$ echo “deb http:/repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian main main ubuntu” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 3: Make the necessary updates to your repository index, and then start installing Ajenti. The installation process takes a few minutes to be completed.

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ajenti

Step 4: Finally, restart the Ajenti server.

$ sudo service ajenti restart

Opening Ajenti

Step 1: To open Ajenti, launch your most favorite browser. Then go the following URL:

https://SUBDOMAIN.DOMAIN.TLD:8000

If you haven’t configured the domain name, you can still get the access to Ajenti by using URL in the following format:

https://IP_ADDRESS:8000

For instance, if your IP address is 192.0.2.0,  you have to type URL in this way:

https://192.0.2.0:8000

You should be able to get into the login page of the Ajenti control panel, which will look like this:

How to Install Ajenti Control Panel on Ubuntu 16.04

You might see a privacy error. But don’t get confused. It’s completely safe for your system.

Step 2: Login using the following user name and password:

Username: rootPassword: admin

If you have typed the user credentials correctly, you will get access to the Ajenti control panel, which will look like this:

How to Install Ajenti Control Panel on Ubuntu 16.04

Installing Ajenti V

Now, it’s time for installing Ajenti V. It will enable you to enjoy a lot of powerful features, including managing multiple sites and emails. Just follow these steps accordingly:

Step 1: Download and install the plugin, along with its dependencies, including nginx and MySQL, by using the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install ajenti-v ajenti-v-nginx ajenti-v-mysql ajenti-v-php-fpm ajenti-v-mail ajenti-v-nodejs php5-mysql

Step 2: When asked to confirm package installation, hit the “Y” key. Then press Enter. If you see pop-ups during installation, press the same key. If you are prompted to enter your Mysql root password, use the account credentials accurately.

Step 3: Restart the Ajenti server.

$ sudo service ajenti restart

Step 4: Now, navigate to https://192.0.2.0:8000 on your browser. Sign in using your account credentials. You will find two new options, including Web and Websites in the sidebar. Now, you have the option to manage multiple websites in a single place.

Conclusion

By installing Ajenti control panel and Ajenti V add-on, you get a plenty of power. You can manage websites, activate webmail and do a lot of other stuff. In other words, you can take the functionality of your server or VPS to a whole new level.

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