How to Install AaPanel on Contabo Cloud VPS with CentOS 7Are you looking for a free and open-source control panel to manage your website on a Contabo Cloud VPS with CentOS 7?

Let’s install aaPanel!

AaPanel is a comprehensive web hosting control panel that offers a variety of features and tools to streamline website management. Installing aaPanel on your Contabo Cloud VPS with CentOS 7 is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the installation process, so you can get up and running with aaPanel on your Contabo Cloud VPS in no time.

Let’s proceed!


  1. A running server with a clean install of CentOS 7. We’ll be using Contabo Cloud VPS in this tutorial.
  2. ROOT access.

Install aaPanel on Contabo Cloud VPS with CentOS 7

aaPanel system requirements:

  • RAM: 1GB or more is recommended
  • CPU: 1 core or more
  • Disk: 100M or more available hard disk space

aaPanel is compatible with CentOS 7, Ubuntu 20, and Debian 10. Contabo Cloud VPS has 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM and 200GB SSD, so our server qualifies.

Step 1. Fresh Install CentOS 7 on Contabo Cloud VPS

A clean install of CentOS 7 is recommended. No running system should be installed.

Go to your VPS dashboard, in this case Contabo VPS. Choose VPS management > Reinstall > Select CentOS 7 and Generate Password

Install CentOS 7 on Contabo Cloud

Step 2. Login as ROOT

Be sure to login as ROOT. We will be using Bitvise SSH client to login.

Login as ROOT Using SSH Client Bitvise

Step 3. Update CentOS Packages and Install AaPanel

Update CentOS packages if there is available using the following command:

yum update

Update CentOS Packages

Next, let’s install aaPanel using the installation command:

For CentOS:

URL= && if [ -f /usr/bin/curl ];then curl -ksSO "$URL" ;else wget --no-check-certificate -O "$URL";fi;bash 93684c35

Install AaPanel command

You will be asked where to install aaPanel and enable panel SSL.

1. Do you want to install aaPanel to the /www directory now?(y/n): y

2. Do you need to enable the panel SSL? (yes/n): yes

Just choose yes for both questions.

AaPanel Successfully Installed on Contabo Cloud VPS

Step 4. Access AaPanel

After the installation process, you will be given access details including URL where you can login to your aaPanel. Be sure to store these details in a safe place.

Access AaPanel

Then login to your aaPanel using the given username and password.

Login to AaPanel

After logging in, you will be prompted to install software packages with just a mouse click away. For starters, you can choose the recommended option. This is very important to build web applications.

Wait for the installation process to finish. It will take some time especially the Nginx, be patient :). In Contabo VPS, the process is fast.

Install Software Packages AaPanel

That’s it! You now have your aaPanel installed on CentOS 7!

AaPanel Dashboard
aaPanel Dashboard Installed on Contabo Cloud VPS

What’s Next?

After successfully installing aaPanel on your CentOS 7 Contabo Cloud VPS, you can start taking advantage of the many features and tools that the control panel offers.

You can use aaPanel to easily manage your web server, such as Apache or Nginx, and configure settings such as PHP versions, database management, and SSL certificates. aaPanel also includes a file manager that allows you to easily upload, download, and edit files on your server.

Closing Thoughts

Installing aaPanel on your Contabo Cloud VPS with CentOS 7 is a great choice if you’re looking for a comprehensive and user-friendly control panel to manage your website.

With aaPanel, you can easily manage your web server, install and manage web applications, monitor performance, and enhance security. Its intuitive interface and one-click install options make it a popular choice for both beginners and experienced web developers.

So, if you haven’t already, give aaPanel a try and see how it can streamline your website management process.

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