From Alpine Linux

OpenVCP is a Open-Source VServer Control Panel published under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL). OpenVCP is developed for use with Linux in combination with Linux-Vserver ( ). It provides a web-based interface to manage a whole farm of VServer hosts, build guests, control the guests, account traffic and much more.

Install openvcp daemon

apk add util-vserver util-vserver-dev php-tls sqlite sqlite-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libpcap libpcap-dev rsync libtool alpine-sdk


cd /tmp/ wget

Unpack and delete tar file

tar zxvf openvcpd-0.5rc3.tar.gz

cd openvcpd-0.5rc3/

Configure Compile & install the daemon

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc make make install

Create directories

mkdir -p /vservers/backups mkdir -p /vservers/userbackups mkdir -p /vservers/images

Edit the config file

Change "IP" to your own ip and "Ifaces" to the interface you want to measure traffic on

nano /etc/openvcpd.conf

Copy some images to your image directory usually "/vservers/images" (e.g.: ( These Images are just folders that contain a Linux system )

Start the daemon


Install openvcp web access with Lighttpd

Basic Installation

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages and update the package index

Install the required packages:

# apk add lighttpd php82 fcgi php82-cgi

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf (/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf) and uncomment the line:

Contents of /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

... include "mod_fastcgi.conf" ...

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf (/etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf), find and change /usr/bin/php-cgi to /usr/bin/php-cgi82.

Contents of /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

... "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi82" # php-cgi ...

Start lighttpd service and add it to default runlevel

# rc-service lighttpd start # rc-update add lighttpd default

Install extra packages

apk add mysql mysql-client php-mysql php-mysqli php-gettext php-sockets

Configuring MySql

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
rc-service mysql start && rc-update add mysql default
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'password'

Create the openvcp database

Note: you can import the database from command line or from the openvcp web page later.

mysql -u root -p
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON openvcp.* TO "root";

Installing openvcp web access

Make webapps folder

mkdir /usr/share/webapps/ -p


cd /usr/share/webapps/

Unpack and delete tar file

tar zxvf openvcp-web-0.5rc3.tar.gz
rm openvcp-web-0.5rc3.tar.gz

Change Folder Persmissions

chmod -R 777 /usr/share/webapps/openvcp/core/cache

Make symlinks to openvcp

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/openvcp/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/openvcp

Configuring openvcp web access

Browse to: http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/openvcp/ and Install openvcp completing the information as appropriate from the web browser.

Openvcp Installation steps:

Welcome to the setup of OpenVCP


  • host: localhost
  • dn: openvcp
  • user: root
  • Password: password
  • prefix: openvcp_


  • location: /openvcp

relative to webroot

  • default locale: en_US
  • admin email:

After set all click on "setup" to finish the installation.

Congratulations, you installed openvcp!

You have openvcp web access system working, to access go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/openvcp/ user: Admin password: test