their site was down. The published install info was incomplete and in some cases files had wrong names.
The zpanel x software was working great on windows never go to try it out on linux cause zpanel was offline? not to mention a jerk or 2 but there are a couple of people like caffein addict who is pretty good at pr he was willing to install for me for free but i was a tad bit pissed at how i was being treated by 1 of the other members. If the site is back up and they have changed or rewrote the installation instructions then I say go ahead it's a great panel and its easy to install even the scripts are easy to install!
But beware on my attempt to install on ubuntu 12.04 step 3 of zpanel x installation was a loop. After disableing apparmor I restarted and was asked to repeat the step. I did this three times and quit.