Stable release
2.1.8[1] / March 29, 2024; 3 months ago (2024-03-29)
Written inPHP
Operating systemLinux / Unix
TypeWeb hosting control panel
LicenseGPL-2.0 license Edit this on Wikidata

Froxlor is a free and open-source web hosting control panel[2][3][4] which originated from the SysCP project.[5] It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.0.[6]


On February 1, 2010, the Froxlor 0.9 was released, and it was a fork of the SysCP project. It introduced multiple bug fixes and was seen as an intermediate step between SysCP and the Froxlor 1.0 release.[5]

In 2015, it was revealed that versions prior to contained a database security vulnerability which was fixed in the next version.[7] This vulnerability allowed attackers to remotely read database passwords from the publicly accessed folder /logs/sql-error.log. MySQL errors, which were logged in this folder, contained database logins and passwords, although the passwords were visible only up to 15 characters.[8]

On April 10, 2019, version 0.10.0 was released. The main change was the introduction of the API backend.[9]

On January 8, 2023, version 2.0 was released. The UI was redesigned to be more customizable. The installation process was made easier and allowed the SSL activation directly within the installation process. Also, this update introduced the command line tool.[10]

On December 8, 2023, version 2.1 was released. New features include the ability to duplicate domains (use settings from the existing domain for the new domain), deactivate single domains and ftp-accounts, and generate one-time login-links for customers via CLI or API.[11]


Froxlor has the following features:[6][12]

See also


  1. ^ "Froxlor bugfix release 2.1.8". GitHub. Retrieved 2024-04-20.
  2. ^ Wallen, Jack (2010-08-10). "Review: Froxlor Server Management Panel". TechRepublic. Archived from the original on 2014-06-11.
  3. ^ Blechynden, Daniel (2021-06-03). "Best cPanel alternatives: DirectAdmin, Plesk, SPanel, Webmin and more". TechRadar. Retrieved 2022-07-05.
  4. ^ Giegler, Christian (2021-02-11). "Plesk, cPanel und Co. im Vergleich: Die besten Webhosting Tools". Computerwoche (in German). Retrieved 2022-07-05.
  5. ^ a b "Release: Froxlor 0.9". Froxlor Forum. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  6. ^ "Important bugfix release". Froxlor Forum. 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  7. ^ Schirrmacher, Dennis (2015-07-30). "Admin-Oberfläche Froxlor verrät Datenbank-Passwörter". Heise Online (in German). Retrieved 2022-07-05.
  8. ^ "Release candidate 0.10.0 - It's Froxlor, but with API :)". Froxlor Forum. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  9. ^ "Maintenance Release froxlor 2.0.24 - New UI/UX, quick and easy webinstaller, command line tool & more". Froxlor Forum. 2023-01-08. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  10. ^ "froxlor 2.1 - Security and domains enhancements, One-Time-Login-Link and nightlies". Froxlor Forum. 2023-12-08. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  11. ^ "Features - Froxlor". Retrieved 2024-01-10.