How to Install PufferPanel (free Minecraft Control Panel) on CentOS 7

Updated on September 30, 2016
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In this tutorial, we'll be installing PufferPanel on our Vultr VPS. PufferPanel is an open source, free-to-use control panel to manage your Minecraft servers.

This tutorial will cover installing the PufferPanel, and Scales (the daemon).


There are no prerequisites apart from having a CentOS 7 installation.

Installing PufferPanel

Step one - adding the required repositories:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

Now that we have the required repositories, we can install the stack:

yum install nginx mariadb-server mariadb php56w-fpm php56w-common php56w-cli php56w-mcrypt php56w- pdo php56w-mysqlnd

Step two - make the stack auto-start on boot:

systemctl enable nginx
systemctl enable mariadb
systemctl enable php-fpm

Step three - start the services:

systemctl start nginx
systemctl start mariadb
systemctl start php-fpm

Step four - configure MySQL (you'll be prompted to set a password):


Step five - download PufferPanel:

mkdir -p /srv && cd /srv
wget -O pufferpanel.tar.gz

Now, let's extract the tarball:

tar -xvf pufferpanel.tar.gz
cd pufferpanel
./pufferpanel install

During the installation, you'll be prompted to enter your MySQL credentials (use the credentials from step four).

Installing Scales

Once you install PufferPanel, head to the "Add new node" section.

It should look like this:

Enter your current server credentials and IP address.

Once you submit, Scales will automatically install on the server.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PufferPanel and Scales. You can now add a server, and connect to it using the panel.