3 Best Openlitespeed Server Management Tools (Control Panel)

Openlitespeed over Nginx we’ve seen multiple benchmarks and all the benefits. In reality managing, an Openlitespeed cloud server is not easy as backing hotdogs in the backyard. That’s where management tools come to save the day.

Nginx is a popular web server and there are plenty of management tools available for it that allow you to easily install WordPress or other CMS in a few clicks.

CyberPanel

Self-hosted, Free, Unlimited apps and domains

CyberPanel further takes Openlitespeed server to their full potential with features that just makes managing a server like butter.

It’s quite easy to back up a WordPress site and restore it in no time, it’s a big deal because you can make a new server install Cyberpanel on it, and remotely copy the entire website using the dashboard. We have a dedicated guide just on backup and restoring a full WordPress website on Cyberpanel.




CyberPanel uses Openlitespeed as a web server and acts as a control panel of it. It gets installed with optional Rainloop, postfix, Purefftp, power DNS, Memcached, and Redis.

Luckily there are hosting providers where you can spin up a VPS with Cyberpanel pre-installed. Right now DigitalOcean gives the option to create an Ubuntu server with Cyberpanel. It takes 30 seconds compared to manually installing Cyberpanel on a blank Ubuntu server which takes almost 10 minutes.

Background: The team behind this control panel originated from Pakistan, the staff is limited and there is no dedicated developer so you might want to skip if you have stability or support concerns.

86/100
Total Score
Amazing
  • Self-hosted, Free, Unlimited apps and domains
  • CyberPanel uses Openlitespeed as a web server and acts as a control panel of it
  • Back up and restore WordPress sites in no time
  • Remotely copy the entire website using the dashboard

Runcloud

Web-based, Paid, modern control panel

Runcloud is more of a PHP server management service.

It can be installed on a plain Linux server and the paid plans have Openlitespeed web server creation. Runcloud makes installing WordPress easy even in the free plan with apache and Nginx.

The upside is that even if your server goes down or if there are some issues, Runcloud will be able to tell you that your server is not connected, and you can take actions through the dashboard

Background: Runclous appeared as a strong competitor to the more popular service ServerPilot. Arif Tukiman (Malaysia) is the co-founder and CEO of RunCloud. Currently installed on more than 70,000 servers.

79/100
Total Score
Very good
  • Web-based, Paid, modern control panel
  • More of a PHP server management service
  • Can be installed on a plain Linux server or Openlitespeed web server
  • Runcloud makes installing WordPress easy even in the free plan with apache and Nginx
  • Even if your server goes down, Runcloud will be able to tell you that your server is not connected, and you can take actions through the dashboard

aaPanal

Self-hosted, complicated for beginners.

Look honestly I’m new to aaPanel it has a small community which is a downside. You can easily pick a web server, PHP version, and database software. It offers a one-click WordPress installation.

In my testing, the backup and restore feature is limited, and I couldn’t quote restore a WordPress blog. Each time there were some issues when restoring a WordPress backup along with the database. It just didn’t work with Openlitespeed as a web server.

But for creating a fresh WordPress I can recommend it as it takes a significantly less amount of resources from your server.

aaPanel

aaPanel
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55/100
Total Score
Normal
  • Self-hosted, complicated for beginners
  • Offers a one-click WordPress installation
  • Backup and restore feature is limited
  • It just didn’t work with Openlitespeed as a web server
  • For creating a fresh WordPress, aaPanel can be used as a backup and restore option

Which OLS Control panel to choose

1. Backup and restore – Cyberpanel

With CyberPanel it’s easier to take a full backup and restore it on another server. Also, you can change your Web-server with the built-in remote website transfer.

2. Easiness – Runcloud

Runcloud makes it easier to manage the server and allows you to quickly toggle settings which otherwise takes you plenty of time to do manually.

3. Lightweight – aaPanel

This option is perhaps the hardest on the list, sure it does


There are many different types of openlitespeed control panels available on the market today. Some of the more popular ones include cPanel, Plesk, and DirectAdmin. Each one of these control panels offers different features and benefits. cPanel is probably the most popular openlitespeed control panel due to its wide range of features and ease of use. Plesk is another popular choice, offering a more user-friendly interface and a wide range of features. DirectAdmin is a less popular choice, but it offers a more comprehensive set of features.

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