Server Control Panel KeyHelp®
Free to use for everyone

✓ simple server configuration
✓ particularly reliable control panel software
     for Linux servers
✓ secure server management &
     reliable server operation
✓ guaranteed panel development
✓ for an unlimited number of domains
✓ free white label function

Install KeyHelp® now

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simple server configuration
particularly reliable control panel
software for Linux servers
secure server management &
reliable server operation
guaranteed panel development
for an unlimited number of domains
free white label function

Server Control Panel KeyHelp®
Free to use for everyone

Install KeyHelp® now

Still need more? Get to know KeyHelp® Pro »








Discover a perfect
Server Control Panel

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You already have the best hardware for your Internet projects, but complicated management, unreliable performance and high costs are causing discontent?
With KeyHelp we provide you an amazing server control panel for convenient management of your Linux web server (for Ubuntu and Debian). You will be excited!The Server Hosting Panel clearly impresses with the fact that it can be installed free of charge and equipped with numerous useful functionalities for an unlimited number of domains. At the same time, the Control Panel software also scores with its reliable running performance and its intuitive usability, which enables easy server configuration. An API interface also offers you a wide range of usage and automation options for your IT processes.

Discover a perfect
Server Control Panel

You already have the best hardware for your Internet projects, but complicated management, unreliable performance and high costs are causing discontent?
With KeyHelp we provide you an amazing server control panel for convenient management of your Linux web server (for Ubuntu and Debian). You will be excited!The Server Hosting Panel clearly impresses with the fact that it can be installed free of charge and equipped with numerous useful functionalities for an unlimited number of domains. At the same time, the Control Panel software also scores with its reliable running performance and its intuitive usability, which enables easy server configuration. An API interface also offers you a wide range of usage and automation options for your IT processes.

KeyHelp® –
Control Panel for Users and Server Administrators

KeyHelp® –
Control Panel for Users and Server Administrators

Regardless of whether you are a user of a web hosting plan or an administrator of a server – an easy-to-use management interface with many functions and options is appreciated by everyone equally. The Server Hosting Panel KeyHelp is aimed at administrators, resellers and users.

Who is KeyHelp suitable for?

Developers and IT

Top management

Small to medium business

Webhoster

Website and webshop operators

Server Operators

Business collaboration

Data centers

Why KeyHelp®?

10 reasons to use the free Hosting Control Panel

Free of charge

KeyHelp helps you reduce hosting licensing costs. Businesses and private website owners can run cost-efficient hosting with KeyHelp.

Free of charge

KeyHelp helps you reduce hosting licensing costs. Businesses and private website owners can run cost-efficient hosting with KeyHelp.

Extensive features

Although the Server Control Panel KeyHelp is free of charge, you get access to numerous features and the benefits of the Server Control Panel at any time. Additional professional features can be added with KeyHelp Pro.

Extensive features

Although the Server Control Panel KeyHelp is free of charge, you get access to numerous features and the benefits of the Server Control Panel at any time. Additional professional features can be added with KeyHelp Pro.

Unlimited domain management

You can use the server control software KeyHelp for the administration of an unlimited number of domains. Again, there are no hidden costs or conditions.

Unlimited domain management

You can use the server control software KeyHelp for the administration of an unlimited number of domains. Again, there are no hidden costs or conditions.

Usability

Save time and nerves. The clearly arranged user interface enables intuitive operation, without the need for extensive training. Thus, you set up your server easily and even faster.

Usability

Save time and nerves. The clearly arranged user interface enables intuitive operation, without the need for extensive training. Thus, you set up your server easily and even faster.

Flexible support

Ask your questions directly in the KeyHelp forum. Or get fast and individual answers from the KeyHelp support team via additional support packages. You can also get instructions and useful tips on the server software via the user and administrator manuals and a variety of tutorials.

Flexible support

Ask your questions directly in the KeyHelp forum. Or get fast and individual answers from the KeyHelp support team via additional support packages. You can also get instructions and useful tips on the server software via the user and administrator manuals and a variety of tutorials.

Security and further development

KeyHelp is programmed, developed and maintained exclusively in Germany. Regular updates ensure not only that the server control panel software itself, but also other server services are optimized at the same time. This way, security gaps can be closed as quickly as possible and your server can be kept secure and up-to-date.

