HostingLinuxSoftwareJune 17, 20200How to install Froxlor on Ubuntu 18.04

With a few simple steps, you can install Froxlor open source web control panel on Ubuntu 18.04.

What is Froxlor?

With its support to IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses, Advanced SSL, PHP-configuration as per the domain Froxlor is an effective open-source server management panel solution for Ubuntu 18.04. It also allows you to manage resource directly from the Control Panel for shared hostings, and some other features such as interactive graphs, API, themeable interface, Let’s Encrypt support for free certificates, MySQL management, directory protection & settings, quota management.

How to install Froxlor on Ubuntu 18.04? [Step by step]

Step 1: First, you should add Froxlor repository to Ubuntu

To do that, open Command Terminal and switch to the root user. With the following command, add Froxlor repository to Ubuntu’s list.

touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/froxlor.list

Then add the package source with the following command.

echo 'deb stretch main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/froxlor.list

Step 2: Installing a key for Froxlor

To verify the packages we will download add a key for Froxlor with the following command.

apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key FD88018B6F2D5390D051343FF6B4A8704F9E9BBC

Step 3: Update Ubuntu Server

After removing the old cache, Ubuntu will recognize the recently added repository. To do that:

apt-get install update
apt-get install upgrade

Step 4: Installing Apache server

It is possible to install Apache on Ubuntu with only one command.

apt-get install apache2
service apache2 enable
service apache2 start

Step 5: Installing Froxlor on Ubuntu

Again with a single command, you can install the Froxlor control panel.

apt-get install froxlor

Then you will be asked to choose one of the mail server configuration type from the list

  • No Configuration
  • Internet Site
  • Internet with smarthost
  • Satellite System
  • Local Only

Step 6: Change the document root

On Ubuntu, you can only access the default public HTML (/var/www/html) directory of the Apache by default. After Froxlor, all files will be under the main web directory. We have to change the default document root directory to access Froxlor with following commands.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available
nano 000-default.conf
DocumentRoot /var/www/html
DocumentRoot /var/www/html

When your editing is finished, save the file by pressing Ctrl+X and type Y and then hit the Enter button.

Step 7: Restart Apache web server

It is now time to restart our web server with the following comand.

service apache2 restart

Step 8: Creating a database

You will need database details during the installation of the server management platform. First login to MySQL/MariaDB and create a MySQL user with root privilege.

mysql -u root
CREATE USER 'newuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'newuser'@'localhost';

At this point, don’t forget to change “newuser” and “password” with your own choices.

Now it is time to create a normal database and its user and password details for the Froxlor. Again, don’t forget to change “froxlorc7”, “froxlorusr” and “yourpassword” with your choices.

CREATE USER 'froxlorusr'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON froxlorusr.* TO 'froxlorh2s'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Step 9: Accessing the Froxlor via browser

Now you can access the login page of Froxlor in a web browser. You should visit serveripaddress/froxlor or Then you can start the installation with “Start install” button.

Step 10: Configuring the Froxlor

During the installation, you can choose the installation language. Then you should enter the database details, such as database name, usernames, and passwords that we created earlier. After that, you will need to create an administrator account. And finally, you have to fill the information about the server IP and HTTP username and groupname.

Step 11: Login to Froxlor

If everything went correctly, at this point you will be able to login to Froxlor interface with the username and the password you created during the installation.

Step 12: Froxlor dashboard

That’s it, everything is ready. You can do your last settings from the Froxlor interface from now on.

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