goPanel
goPanel
2.8.9

4.0

goPanel free download for Mac

goPanel2.8.9

30 April 2020

Manage Web servers.

Overview

goPanel is an incredibly intuitive OS X app for the management of web servers, an alternative to existing control-panel apps you install on Unix-based servers for web hosting. Easy-to-install and configure Apache or Nginx webserver, PHP, MySQL, FTP, domains, free SSL certs and emails on your server. goPanel lets you easily connect and manage unlimited Linux servers.

Features
  • Add and manage unlimited servers (VPS or dedicated)
  • Install, configure and manage: Apache or Nginx, PHP, FTP (Pure-FTPd), MySQL or MariaDB, Mail Server to get each of your servers ready to host domains
  • PHP and Apache on/off from selection of modules
  • Unlimited MySQL/MariaDB users and databases, domains, ftp accounts and emails
  • Unlimited free SSL** certs issued by Let’s Encrypt certificate authority
  • Fail2Ban intrusion prevention software Install and Configure
  • Setup scheduled cron jobs
  • Setup backup for your files or databases
  • View server logs and block IP's
  • Rollback up to 50 earlier versions of your config files in case you need to
  • System updates - keep your linux server up to date
  • 3rd-party scripts:
    • WP-CLI + One-click Wordpress installer
    • Composer (application-level package manager)
    • PHPMyAdmin(database manager)
    • Webmailer (roundcube)

goPanel works perfect with Amazon instances and Digital Ocean droplets as long as you use a Linux distribution we support. Make sure your Linux server does not have any of the services installed and you install all services from the goPanel app: migration from servers with existing services is not yet possible.

What's new in goPanel

Version 2.8.9:
  • Letsencrypt fixes for v2.8.8
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Updates for Centos 8
  • Bug fixes

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How would you rate goPanel app?

20 Reviews of goPanel

5
nowvisiting
21 March 2019
Version: 2.1.0

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This app is AWESOME. It's such a timesaver and makes managing multiple VPS a breeze. I'd been looking for something like this for a long, long time, but it's seemingly the only alternative. Of course, like any software, it's not absolutely flawless and has the occasional hiccup (the app itself, doesn't affect the server at all), but overall it's very stable and reliable. Still left on my wishlist: Domain staging/cloning. That would be such a killer feature if had a Wordpress sync/cloning option (Database, files, etc.)
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2
LuxLogica
23 March 2020
Version: 2.8.6
Neat cPanel alternative, easy enough to use with cheap VPSs. But the most common 'pro' setup for a web hosting service is to have BOTH Nginx and Apache setup together (with Nginx as a proxy for the sites being hosted by Apache). This enables developers to gain some of Nginx speed while retaining the wide compatibility offered by .htaccess file support required by many CMSs - goPanel will not setup anything like this. As a consequence, the 'default' goPanel installation is not as performant as what you get from competing services - like MOSS - which are much faster (and sometimes, free). If goPanel is directed at 'non-techie' users, then it needs a better manual, more guided setup, and more options - people want to use things other than Wordpress. Loose 1 star for poor documentation (assuming it's directed at non-technical users). Loose 1 star for lack of auto-installers for anything other than Wordpress. Loose 1 star for setting up a sluggish system by default, which lacks serious optimisation (specially if installing a resource hog like Wordpress).
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waryuser
28 February 2020
Version: 2.8.5
I used to really like goPanel, but then had a server just crap out and become unrecoverable with goPanel. Though it looks pretty in the screenshots, using the interface is slow and clunky. There are progress wheels all over the place because the developer hasn't put effort into optimization and caching where possible. Overall, the app feels like it's held together with duct tape and bubble gum. Features don't reliably work, and you will find yourself constantly double checking that you didn't break something. goPanel offers so much promise, but fails to deliver the user experience it should. The on-the-server equivalent of goPanel is called CentOS Web Panel. It's free, it's awesome, and hasn't caused a catastrophic failure like goPanel did.
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5
nowvisiting
21 March 2019
Version: 2.1.0
This app is AWESOME. It's such a timesaver and makes managing multiple VPS a breeze. I'd been looking for something like this for a long, long time, but it's seemingly the only alternative. Of course, like any software, it's not absolutely flawless and has the occasional hiccup (the app itself, doesn't affect the server at all), but overall it's very stable and reliable. Still left on my wishlist: Domain staging/cloning. That would be such a killer feature if had a Wordpress sync/cloning option (Database, files, etc.)
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5
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
19 July 2018
Version: 2.0.2
after a long search for a good solution, close to giving up, I stumbled upon goPanel. This s*** really works out of the box! Saved me a lot of time and I couldn't be happier!
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InspiredLife2
08 February 2018
Version: 1.9.2
I left a review previously, but for some reason I am not able to edit it. So I am writing a new one. After having attempted to use GoPanel to configure a server from start to finish, I must drop my rating to 2 stars.

I am using a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 VM on Microsoft Azure.
GoPanel crashes often whilst trying to perform tasks, essentially rendering it too unreliable to depend on. This is a pity, as it obviously has great potential.

I've taken the matter up with the developer, and received only a few terse replies, through which he eventually indicated it might be crashing when GP has an issue connecting to the server during an operation. Which, to me, suggest it doesn't have adequate fault handling routines, because a slow or unresponsive server connection should not cause the app to crash.

