In this tutorial I gonna show you complete step by step guide how to install and setup Ajaxplorer file manager on zPanel CP VPS. By reading this article I assume you knew what zPanel is and have installed it on your server. If you didn’t, then grab a 512MB VPS with 20GB SSD on DigitalOcean ($0.007/hour = $5/month) and read my previous tutorial how to get zPanel easily installed on CentOS VPS.
What is Ajaxplorer?
Ajaxplorer is basically an open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform. But shortly describing, Ajaxplorer is an alternative File Browser or File Manager software built with some Ajax cool effects. AjaXplorer now becomes Pydio so the one we use here on zPanel is not the latest version. However it is free, cool and awesome. It is really a great way to manage all your files in your server if you don’t prefer to use FTP.
The Steps to Install Ajaxplorer File Manager
So lets start it.
Step 1 – Login to your server as root. I assume you knew how to do this.
Step 2 – Then add additional repo for zPanel:
zppy repo add zppy.alineofcode.co.uk
Step 3 – Now issue this command to update the repo:
Step 4 – Finally, here it is the main command to download and install Ajaxplorer on your server:
zppy install ajaxplorer
Step 5 – Open up your favorite web browser, visit the login page of your zPanel server then login as zadmin.
Step 6 – Go to Server Admin >> Module Admin menu.
Step 7 – Next, enable Ajaxplorer module for Administrator, Reseller and Client then hit the Save Changes button.
Step 8 – Before you test it, you better do some necessary checks. Now go to Putty / Terminal window again then issue this command;
Step 9 – Make sure the following line as below:
php_admin_value upload_tmp_dir /var/zpanel/temp
and not as below (the wrong one):
php_admin_value upload_tmp_dir /etc/zpanel/temp
Otherwise you might find some errors.
Step 10 – Go back to zPanel configuration page in your browser. Click on File Management menu >> then Ajaxplorer >> followed by clicking the Launch Ajaxplorer button.
Step 11 – You’ll notice that a new browser window appears launching Ajaxplorer main UI up. Wait for few seconds till the interface fully loaded.
Congratulation. Any questions? Do not hesitate to leave comment below.