Formerly known as Lxadmin, Kloxo is a control panel that usually accompanies CentOS Linux-based VPS hosting packages. Offering a comprehensive web-based interface, the software enables various administrative tasks including database administration, domain and sub-domain management, email and file management, resource distribution and more. While more robust VPS control panels like HyperVM are mainly used for general management tasks such as maintaining server resources and power control, Klox is designed for everyday administration, making it a tool you will certainly want to become familiar with. However, because the two applications are so tightly integrated, all of Kloxo’s functions be accessed directly from the HyperVM control panel.
Kloxo built a reputation as a control panel that consumes very few system resources. Lxlabs, its developers, claim that it is the lightest application on the global control panel market as the software only requires 15 MB of memory to run. Since the program only requires minimal resources, hosting customers can get unrivaled speed and performance out of their VPS solution. Aside from being extremely lightweight and highly functional, Kloxo also offers a 5-tier security model and many advanced, yet user-friendly features.
Kloxo Key Features
The main features of the Kloxo control panel can be broken down into five categories: General Account Management, Server Tools, Email Management, Security and System Services.
General Account Management
Domain and Sub-domain Control
DNS Template Management
Web-based File Manager
SSL Certificate Installation and Management
Resource Plan Management
Data Backup and Restoration
SSH (Secure Shell Host) Access
Device Driver Configuration
Reboot and Power-off Control
MySQL and Postgre SQL database administration
Ability to Add and Delete Dedicated IP Addresses
FTP Session Management
PHP, modPHP and suPHP Configuration
Web Server and DNS Applications
Ability to Create and Delete Email Accounts
Web-based Mail Interface
Email Queue Access
Multiple Spam Filtering Applications
Ability to block and delete local hosts
Watchdog application to FTP, mail and web servers
Brute Force Attack Monitoring Provided by LxGuard
Server Process Status Menu
Server Service Status Menu
Server Components Status Menu
HTTP, Mail and MySQL Logs
Cron job and Task Scheduler
One of the most popular features of Kloxo is a built-in model known as InstallApp. This utility is quite similar to the Fantastico application that comes bundled with cPanel. The major difference is that InstallApp offer more than 130 add-on programs. Some of the software on the menu include blogs, forums, ports, customer relations applications and much more. InstallApp allows these programs to be created with ease as it automatically creates a database and configuration for the chosen application.
Hosting with Kluxo
You can enjoy Kloxo and all it has to offer with virtually any VPS hosting provider utilizing the HyperVM control panel. Virtualization has its complexities but Kloxo should be easy to use for anyone that is familiar with cPanel. Most VPS administrators appreciate the panel’s many Linux friendly features while end-users find comfort in its user-friendly design.