VestaCP is a powerful, free, open-source control panel that helps you to create and manage a website, email, database, and DNS from its web-based interface. You can manage a website, domain, FTP, SSL, and backups with the help of VestaCP. It has a built-in Softaculous auto-installer that allows you to install more than 439 apps with one click. If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to cPanel, then VestaCP is the best solution for you.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VestaCP on Debian 9.

Step 1 – Install Required Dependencies

Before starting, you will need to install some dependencies on your server. You can install all of them with the following command:

apt-get update -y
apt-get install nano wget curl unzip gnupg -y

Once all the packages are installed, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Install VestaCP

VestaCP provides an auto-installer script to install the VestaCP in your server. You can download it with the following command:

curl -O

Once the download is completed, give proper permissions with the following command:

chmod +x

Next, start the VestaCP installation by running the script as shown below:

bash --force

You will be asked to provide a valid email address and domain name as shown below:

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Vesta Control Panel

The following software will be installed on your system:
- Nginx Web Server
- Apache Web Server (as backend)
- Bind DNS Server
- Exim Mail Server
- Dovecot POP3/IMAP Server
- MariaDB Database Server
- Vsftpd FTP Server
- Softaculous Plugin
- Iptables Firewall + Fail2Ban

Would you like to continue [y/n]: y
Please enter admin email address: [email protected]
Please enter FQDN hostname [centos]:

Provide your email, domain name and hit Enter to start the installation. Once the installation has been completed, you should see the following output:

Installation backup directory: /root/vst_install_backups/1602913863


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Congratulations, you have just successfully installed Vesta Control Panel
username: admin
password: OkF1MklD0p

We hope that you enjoy your installation of Vesta. Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have 
any questions.
Thank you.

Sincerely yours team

At this point, VestaCP is installed and listening on port 8083. Please remember the admin username and password as shown above.

Step 3 – Access VestaCP Web Interface

Now, open your web browser and type the URL You should see the VestaCP login page:

Provide your admin username, password and click on the Log in button. You should see the VestaCP dashboard in the following page:

Step 4 – Add a New Website

To create a new website, click on WEB. You should see the following page:

Click on the + button. You should see the following page:

Provide your website domain name and IP address and click on the Add button. Once the website is created, you should see the following page:

Now, open your web browser and access your new website using the URL You should see your website default page in the following screen:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed VestaCP on a Debian 9 server. You can now explore and VestaCP dashboard for more functionality and start managing your database, domain, email and DNS from a central location. Get started with VestaCP on VPS hosting from Atlantic.Net today!