Security and further development

KeyHelp is programmed, developed and maintained exclusively in Germany. Regular updates ensure not only that the server control panel software itself, but also other server services are optimized at the same time. This way, security gaps can be closed as quickly as possible and your server can be kept secure and up-to-date.

Strong community

Behind every successful software there is an active community. From the very beginning, the Server Control Panel can proudly count on a reliable and sworn community that supports with questions and actively contributes to the further development of KeyHelp..

Strong community

Behind every successful software there is an active community. From the very beginning, the Server Control Panel can proudly count on a reliable and sworn community that supports with questions and actively contributes to the further development of KeyHelp.

Multilingual

A variety of widely used languages are available for use with KeyHelp server software. These include: English, German, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Turkish, French.

Multilingual

A variety of widely used languages are available for use with KeyHelp server software. These include: English, German, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Turkish, French.

API

The KeyHelp REST API provides you with an interface to let your KeyHelp server interact with other programs for optimal integration into your business processes. You can find a complete documentationhere.

API

The KeyHelp REST API provides you with an interface to let your KeyHelp server interact with other programs for optimal integration into your business processes. You can find a complete documentationhere.

White label

With minimal effort, freely customize the interface of the server hosting panel according to your wishes. Design KeyHelp in your own corporate design and promote a uniform perception of your company among users.

White label

With minimal effort, freely customize the interface of the server hosting panel according to your wishes. Design KeyHelp in your own corporate design and promote a uniform perception of your company among users.

An overview of the KeyHelp® functions

Domain management
With the domain management function you manage as many
domains as you like. Easily add domains, create additional subdomains,
and custom DNS settings can be performed conveniently.
White label
Give the control panel your own branding.
You can customize logos and styles to your
preferences. Developing your own themes
is also possible at any time.
Installer
Get all the services needed to run your server installed
and configured completely automatically. The installer
makes your work easier and saves you time.
Security settings
You can provide optimized security for your server in a variety
of ways with KeyHelp. Various account security measures as
well as directory and privacy setting options protect against
unauthorized access by third parties. In addition, certificate and
backup settings can be made comfortably.

Domain management


With the domain management function you manage as many domains as you like. Easily add domains, create additional subdomains, and custom DNS settings can be performed conveniently.

White label


Give the control panel your own branding. You can customize logos and styles to your preferences. Developing your own themes is also possible at any time.

Security settings


You can provide optimized security for your server in a variety of ways with KeyHelp. Various account security measures as well as directory and privacy setting options protect against unauthorized access by third parties. In addition, certificate and backup settings can be made comfortably.

Installer


Get all the services needed to run your server installed and configured completely automatically. The installer makes your work easier and saves you time.

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Functions for all


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Email management

This function allows you to setup and manage email accounts. Both virus protection and self-learning spam protection ensure the security of your e-mail accounts. Spam folders and recycle bin are cleaned automatically, so there is no need for annoying emptying. Email auto-configuration allows easy configuration of email clients.

Domain management

Manage any number of domains. A wide range of options is available to you: Add subdomains to your domains, make security settings (SSL/TLS certificates, HSTS) and Perl settings, and specify individual DNS settings. You can also assign PHP interpreters and configure web server settings..

User interface

KeyHelp’s user-friendly responsive design provides you with optimal ease of use, whether you are accessing it from a desktop or a mobile device.

 

   

Database administration

Manage your databases and enable remote access when needed.

File management

With the help of the file manager, web content can be managed directly from the browser. The extensive functions include the file editor with syntax highlighting, image viewer, audio player, archive unpacking, creating folders and files, downloading files and directories, etc.

FTP
user management

Add and manage as many users, individual accesses and home directories as you like.

 

   

Planned Tasks/
Cronjob Management

Using the cronjob, you can have commands and scripts executed automatically at specified times.

Online tools

Various online tools like phpMyAdmin and Adminer facilitate the administration of your databases. The webmail client software Roundcube and Rainloop are used for easy and location-independent administration of your mails via the browser.

Statistics

A structured statistics section provides traffic statistics for e.g. HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP and gives you an overview of domain accesses and error logs.

