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Basic Webuzo Setup (Free Control Panel)

So you’ve installed Webuzo on your VPS and what’s next? Follow few steps below which are most common / basic setup after installing Webuzo free control panel on your server before you upload your website’s files and database into it.

Before we continue, sure thing you have to firstly installed Webuzo on your Dedicated, Virtual or Cloud server. I posted a complete step by step guide on how to install Webuzo on Ubuntu server (It’s 15.05 but should work on any latest Ubuntu version). As usual, I also included useful screenshot pics at every step so you won’t hesitate following each of every step of the tutorial.

Let’s start…

– always replace x.x.x.x with your server’s IP address.
– click on image to view the larger version.

Step 1 – Open up your favorite web browser and login to Webuzo Enduser Panel at:


Step 2 – Once logged in, click on the Manage domain section. What we’ll do here is just to review all available domains already added into Webuzo system and where’s its web directory is located at. Remember that you can always see the list of all domain (main, addon and/or parked domains) via that menu.

manage domain

as you may can see below, there is only one domain (which is the main domain) in my Webuzo system and its web directory path is located at /home/soft/public_html which “soft” is my admin username in Webuzo. So if your username is “sawi” then it should be /home/sawi/public_html.

manage domain page

Step 3 – Now click on Apps >> Web Servers. Here we’re gonna install latest stable version of Apache 2 (v2.4.16 a.t.m). FYI that Webuzo brings few ready-to-use web servers including Nginx, Apache, Apache 2, Node.js, and Lighttpd. As by default Apache is installed and per my test it’s not working properly, so I’ll suggest you to replace that with Apache 2 (if you wish to use Apache, otherwise I’ll explain about LNMP/Nginx in separate article).

select web server

Tick (check mark) the Set Default option then click the Install button.

install apache 2 web server

Once done you’ll see this..

apache 2 installed

Step 4 – Next, click the Server Side Scripting >> PHP5.3 and make sure this is a Remove button (but don’t click it). The existence of Remove button indicates that PHP5.3 is already installed.

php53 installed

Step 5 – Go back to the Frontend User Panel then click the Services icon (in Advanced Settings section). Make sure all services are running. If not, you may need to start it. In my example BIND did not run by default so I have to start it.

check services

example of mine:

start service

Step 6 – Go back to the frontend user panel home page (click the top left Webuzo logo) and open File Manager under Server Utilities section.

open file manager

Step 7 – A new browser tab will open and you’ll see a login page. Simply use the same username and password you use it to login to Webuzo.

file manager webuzo

Step 8 – Once you’re in, go to public_html folder (doubleclick it).

public html folder

Step 9 – Then click on the Create New File icon. This we’ll create a test index.html file

create new file

name that file index.html

create new file index

Step 10 – Next, click that newly created file and edit it (use the Edit icon)

edit index file

now put some dummy text / message there just for test purpose. Do not forget to hit the Save button.

dummy text test file

Step 11 – Open up a new browser tab and try accessing your website. Make sure the dummy text you’ve put shows up there.

test index file

Otherwise, try restarting your webserver / Apache 2.

You can also review the steps above by watching the video on Youtube.

That’s it for now. In the next article: how to install WordPress on Webuzo control panel free version.

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