Welcome in an actively developed keep-it-simple-and-stupid hosting panel designed for GNU/Linux operating systems. This software can be useful to serve everyday shared hosting services.
This panel is designed to work without any external dependency not written by me. This allow fine-grained control over the software. It integrates with well-known and ultra-secure software packaged inside every GNU/Linux distribution in the world and used by millions of devices.
Do not try to become a system administrator if you do not like responsibilities, if you do not want to understand your infrastructure, if you do not want to have information security paranoia, etc.
An hosting panel is just the iceberg summit of a lot of technologies and protocols involved. Do not try to implement such project in production if you do not know what you are doing. You must gain confidence with the technologies involved.
- RFC 5321 - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
- RFC 7208 - Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
- RFC 6376 - DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures
- RFC 7489 - Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC)
- Debian GNU/Linux stable (currently buster)
- MariaDB / MySQL
- Apache HTTP server / nginx
Let me say that I love listening to the whishlist of my costumers. Here are the most important features/TODOs:
- administration of own mailboxes (thanks to Postfix and Dovecot over MariaDB)
- password reset
- IMAP/SMTP documentation
- view quota
- administration of own mail aliases (thanks to Postfix and Dovecot over MariaDB)
- change forward destination(s)
- administration of own FTP accounts (thanks to Pure-FTPd over MariaDB)
- password reset
- administration of own MariaDB databases
- list own databases
- list own users
- change user password
- administration of User(s)
- password reset
- create a Domain for that User
- change login
- change e-mail
- limit number of mailboxes per domain
- limit number of mail forwardings
- action log
Clone these somewhere:
git clone https://gitpull.it/source/boz-libre-hosting-panel.git git clone https://gitpull.it/source/suckless-php.git
Install a database server and other stuff for the web interface:
# database sudo apt install mariadb-server # web server sudo apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-php libjs-bootstrap
Then create an empty database with a dedicated user (change the password!):
$ sudo mysql CREATE DATABASE libre_hosting_panel; CREATE USER libre_hosting_panel@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'aaaah change me!'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON libre_hosting_panel.* TO libre_hosting_panel@localhost;
Now edit your panel configuration:
cp kiss-libre-hosting-panel/load-example.php kiss-libre-hosting-panel /load.php nano kiss-libre-hosting-panel/load.php
Now install your database:
Now you should be able to create an user (change the password!):
./kiss-libre-hosting-panel/cli/add-user --uid admin --pwd=please_change_meeee --role=admin --email=info@localhost --name="Super" --surname="Admin"
Now you can try your panel creating a dummy virtualhost in Apache like:
<virtualhost *:443> # you know what to do here ServerName localhost # path to the 'www' directory in the 'kiss-libre-hosting-panel' repository DocumentRoot /var/www/kiss-libre-hosting-panel/www # that's all! </virtualhost>
a2ensite kiss-libre-hosting-panel systemctl reload apache2
Finally you can eventually install your hosting stuff:
# FTP server apt install pure-ftpd-mysql # mailserver apt install postfix-mysql postfix-policyd-spf-python dovecot-mysql dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d spamassassin
You will find some useul configurations in kiss-libre-hosting-panel/documentation/etc.
This project is writted in PHP7 because:
- Node.js is not an hypertext preprocessor
- Python is not an hypertext preprocessor
- Ruby is not an hypertext preprocessor
- Java is not an hypertext preprocessor. Well, Java JSP is an hypertext preprocessor but it's footprint is heavy as hell
This PHP7 application is stateless. Does not have sessions. It's well-designed. It scales. It has a minimal memory footprint. If you do not like it, you are free to implement such project with your favorite programming language, with your 200MB of dependencies and crap.
Copyright (C) 2018, 2019, 2020 Valerio Bozzolan - KISS Libre Hosting Panel
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.