 

   

Multilingualism

Thanks to the international KeyHelp community, KeyHelp can be used in many languages. These include English, Spanish, Russian, Italian and many more.

All round security

Account security

Protect your account from unauthorized access: With the help of 2-factor authentication, a login brute force protection and the restriction of administrative access, you are on the safe side. In addition, you can provide further security by storing an SSH key.

Privacy

In accordance with data protection regulations, IP addresses in web server logs and statistics can be anonymized in a data protection-compliant manner.

Directory protection

Set up individual accesses to protect your directories from unauthorized access.

 

   

SSL/TLS
certificate manageme

Über das KeyHelp Interface fügen Sie Ihre SSL/TLS-Zertifikate bequem hinzu und behalten den Überblick über sämtliche Aktivitäten. Zudem werden Sie rechtzeitig vor dem Ablaufdatum Ihrer Zertifikate benachrichtigt.

Let’s Encrypt

Free Let’s Encrypt certificates for securing domains and server services can also be integrated with KeyHelp and renewed completely autonomously.

Backup

Make all the settings you need around backing up your data with just a few clicks via KeyHelp. Determine how often, whether once or regularly, backups should be performed and where they should be stored (remote server or locally). Both server and client backups can be performed at any time.

     
Functions for administrators

User management

With KeyHelp you can add and manage as many user (customer) and administrator accounts as you like and provide them with individual resources and permissions.

Installation

Save valuable time: the installer allows you to install and configure all the services needed to run your server completely automatically.

Command line
interface

In addition to the user interface, selected KeyHelp functions can also be controlled via a CLI interface.

     

Firewall management

You manage the control of your individual firewall rules via the KeyHelp UI.

Maintenance mode

Scheduled work on your server or KeyHelp UI can be done at your leisure with the included maintenance mode.

Monitoring

The monitoring function lets you keep a close eye on all your server services at all times: From system status display, service/port monitoring and disk utilization analysis to web server monitoring and email queue to process manager as well as the event log are monitored and visualized.

     

Updates

For the current state of your server services and hardening of server service configurations, KeyHelp updates can be applied automatically.

Server service
administration

The management function of server services allows you to start, stop as well as view the status display of your server services.

Server security

In order to keep your server always safe, you have the possibility to set various firewall settings, perform regular updates of your server services and set anti-virus protection.

     

TLS version/
cipher management

Individually, you can decide for yourself which security level you want to set for your server.

User
notification function

If you want to send important information to the users of your server or web space accounts, you can easily send notifications to all existing user accounts.

Extensive
server settings

KeyHelp allows you to make extensive settings around your server. Conveniently set up email servers, make PHP settings, install additional PHP interpreters and change the hostname. Set up the RAM drive and set up web servers and much more in an uncomplicated way.

     

Community forum

A unique community is behind you! If you need help with administrative problems, there are many other KeyHelp fans on the active KeyHelp forum. Enter into direct discourse with like-minded people via the forum and feel free to express your wishes regarding the Server Control Panel at any time.

     
Functions for webhoster

Individual
permissions

Decide for yourself which user should get which rights. Assign completely individual permissions to your users.

Template system

The template system helps you create individual email and account templates as well as define default domain pages..

Automations

You can save work and unnecessary time with numerous automatically running processes: Users can be deleted or blocked on a scheduled basis. Domains can also be deleted at a set time.

 

   

Branding

With the white-label feature, you can customize the server hosting tool according to your design ideas: Put your own logo and customize styles and functions to your own wishes and needs. In addition, the development of completely custom themes is also possible.

     
Functions for developers

PHP Support

Individual PHP settings can be made for each of your created user accounts. Also the PHP interpreter versions can be updated regularly.

REST API

If you would like to have other software components interact with the KeyHelp server hosting panel for your personal purpose, the REST API supplies you the interface to interact with 3rd party software. With the help of the REST API, you can automate various KeyHelp functions so that the Hosting Panel can be optimally integrated into your own business processes.

Code editing

As a developer, you have the ability to edit application code directly from the browser using the KeyHelp server control software. The embedded editor also provides syntax highlighting for numerous programming languages.

 

   

HTTP/2 support

HTTP/2 support reliably provides both improved load times and speed, as well as increased efficiency and security of data transfers.

