Installing Sentora

Before installing Sentora...

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Supported OS:

The officially supported installer is able to install Sentora on CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.

Unsupported OS:

Some OS derivated or very close from these above MAY work ... or not. Use Sentora under them at your own risks.

Pre-installation check:

The installer is designed to be as simple as possible. It will check that all mandatory requirements are meet :

  1. The OS must be installed with minimal options. No other server management panel must be already installed, nor any web service. (Examples: Nginx, MySQL, Apache, PHP, FTP Server, Mail Server, etc.)
    They MUST BE REMOVED or use the 'minimal install' before installing Sentora!
  2. You MUST have a domain name registered and a SUB-DOMAIN pointing to your server computer IP,
    The main domain will be used to setup email service (like webmaster@MAIN-DOMAIN.TLD
    The subdomain will be dedicated to access to Sentora panel.

    You can get a free domain or purchase a domain from sites like
    A reduced functions set can be tested without domain name, see How to check server without DNS
  3. You MUST have opened and forwarded the required ports in your modem or router, and on the server firewall.
    See the list of required ports here.

Once the above are ALL completed, you may begin to install Sentora on your server.

See also Installer questions.

If you do not understand any of the terms or steps mentioned above, we suggest you do some reading and studying of web servers and web hosting BEFORE attempting to install Sentora.

We will help you as long as you help us by following the install instructions.


YOU MUST INSTALL EMERGENCY PATCHES. Please read Security updates and patches doc page


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