How to Install aaPanel on Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install aaPanel web hosting software panel on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04 LTS.

aaPanel is free, simple and lightweight server control software that you can use to manage your servers in a web hosting environment from which you can manage and control domains, SSL, MySQL databases and other web hosting features from a simple web interface.

aaPanel which also runs on low resource servers right out of the box. With its auto installer, you’re able to install multiple apps with one click.

If you need a next generation hosting control platform that is built for speed, security and stability, then you may want to give aaPanel host control platform a try.

These are some of the features that come with aaPanel: WEB domains, DNS domains, MAIL domains, Databases, CRON, User Directories and more.

For more about aaPanel, please visit its homepage

When you’re ready to install aaPanel, continue with the steps below:

Step 0: Configure Local Host

Before installing aaPanel, you will want to setup Ubuntu local domain on the server… Do do that, run the commands below to open the Ubuntu local hosts file.

sudo nano /etc/hosts

Then type in the server address to domain mapping. You can use your public IP address instead of the local one…  

Should look like the lines below:              localhost              ubuntu1804    

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

Save the file and exit

To get started with installing aaPanel on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Install aaPanel

To quickly install aaPanel on Ubuntu, run the commands below to add its repository to Ubuntu.

wget -O && sudo bash

After running the commands above, aaPanel should run and download all packages and install them. When done, you should see a successful message similar to the one below:

 Congratulations! Installed successfully!
 aaPanel Internal Address:
 username: 6yxnpg4v
 password: bccf9493
 If you cannot access the panel, 
 release the following port (8888|888|80|443|20|21) in the security group
 Time consumed: 4 Minute!

Access aaPanel

When you’re done with the steps above, simply open your web browser and browse to aaPanel WebUI at port


Replace the example IP address with your server’s address.

aapanel ubuntu install

Login with the admin account created above. When you login, you will be prompted to choose the environment to run with aaPanel.

Nginx with MySQL and PHP (LNMP) vs Apache and MySQL and PHP (LAMP).

For this tutorial, went with LNMP.

aapanel ubuntu dashboard

With for the LNMP packages to be downloaded and installed. This might take a while depending on the speed of your server.

Once all is done, begin setting up your environment.


This post showed you how to install and configure aaPanel. If you find any error above, please use form below to report.

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