What is Sentora?

Sentora web hosting control panel

Sentora is an open source web hosting control panel developed for Linux, UNIX and BSD based servers or computers. Sentora software can turn a home or business server into a complete web hosting server, easy to use and manage.

The team works Sentora provides the software as a 'hobby' project, so it has no commercial endorsement.

Sentora is written in PHP and uses several other open source / GNU software packages such as Apache HTTPd, PHP, Dovecot, Postfix, ProFTPd and MariaDB, among others.


Multi-client environmen 

Sentora is designed to host and manage multiple clients on a single server, this is known as a 'shared' hosting environment. Each client can log in and manage their web hosting through a fully customizable control panel.

Quota management

Sentora allows the user to create and manage any number of services, such as mailboxes and domains, with a set of tools that will allow them to establish quotas both in bandwidth and in the creation and control of other services.

API Integration

With our modular approach brought to our API, you can connect your corporate website or billing system directly to Sentora. The API enables a continuous link for third-party applications and sites.


Sentora, in addition to being completely free, offers the extension of the functionalities through modules, they provide a simple platform where module developers can publish their modules and Sentora users can install them with a single click.


Sentora offers you the ability to offer 'reseller' accounts that allow your customers to resell their accommodation in a 'white label' environment.


Sentora provides its own template system that allows you to download custom themes or even create your own, allowing you to dial your dashboard in-house.

Multiple languages

Sentora is a very popular web hosting software worldwide where the installation is made by default in English, but allows the installation of other languages. 

The history of the project

The Sentora project was officially born on June 27, 2014 when previous members of the ZPanel project decided that after the recent acquisition of the project by Hostwinds LLC. Contact with the new organization was extremely limited and progress with the ZPanel project had almost halted with the realization that something needed to be done to ensure the future development and maintainability of its current user base.

As allowed by the GPL v3 license, it was decided to take the existing project and make several radical changes (such as removing Windows support) and clean up a large part of the core code in an attempt to optimize and build new and improved databases for The new project. .


Sentora is primarily designed to install and work with the following ready-to-use software packages:

  •     Apache HTTPd
  •     PHP
  •     ProFTPd
  •     MySQL / MariaDB
  •     Suffix
  •     Dovecote

Third-party modules or modules created by the community have the ability to replace the main packages, as well as add more functionality.


at 07/07/2021, 23:05pm

Updated: at 07/07/2021, 23:15pm

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