I've attempted to get an update from the developer as to when he is likely to implement decent fault handling, and after a more than a month, I've heard nothing at all back.

As I paid for a license to this app, I find this rather disappointing. I can only assume he put it into the "too hard, too busy" basket.
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4
Teksestro
13 November 2017
Version: 1.9.1
Excellent cPanel replacement - easy to setup and use, and very reliable. Developer is responsive, friendly and helpful. It would be a 5-star app if there were more easy-instal options for more software - WordPress alone doesn't cut it, when we have to compete with the likes of Installatron. Ideally, I'd like to see an option to install Docker and dockerized apps. This would open a world of possibilities for software instals that normally consume hours, and for which there is no 'easy-instal' option anywhere (like Discourse, Gitlab, etc.).
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4
InspiredLife2
11 November 2017
Version: 1.9.1
An excellent time-saving app for anyone managing Linux web servers. At first I thought the price was a bit high, but in reality this app only needs to save me around 30 minutes and it's covered the cost. It will in fact save untold hours of time setting up servers.
Currently it's got most of the major web server bases covered. The one area I think it's deficient is installation/configuration of caching options. Would be nice to see support for OpCache, Redis and APC. Perhaps Varnish too, for those wanting to squeeze even more speed out of Nginx, and those how want to get a lot more speed out of Apache.

The interface is excellent. Clear and easy to use. I pleasant change to working in a bash terminal.

So my rating is 4 stars for now. Robust support for the major caching options will push that up to 5. For now, I'll have a bash (no pun intended) at implementing caching on top of what goPanel sets up on the server (I've yet to do it, but assume it will have no hitches)
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5
Gregorgy
18 August 2017
Version: 1.8.7
Wow. Just wow. This is extremely cheap for the amount of time it save. When it comes to choosing how many stars, 5 is not enough.
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0.5
Xipper
06 July 2017
Version: 1.8.5
I wish I could actually give a meaningful review, however I wasn't able to actually get this app to connect to my server at all. They provide no logging that I can find, I attempted to add a Linux server operating CentOS 7.3.1611 and it fails to connect. No meaningful errors, no debug info on the SSH session, nothing but a black box of failure. I see no errors in the server logs Zero documentation to help troubleshoot authentication issues. No in depth documentation on supported SSH key types. My servers only allow key based authentication, I use SSH all day using the keys I provided to goPanel and they always work...and yet with goPanel I get a "Received error: Callback returned error". If you accidentally input an invalid hostname you must wait for it to fail and timeout, there are no cancel options on connection attempts. I don't want my passwords and SSH key passphrase being stored (especially by an app that provides no documentation on how it stores credentials), but it seems that the app will not prompt you for this info on a per session basis. If you don't input your key passphrase authentication the app errors with "Received error: Invalid public key, too short".
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5
macpayne
13 June 2017
Version: 1.8.5
Couldn't agree more with Mike-C's review. The app is really speeding up the the server setup and some basic management processes.
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5
Mike-C
07 June 2017
Version: 1.8.5
Now that I've been using goPanel for just under a week, I absolutely love it! it's been a real time saver. It works wonderfully and my e-mails to the developer were answered promptly and in detail. The support is excellent. The one catch is that it seems to work better with Apache + MySQL. I had all sorts issues when using it with Nginx + MariaDB. I'm not sure if that was just me, my VPS, goPanel, or a combination of all those. Regardless, buying goPanel is a no brainer.
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4.5
ra7big
26 April 2017
Version: 1.8.5
Do this app support intel extention for developing cakephp 3 ?
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Mike-C
12 March 2017
Version: 1.8.1
I'm very interested in goPanel. Even the regular price is a bargain. The one thing stopping is me trust. I know this is a hard one to validate. What assurances do I have since I'm giving this software access to my servers and all my sites? How can I assured that there's no funny business going on?
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5
tronath
14 February 2017
Version: 1.7.4
Excellent value
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Svenster
15 December 2016
Version: 1.7.3
See here is the problem with these trials I downloaded and installed this software in the vain attempt to get it to connect to my web servers and it failed.

A few days later there was an update so I thought I would give it another try...

"You have 0 days remaining in your trial"

Quit

Goodbye

I’m not paying $50AU to find out if it now works...
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waryuser
31 October 2016
Version: 1.7.1
It has evolved some since it launched in April. There is a trial now, and if you look really really hard you can buy it outside the crap store. But it still isn't $24.99 mature. I think I might go for it if it goes on promo for $4.99 again.
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3
team-noob
18 April 2016
Version: 1.0.1
No ability to configure a proxy connection??
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5
JohnAlex
12 April 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Used it to set up a couple of servers and saved me a day's work. I had them up and running in about 20 minutes with all the basic stuff (www, ftp, mail, mysql) ready to go.

A lot easier than doing all of this from the command line.

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4
jbradyDublin
11 April 2016
Version: 1.0.0
a bit brutal, but does the job - still a lot of features missing so don't expect cPanel. no DNS and no SSL managers which would have been handy, but hey installed all I need to run sites in 5minutes (for me FTP server is the big gain with the app). So good idea/start, looking forward for updates with features
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waryuser
11 April 2016
Version: 1.0.0
MAS only, no trial, no direct-buy option. Good luck with that.
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