How to Install Vesta Control Panel on a Vultr Cloud Server

Updated on December 27, 2021
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Vesta is a free, easy-to-use web control panel that can install hundreds of applications through a Softaculous plugin. It's a popular alternative to commercial solutions like cPanel. This guide explains how to install Vesta on a cloud server at Vultr.


Deploy a new cloud server at Vultr.

Vesta supports:

  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • RHEL & systems compatible with CentOS like AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, or VzLinux

Use a system with enough RAM to support your desired feature-set. The Vesta installer categorizes servers into four groups.

  • Micro: Less than 1Gb of RAM
  • Small: Less than 3Gb of RAM
  • Medium: Less than 7Gb of RAM
  • Large: More than 7Gb of RAM

Micro servers do not support the phpfcgi template. Antispam and Antivirus packages require Medium or Large servers.

How to Install Vesta

  1. SSH to your server as root.

  2. Download the install script from the official site.

     # curl -O <>
  3. Run the installer.

     # bash
  4. When the installer completes, it displays your initial login credentials.

  5. Use a web browser to log in to Vesta at your server's IP address using port 8083. For example, if your server's IP is

If you receive a browser warning about a self-signed certificate, use Vultr's guide to bypass the HTTPS warning.

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