In case you are planning to host a server with all the open source software, the below mentioned links might be handy. Normally when you buy a server space/web space you are handed over a interface through which you maintain the various activities of the server, like creating databases, installing applications etc. The panel provided normally is cPanel. cPanel is not free but a proprietary product of cPanel Inc.
So, is there any open source software equivalent of cPanel. Yes, there is.
I myself have tried OpenPanel, which provides me a similar set of features as cPanel. You could very well try the others and install the one which meets your requirements.
Shell based access for your servers hosted outside – SurgeAPS.com
Happy reselling 🙂