Over the years I have looked at a lot of different control panel software. Here are some of the tools that I have put a decent amount of time into using (for either Dev or Production)
- HestiaCP. This software is a fork of VestaCP, and VestaCP was quite popular for many years.
- VestaCp – this platform was my main focus for many years. It was very popular a few years back and this platform is relatively easy to use to setup a bunch of websites. Unfortunately VestaCP had a major security lapse about 18 months ago, and it was so severe that DigitalOcean magically deleted my server one day and forbid me from usu VestaCP in the future. (I don’t know if DigitalOcean still prohibits VestaCp, but I’m ok without DigitalOcean).
- Webmin – I literally started using Webmin in 2003 when I was writing php apps for a company in everett called Squad Studios. I wish that they were still around. Webmin is an amazing platform and it has a lot of obscure plugins, but in my opinion it is too risky to use in production
- PhpMyAdmin – in my opinion this is a great frontend for mySql development, administration and migrations.