 

   
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Functions for all


Email management

This function allows you to setup and manage email accounts. Both virus protection and self-learning spam protection ensure the security of your e-mail accounts. Spam folders and recycle bin are cleaned automatically, so there is no need for annoying emptying. Email auto-configuration allows easy configuration of email clients.

Domain management

Manage any number of domains. A wide range of options is available to you: Add subdomains to your domains, make security settings (SSL/TLS certificates, HSTS) and Perl settings, and specify individual DNS settings. You can also assign PHP interpreters and configure web server settings.

User interface

KeyHelp’s user-friendly responsive design provides you with optimal ease of use, whether you are accessing it from a desktop or a mobile device.

Database administration

Manage your databases and enable remote access when needed.

File management

With the help of the file manager, web content can be managed directly from the browser. The extensive functions include the file editor with syntax highlighting, image viewer, audio player, archive unpacking, creating folders and files, downloading files and directories, etc.

FTP
user management

Add and manage as many users, individual accesses and home directories as you like.

Planned Tasks/
Cronjob Management

Using the cronjob, you can have commands and scripts executed automatically at specified times.

Online tools

Various online tools like phpMyAdmin and Adminer facilitate the administration of your databases. The webmail client software Roundcube and Rainloop are used for easy and location-independent administration of your mails via the browser.

Statistics

A structured statistics section provides traffic statistics for e.g. HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP and gives you an overview of domain accesses and error logs.

Multilingualism

Thanks to the international KeyHelp community, KeyHelp can be used in many languages. These include English, Spanish, Russian, Italian and many more.

All round security


Account security

Protect your account from unauthorized access: With the help of 2-factor authentication, a login brute force protection and the restriction of administrative access, you are on the safe side. In addition, you can provide further security by storing an SSH key.

Privacy

In accordance with data protection regulations, IP addresses in web server logs and statistics can be anonymized in a data protection-compliant manner.

Directory protection

Set up individual accesses to protect your directories from unauthorized access.

SSL/TLS
certificate management

The KeyHelp interface lets you effortlessly add your SSL/TLS certificates and keep track of all activities. Moreover, you will be notified in time before the expiration date of your certificates

Let’s Encrypt

Free Let’s Encrypt certificates for securing domains and server services can also be integrated with KeyHelp and renewed completely autonomously.

Backup

Make all the settings you need around backing up your data with just a few clicks via KeyHelp. Determine how often, whether once or regularly, backups should be performed and where they should be stored (remote server or locally). Both server and client backups can be performed at any time.

Functions for administrators

User management

With KeyHelp you can add and manage as many user (customer) and administrator accounts as you like and provide them with individual resources and permissions.

Installation

Save valuable time: the installer allows you to install and configure all the services needed to run your server completely automatically.

Command line
interface

In addition to the user interface, selected KeyHelp functions can also be controlled via a CLI interface.

Firewall management

You manage the control of your individual firewall rules via the KeyHelp UI..

Maintenance mode

Scheduled work on your server or KeyHelp UI can be done at your leisure with the included maintenance mode.

Monitoring

The monitoring function lets you keep a close eye on all your server services at all times: From system status display, service/port monitoring and disk utilization analysis to web server monitoring and email queue to process manager as well as the event log are monitored and visualized.

Aktualisierungen

For the current state of your server services and hardening of server service configurations, KeyHelp updates can be applied automatically.

Server service
administration

The management function of server services allows you to start, stop as well as view the status display of your server services.

Server security

In order to keep your server always safe, you have the possibility to set various firewall settings, perform regular updates of your server services and set anti-virus protection.

TLS version /
cipher management

Individually, you can decide for yourself which security level you want to set for your server

User notification
function

Möchten Sie den Benutzern Ihres Servers oder Webspace-Accounts wichtige Informationen zukommen lassen, können Sie bequem Benachrichtigungen an alle existierenden Benutzeraccounts senden.

Extensive
server settings

KeyHelp allows you to make extensive settings around your server. Conveniently set up email servers, make PHP settings, install additional PHP interpreters and change the hostname. Set up the RAM drive and set up web servers and much more in an uncomplicated way.

