Thursday , May 14 2020

How to Install Website Panel 2.1 Windows Server 2012

Get the Website Panel Setup from the below link – Note : you will need to sign up

Website Panel is a Multi-Tenant, Enterprise Hosting Automation Tool

A good thing about it is  – It is Open Source

Install the Prerequisites before you can install .

Required Window Features & SQL Database

How to Install Website Panel 2.1 Prerequisites in Window Server 2012

How to Install SQL 2012 Express on Windows Server 2012

Once Windows Features and SQL Database is ready Run the Website Panel Installer



Once the website Panel is Installer is installed – Start – Click on Website Panel Installer


Now will quickly explain the Website Panel Architecture

Website Panel Portal – Its the Hosting Portal which will be hosted in IIS to Publish to internet

Website Panel Enterprise Server – Its the server which contains the SQL database which have all the information

Website Panel Server – Its the agent like we install to manage the servers from the Website Panel Portal

Please Install the Components one by one , So that you can have less confusion and less problems

In my case am going to install –

Website Panel Portal + Website Panel Enterprise Server  = In a Dedicated Server

Website Panel Server in my Exchange 2013 Server

Installing Website Panel Portal –

Choose Install


Choose Next


Choose next


Choose Installation Location


Choose the local IP and Host Name can be entered even after installing .

So Its absolutely your wish



Create Active Directory Account

Enter the domain name


As the Enterprise server is going to be the same server

leave as it is


Choose Next and Complete the Setup of Website Panel Portal.

Installing Website Panel Enterprise Server :

Choose install


Choose Next


Choose Installation Location


Choose the loopback address as its going to be the same server


Choose Create Active Directory Account


Choose Local host\Sqlexpress

Choose the database

As the sql Server is installed on the same Server,


Choose Password –


Installing Website Panel Server :  ( Am installing this on my Exchange Client Access Server )


Choose installation location


Choose the local IP of the Exchange server


Choose the Active Directory Account


Enter Credentials – Choose Next


Now Make Sure “WPServer” account is a member of


Domain Admins

Organization Management



Also Make sure – WPServer account is a member of local administrators groups

Start – Run – Lusrmgr.msc


Now Open Exchange management Shell

Enable “Windows Authentication” For PowerShell virtual directory

So that Website Panel Server will start service remote requests from Website panel Enterprise Server

Get-PowerShellVirtualDirectory | Set-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -WindowsAuthentication $True



Website Panel Portal + Website Panel Enterprise Server  = In a Dedicated Server is Successful

Website Panel Server in my Exchange 2013 Server = Installation is successful


About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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  1. Good documentation, but after all steps i cannot connect to web Panel Portal. Where i get Support?


  2. I want to setup websitepanel with run php and asp. how to setup? help me?

  3. Hey man,
    first of all a big thx for your tutorial! This is BIG help!!
    Sadly I feel like some configuration in IIS is missing here.
    I cannot access the WP Portal from within the dedicated WP server.
    Do I have to add site-bindings in IIS or something?


  4. we are install WebsitePannel but not login pls. help

  5. excellent tutorial, but I my main need to install website panel to link it to WHMCS to allow auto provisioning of VPS on Hyper-V and suspension etc…, and websitepanel is supported by WHMCS and got its own module, so may I ask is it a MUST to host my website (ie. the marketing portal WHMCS) on the same windows server am going to install websitepanel on ? Or is it possible to leave my website (WHMCS) hosted somewhere else and install websitepanel on the windows server I would like to manage ?…

    • Satheshwaran Manoharan

      You can leave both separate. It should should work. Website panel is URL based(Web service) . Plan it accordingly.

  6. Hello,

    I see that this is older post but I will try anyway. Do you maybe have installation files? I have asked MSPcontrol but they posted version the last time I was able to download form websitepanel site I got

    Thank you and kind regards,

  7. Hi…and tnx my comrade! my project done but what is default username and password of website panel?! i dont know how sign in…

    thank u

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