History of Sentora Panel (formerly zPanel)

The Sentora project was officially born on the 27th June 2014 when the previous members of the ZPanel project decided that following the recent acquisition of the project by Hostwinds LLC. contact with the new organisation was extremely limited and progress with the ZPanel project had almost seized; realising that something needed to be done in order to secure the future development and maintainability for its current user-base.

As per the GPL v3 license allows, we decided that we would fork the existing project and make various radical changes (such as remove Windows support) and clean up a lot of the core code in an attempt to optimise and build new, improved foundations for the new project.

Sentora aims to be a compatible release (minus the support for Windows Servers) in terms of modules until such a time that we develop and release a new major version (not utilising the original ZPanel code).


Sentora is designed primarily to install and work with the following software packages out of the box:

Third-party modules or Community created modules, have the ability to substitute the core packages as well as add further functionality.

What is Sentora?

Sentora is a free to download and use web hosting control panel developed for Linux, UNIX and BSD based servers or computers. The Sentora software can turn a domestic or commercial server into a fully fledged, easy to use and manage web hosting server.

Our team work and provide the software as a ‘hobby’ project, we are not commercially backed nor do we do this for financial reward, we give up our spare time to develop, support and maintain the software.

Sentora is written in PHP and utilises various other GNU/open-source software packages such as Apache HTTPd, PHP, Dovecot, Postfix, ProFTPd and MariaDB to name a few.