Web hosting control panels are essential for anyone with a website. They allow you to manage your website hosting, domain name, email, and security.
There are many web hosting control panels to choose from, but the best one for Linux arm 64 architecture is Hestia open source panel. It works well enough to host WordPress websites that have all the features required.
In this video, we’ll show you how to set up this amazing VPS control panel and use it to host a WordPress website.
Deploy a Server (VPS)
You can choose any VPS provider to install this panel. It worked with both AMD and ARM 64 systems. You can even select the Raspberry Pi for this installation.
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AMD and ARM64 Servers are available.
Create a Linux server with following supported operating systems (OS) for Hestia control panel;
- Debian 10
- Debian 11
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
or later distributions using any provider you like. I used an Oracle Cloud Free Tier ARM 64 machine for this video.
Install Hestia Web Panel
After you deploy the server, connect to the server terminal using SSH. Now you can start the installation. First, enter this command to gain root access.
Then update the available applications before installing the Hestia panel.
sudo apt update
Next, download the Hestia VPS control panel script.
You can execute the script using this command. If it is not executable, try to execute it using this command forcefully.
bash hst-install.sh -f
Now the installation script is running on your server. You just have to answer a few questions to proceed.
It asks whether you like to continue the installation. Type “Y” to proceed. Enter a valid email address here to receive server updates and information.
Next, enter a hostname for the server. Main domains are not used as hostnames, so they should be a subdomain. You can follow below example.
Installation may take a few minutes. Wait until it’s finished. Now that the installation is finished, the server will restart automatically. While it restarts, copy the credentials from the screen to a notepad.
Open Firewall Ports on the Server
You can close the SSH terminal. The necessary ports need to be opened as the next step. This will slightly differ depending on your VPS provider, but you can follow the steps.
Navigate to the firewall section of the server and add these firewall rules. Add this IP range as a source. It will allow all IP ranges to connect to the server.
Open TCP port 8083 here. If you have not already opened ports 80 and 443, you have to open them as well.
- TCP 443 – HTTPS
- TCP 80 – HTTP
- TCP 8083 – Hestia Panel Dashboard
Add Domain to Hestia Control Panel
Now you can copy and paste the admin URL into your browser to enter the control panel. This warning notice may indicate that your server doesn’t have an SSL certificate. You can simply skip this through advanced options.
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Here replace your server IP address.
Use the default credentials to log in to the dashboard. This is the Hestia control panel that includes all the features that an advanced web hosting panel should have.
Hestia Control Panel Features
- User Management
- Website/Domain Management
- Mail Servers: SMTP
- File Management System
- Database Management
- Automated Backup System: SFTP, FTP or Backblaze Cloud
- Opensource One-click Installation Apps
Free Hosting WordPress on Hestia Panel
OK, let’s start hosting a WordPress website on this web control panel. Go to the “Web” tab of the control panel and click the “Add web domain” button.
It asks you to create a standard user before adding a domain. Add a new standard user first. After filling in all the fields, click the “Save” button at the top right.
You have to log in as the standard user that you added. Go to the “Users” tab and click the small login icon in front of the user. OK, so now you log in as the new user.
Go to the “Web” tab again. Now you can add a new domain, so enter your domain name. After you have added the domain, click the small pencil icon to install WordPress.
In the “Edit” section, you will see a button called “Quick Install App” at the top right. Click on it to navigate to the open source app section.
You can install these apps with one click. Select WordPress, then you have to fill in some details such as site name, email, installation directory, WordPress password, and username.
Point the Domain Name to WordPress
You are done with installing both the Hestia panel and WordPress. As a final step, point the domain toward the IP address. Go to the DNS provider of your domain, and add a new “A” record.
Here I have used a subdomain. If you use the root domain, you can enter the “@” symbol in the “name” field. As for the “Value,” enter the IP address of the server, then save the record.
The new DNS record will take some time to update. You can check it for about 2 to 3 minutes. You can check the DNS propagation using any DNS checker tool.
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Create Free SSL Certificate
Let’s see how to add a free SSL certificate as well. Go back to the edit website section. Here you can tick on the “Enable SSL certificate” option and also add the automatic HTTPS redirect option as well. After that, save the changes. It will generate a new SSL certificate for your site.
Type your domain on the browser and check. As you can see, your WordPress website is now ready. Use the saved credentials to log in to the WordPress dashboard. Here you can continue developing your website.
If you have any issue or error during the installation process. Please open a question/thread on MineX Tuts Community Forum. We will able to help you. Thank you for reading and watching.
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