Community forum

A unique community is behind you! If you need help with administrative problems, there are many other KeyHelp fans on the active KeyHelp forum. Enter into direct discourse with like-minded people via the forum and feel free to express your wishes regarding the Server Control Panel at any time.

Functions for webhoster

Individual
permissions

Decide for yourself which user should get which rights. Assign completely individual permissions to your users.

Template system

The template system helps you create individual email and account templates as well as define default domain pages.

Automations

You can save work and unnecessary time with numerous automatically running processes: Users can be deleted or blocked on a scheduled basis. Domains can also be deleted at a set time.

Branding

With the white-label feature, you can customize the server hosting tool according to your design ideas: Put your own logo and customize styles and functions to your own wishes and needs. In addition, the development of completely custom themes is also possible.

Functions for developers

PHP support

Individual PHP settings can be made for each of your created user accounts. Also the PHP interpreter versions can be updated regularly.

REST API

If you would like to have other software components interact with the KeyHelp server hosting panel for your personal purpose, the REST API supplies you the interface to interact with 3rd party software. With the help of the REST API, you can automate various KeyHelp functions so that the Hosting Panel can be optimally integrated into your own business processes.

Code editing

As a developer, you have the ability to edit application code directly from the browser using the KeyHelp server control software. The embedded editor also provides syntax highlighting for numerous programming languages.

HTTP/2 support

HTTP/2 support reliably provides both improved load times and speed, as well as increased efficiency and security of data transfers.

You would like to have one or another additional function? You will find it with KeyHelp Pro

Basic conditions

  • distribution without licensing: use KeyHelp free of charge
  • easy installation
  • no domain restrictions: Manage unlimited domains with KeyHelp
  • free white label function: can be used as white label web distribution for resellers, among others
  • available in many common languages
  • available for Ubuntu and Debian
  • Support is available via our forum, manuals and optionally bookable support packages

Install KeyHelp® now!

Please note the following installation requirements:

  • Operating system: Ubuntu LTS or Debian  
  • Memory: At least 1 GB RAM
  • Architecture: 64-bit operating system
  • The installation must be performed on a clean system (minimal image), free of installed / configured software.
    All required services are installed and configured by KeyHelp.
  • The installation must be done as root user.

To install KeyHelp log on to your server and execute the following command:

wget https://install.keyhelp.de/get_keyhelp.php -O install_keyhelp.sh ; bash install_keyhelp.sh ;

View more installation instructions
If you get the message “ERROR: The certificate of ‘install.keyhelp.de’ is not trusted.“, you have to add “–no-check-certificate” as a wget parameter. Or install the “ca-certificates” package with the command “apt-get install ca-certificates”.

After executing the command, KeyHelp will guide you through the installation. Afterwards you can immediately use your new server management tool without any restrictions.

Do you need help with the installation? Our KeyHelp Community will help you.y.

We do not offer an uninstaller. If you want to remove our software, you have to reset the server manually.

Who is behind KeyHelp®?

The KeyHelp server hosting panel is developed by the Thuringian hosting provider Keyweb and made available to the public free of charge.

As a data center operator and hosting provider, with almost 25 years of experience, we know exactly that excellent hardware with high-quality workmanship also requires reliable operating systems and the best possible server administration. Only with coordinated software and professional configuration of all system functions can the full potential of servers be exploited.

Already with the delivery of our first servers, customers asked for a reliable and not unnecessarily bloated administration software, which is a comprehensible as well as free alternative to Plesk, Confixx or cPanel. This was the birth of KeyHelp.

After the optimized relaunch in 2014, the server control panel could initially only be used exclusively by Keyweb customers. Today, KeyHelp runs on thousands of servers and is available to everyone. As a true alternative to commercially available server control panel software, we would like to further develop it together with you as a community. And we want to do it the way our customers have always wanted it: free of charge, reliable, understandable, for an unlimited number of domains and easy to use even without instructions or training.

Since 2020, at the request of our KeyHelp users, we have offered additional professional features for more specific server management options with KeyHelp Pro.

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Virtual Server

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Dedicated Server

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News

Forum

In the KeyHelp Forum you can engage in a lively exchange with other KeyHelp administrators, resellers and users. Our dedicated KeyHelp community answers questions, gives tips, discusses and helps to keep the Server Control Panel up to date. See for yourself!

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