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

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 module. Ajenti 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 Apache, Cron, File System, Firewall, MySQL, Nginx, Munin, Samba, FTP, Squid and many other tools like File Manager, Code Editor for developers and Terminal access.

Install Ajenti Control Panel

Install Ajenti Control Panel

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

Installing Ajenti On RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

Ajenti 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 http://repo.ajenti.org/ajenti-repo-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# 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 ajenti PPA repository to “/etc/apt/sources“.list.

# wget http://repo.ajenti.org/debian/key -O- | apt-key add -
# echo "deb http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian 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 Ajenti and enter default username “admin”  or “root” and password is “admin“.

https://localhost:8000
OR
https://ip-address:8000
Login Screen
Ajenti Login Screen

Ajenti Login Screen

Dashboard
Ajenti Dashboard

Dashboard

Plugins
Ajenti Plugins

Ajenti Plugins

Filesystem
Ajenti File System

Filesystem

Firewall
Ajenti Firewall

Firewall

System Packages
Ajenti Package Manager

Packages

Running Processes
Ajenti Processes

Linux Running Processes

File Manager
Ajenti File Manager

Linux File Manager

Running Services
Ajenti Services

Linux Services

Reference Link

Ajenti Homepage

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49 Responses

  1. First off, thanks for the awesome posts! I read your other post where you talked about Ajenti, so I am trying it out. I wanted to add that with CentOS 6.5, I had to add my iptables rules up toward the top of the config file, not at the bottom. When I had them at the bottom, it was still blocking the port for some reason. I assume that one of the above rules is set to block all unconfigured traffic, but I am still fairly new at Linux firewall rules in general. Anyway, thanks for the great info! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Sean

  2. Can I install ajenti-v on Centos 6 ?

  3. On ‘yum install ajenti’ under Fedora 17 I am getting this error:

    http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/centos/17/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#22 – “The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found”

    Please help.
    /shawn

  4. Stu R says:

    I have just initiated a new server – Ubuntu 12.04/Nginx 1.4.5 to test Ajenti on. I don’t understand probably the most fundamental part of how to make the vhosts work. The developer Eugene posts this – http://support.ajenti.org/topic/349870-ajenti-behind-nginx/

    I’m used to having a vhost like /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/domain.com…. with the files in /home/user/public_html/domain.com/public/

    So basically I don’t get how domain.com fetches the /ajenti files without some modification to his example.

    Any clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.

    thx
    stu

  5. Nadjib says:

    Hi, thank you for all your tutorials, i have a question; i can’t access to login screen , i did all the insctruction about the 8000 port.

    Thanks

  6. Ankit says:

    How do I access the webmail ?

    • Jenz says:

      I think it’s the next option that will be added from @Ajenti Team, i agree that’s a little bit late to think about it or sad to forget about it.
      But i’m just like you waiting for the Webmail Management.

      Cheers
      Jenz

  7. Leewong says:

    Yep, I’m getting the same error as Kumar, above.

    [[email protected] ~]# service iptables restart
    iptables: Applying firewall rules: iptables-restore: line 1 failed
    [FAILED]

    vi edit the iptables fails…

    Centos x64 6.4 – Digital Ocean.

    You can manually add at command line…
    But you still can’t access ip and port in the browser.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      To fix such error, you need to replace your iptables rules with below lines.

      # Firewall configuration written by system-config-firewall
      # Manual customization of this file is not recommended.
      *filter
      :INPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
      :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0]
      :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
      -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 21 -j ACCEPT
      -A INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
      -A FORWARD -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
      COMMIT
      

      And restart iptables again….

  8. Hi
    I tried to follow your commands but having these problem using cent os 6 32 bit

    == After adding those two lines when i restart iptables i get error on line 1 .

    I am newbie in servers any help would be appreciated

  9. Pedro says:

    Get this error, cant install Ajenti in Ubuntu 12.04

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    ajenti : Depends: python-requests (>= 0.12.0) but 0.8.2-1 is to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  10. D says:

    I cant login ajenti when i tried to login from another laptop .now the login is blocked !!! how to solve this or uninstall agenti !!

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Have you opened port on the Firewall? what kind of blocking error you getting?. Use “yum remove ajenti” to un-install.

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