Install EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel) in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint

EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel) is an open source and very effective Hosting Control Panel that offers you to host any websites, create ftp accounts, email accounts, sub domains and so on. Ehcp is the only first hosting control panel was written using PHP programming language and available for free.

It offers all major hosting control panel features such FTP Accounts, MySQL Databases, Panel Users, Resellers, MailBox with Squirrelmail and Round Cube etc. It is the only first control panel that provides built in support for Nginx and PHP-FPM with completely throw out Apache and gives better performance for low end servers or VPS.

EHCP Features

  1. Complete php, free opensource, easily customizable and more free templaes.
  2. Unlimited resllers, user accounts, ftp accounts, email accounts, mysql and domains.
  3. Management of DNS, domains, subdomains, ftp, mysql, email etc.
  4. Domains password protected, Email forwarding, autoreply etc.
  5. Website analytics with webalizer and ftp with net2ftp.
  6. One click third party script install.
  7. User Disk quota control, SSL suport, custom http redirects, domain aliases, domain redirect.
  8. Different langauge support and template supports with few languages.
  9. Server backup and restore including files and databases.
  10. More details here.

This article will help you to install and setup Easy Hosting Control Panel on RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian systems. Please note ehcp can be installed on a fresh installation of Linux. The ehcp installation is quite simple and easy, a new user won’t face any issues while installing it at the first time.

How to Install EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel)?

First, login as root user using ssh and download the latest EHCP (current available version is 0.32) source tarball package using wget command.

# wget http://www.ehcp.net/ehcp_latest.tgz

Next, extract the ehcp source tarball using following tar command.

# tar -zxvf ehcp_latest.tgz

Change to ehcp directory, then execute install.sh script.

# cd ehcp
# ./install.sh

Go through the installation setup and read the instructions carefully. The install script will install all needed packages including Apache, MySQL, PHP, Postfix and so on. During installation it will ask you to enter some information to configure services and set ehcp admin passwords. The installation setup takes up-to 50-60mins, depending upon the internet speed.

It is highly, recommended you to set a MySQL ‘root‘ password for MySQL administration.

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Repeat MySQL password for ‘root‘ user.

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Please select the best mail server configuration that suits your needs. In my case, I’ve selected ‘Internet site‘, mails are sent and receive using SMTP service.

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Set the system mail domain name.

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Create directories for web-based mail administration. Click on ‘Yes‘.

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Create SSL certificate for POP and IMAP. Click on ‘Ok‘.

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Please select your web server that automatically configured to run phpMyAdmin.

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Configure phpMyAdmin database.

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Set MySQL ‘root‘ password for phpMyAdmin.

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Please give a phpMyAdmin password to register with database server.

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Password confirmation.

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Next, configure roundcube database.

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Please select the database type that used by roundcube. In my scenario, I’ve selected MySQL database for roundcube.

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Please provide MySQL password for roundcube.

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That’s it, installation finished.

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Now navigate to the Web browser window and enter IP address of your server.

http://youripaddress/

OR

http://localhost

Click on the link that says ‘Click here for the control panel on your server‘.

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Enter ehcp login details, default admin username is ‘admin‘ and default admin password is ‘1234‘. If you’ve set new admin password during installation enter that password.

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Ehcp Control Panel Dashboard.

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Reference Link

Official EHCP Website

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30 Responses

  1. black43 says:

    please help how i can fix this???????
    Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/www/new/ehcp/config/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line365

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Add the following line to /etc/php.ini file to get rid of php errors. Make sure to restart after making changes.

      error_reporting = E_ALL ^ E_DEPRECATED
      
  2. Anwar says:

    Hello , I have installed EHCP using alesbd.com domain according to this guideline. I have configured dns as well. I can host another domain . But I could not upload my website under the domain alesbd.com . It shows EHCP default page always. Now what should i do ?

    thanks

  3. Usman says:

    how i solved the error apt-get during installation of ehcp

    please help me

    • Ravi Saive says:

      What apt-get error you getting on the screen? can post the error output here? it will help us to identify the problem.

  4. Vadym says:

    on the page http://*.*.46.4/ehcp/ write error:
    “Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/www/new/ehcp/config/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line 370”

    Why is this error, how to fix it? Please help me

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Add the following line in /etc/php.ini to get rid of such errors. Make sure you restart Apache after making changes to php.ini file.

      error_reporting = E_ALL ^ E_DEPRECATED
      
  5. jamal says:

    sir
    1. how does EHCP compare with WebMin
    2. How do i uninstall EHCP

    thanks

  6. Howard McGinnis says:

    Bad, bad, bad.

    I follow the instructions on the web ONLY to find out when the install.sh runs that install.sh SHOULD NOT be run on CentOS systems.

    Why didn’t you say this BEFORE saying to invoke install.sh? Now I don’t have a clean CENTOS and possibly cant install this manually?

    Yes, no warranty. But a WARNING would have been nice. I’m struggling with CentOS as it is, this just added more frustration on me.

  7. Manish says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I have just installed LAMP on my cloud server from RackSpace using Cent Os 6.4. I am confused which CPanel I should use between EHCP or Webmin?

    PS: I was using big rock share hosting previous to this. Can you please help me choosing which is best for managing multiple domains??

    Thanks

  8. dmacleo says:

    the command should be tar -zxvf ehcp_latest.tgz not tar -zxvf ehcp.tgz

  9. Booblla says:

    There is a rather large error in command in the second step.

    The file name is incorrect!

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