In this tutorial, we'll be installing PufferPanel on our Vultr VPS. PufferPanel is an open source, free-to-use control panel to manage your Minecraft servers.
This tutorial will cover installing the PufferPanel, and Scales (the daemon).
There are no prerequisites apart from having a CentOS 7 installation.
Step one - adding the required repositories:
rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
Now that we have the required repositories, we can install the stack:
yum install nginx mariadb-server mariadb php56w-fpm php56w-common php56w-cli php56w-mcrypt php56w- pdo php56w-mysqlnd
Step two - make the stack auto-start on boot:
systemctl enable nginx systemctl enable mariadb systemctl enable php-fpm
Step three - start the services:
systemctl start nginx systemctl start mariadb systemctl start php-fpm
Step four - configure MySQL (you'll be prompted to set a password):
Step five - download PufferPanel:
mkdir -p /srv && cd /srv wget -O pufferpanel.tar.gz https://git.io/vaOuN
Now, let's extract the tarball:
tar -xvf pufferpanel.tar.gz cd pufferpanel ./pufferpanel install
During the installation, you'll be prompted to enter your MySQL credentials (use the credentials from step four).
Once you install PufferPanel, head to the "Add new node" section.
It should look like this:
Enter your current server credentials and IP address.
Once you submit, Scales will automatically install on the server.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PufferPanel and Scales. You can now add a server, and connect to it using the panel.