How to Install Ajenti (A Web Based Control Panel) for Managing Linux Server

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Ajenti is an open source web based system management control panel for managing remote system administrating tasks from the web browser much similar to Webmin moduleIt is a much powerful and lightweight tool, that provides fast and responsive web interface for managing small server set-ups and also best suitable for VPS and Dedicated servers. It has built with many pre-made plugins for configuring and monitoring server software’s and services such as ApacheCronFile SystemFirewallMySQLNginxMuninSambaFTPSquid and many other tools like File ManagerCode Editor for developers and Terminal access.

Install Ajenti Control Panel

In this article we’re going to show you how we going to install Ajenti Server Manager tool on RHEL 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8CentOS 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8Fedora 19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10Linux Mint 15/14/13/12 and Debian SidDebian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze systems using own ajenti repository.

Installing Ajenti On RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

It is a third party tool and requires EPEL repositories to be enabled on our system to install dependency packages. Use the given link to install it.

  1. Enable EPEL Repositories

Once enabled, now we can move further to download and install Ajenti’s official repository using “wget” command. If you don’t have “wget” package, install using “yum install wget“.

# wget
# rpm -i ajenti-repo-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Install the package using “YUM” package manager tool.

# yum install ajenti

Once installation finishes, open “8000” port on firewall/router for remote access of web interface. Open the following file with VI editor.

# vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Append the following two lines at the bottom of the file, save and close it.

-A INPUT -p udp -m state --state NEW --dport 8000 -j ACCEPT 
-A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW --dport 8000 -j ACCEPT

Next, restart iptables service.

# service iptables restart

Installing Ajenti On Ubuntu/Debian and Linux Mint

As I said above, Ajenti is not included in the default repository, it needs to be added. So, let’s download and add the it PPA repository to “/etc/apt/sources“.list.

# wget -O- | apt-key add -
# echo "deb main main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Once PPA added, update the system and then install the package.

# apt-get update && apt-get install ajenti

To verify, open a web browser and type the IP of the server where we’ve installed it and enter default username “admin”  or “root” and password is “admin“.

Login Screen
Ajenti Login Screen
Ajenti Plugins
System Packages
Running Processes
Linux Running Processes
File Manager
Linux File Manager
Running Services
Linux Services

Reference Link

Ajenti Homepage

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