Ajenti is an open source, platform-independent and totally free web-based application that has been designed from the ground up to act as a server administration panel that provides support for configuring and administer various server software. It is used by approximately 50,000 people around the world to manager their servers.
Features at a glance
Key features include an impressive collection of plugins for easy configuration, management and monitoring of software packages and the entire system, and it integrates easily into your existing configuration by preserving the original structure and comments of your system’s config files.
Additionally, Ajenti comes with a very powerful and extremely flexible plugin architecture that allows skilled system administrators to effortlessly extend the software’s default functionality by creating add-ons written in the Python programming language and using its rich APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).
With Ajanti, you will have quick access to all of your server’s functionality, including cron jobs, filesystems, firewall, logs, namesaver, processes, network, packages, users and hosts. It also integrates a file manager, a text editor, a task manager, as well as a terminal emulator.
Getting started with Ajenti
After installing Ajenti, you can make sure that the service is running by running the service ajenti restart or /etc/init.d/ajenti restart commands, Also, the verbose mode can be activated with the ajenti-panel -v command.
The administration panel will be available via secure HTTP (HTTPS) on port 8000. The default username is root, and the default password is admin. Detailed installation instructions can be found on the project’s website for various distributions of Linux (see the link at the end of the article).
Availability and supported operating systems
Ajenti is distributed as pre-built binary packages for numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat and CentOS. It also supports the FreeBSD operating system and has been successfully tested on computers supporting either of the 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures.