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I'm looking for a automated point-and-click hosting platform like Cpanel. Is any free and open source platform and which of them do you thing is the best? I prefer to be free of charge.

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There is a long list of free hosting panels available at the Debian Wiki, but I can't vouch for any of them myself as I haven't tried any.

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Do you mean a cpanel lookalike module ?

I think you can try virtualmin

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EHCP or Easy Hosting Control Panel is a great alternative for cPanel. I have used and implemented it.

Google for "ehcp on ubuntu". It is very easy to install.

Run the following commands in terminal to install ehcp:

wget -O ehcp.tgz www.ehcp.net/ehcp_latest.tgz
tar -zxvf ehcp.tgz
cd ehcp
./install.sh
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does it allow for DNS configuration, such as enabling DKIM and SPF? – Leahcim Jun 20 '13 at 17:34

Vesta CP is definitely the best choice, it is easy to install and also has great performance. I love that it uses Nginx and also SpamAssassin and fail2ban. That makes for a more secure installation, and the control panel is clean and easy to manage. I wrote a small tutorial on how to install with these features here. Note: this is for Ubuntu 14.04 but should work for most Linux distributions.

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