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

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages:

vi /etc/apk/repositories

Uncomment the following:

Update the packagelist:

apk update

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php7-common php7-session php7-iconv php7-json php7-gd php7-curl php7-xml php7-mysqli php7-imap php7-cgi fcgi php7-pdo php7-pdo_mysql php7-soap php7-xmlrpc php7-posix php7-mcrypt php7-gettext php7-ldap php7-ctype php7-dom php7-simplexml

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Start lighttpd service and add to needed 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
/etc/init.d/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