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the control panel for
your server hosting

  • free for everyone to use & licence free
  • intuitive operation for a quick start &
    easy server configuration
  • secure administration of domains,
    email mailboxes, FTP users and MySQL databases
  • free white label function for your own branding
  • free for everyone to use & licence free
  • intuitive operation for a quick start & easy server configuration
  • secure administration of domains, email mailboxes, FTP users and MySQL databases
  • free white label function for your own branding

The reliable control panel software
for Linux servers

You already have the best hardware for your Internet projects, but complicated administration, unreliable performance and high costs are causing frustration?

The hosting control panel KeyHelp makes managing your web server (for Ubuntu and Debian) absolutely simple. You will be amazed!

We offer you an easy-to-use server control panel with a versatile range of functions, which is available free of charge in the basic version.

Thanks to the REST API, the KeyHelp hosting control panel can be connected with other programmes and therefore optimally integrated into business processes.

You manage an unlimited number of domains without deep technical knowledge or tedious training.

As a Keyweb customer you receive all hosting products including the professional version KeyHelp Pro with additional features for higher demands.

Who is the hosting control panel KeyHelp®suitable for?

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.

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Developers and IT

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Small to Medium Businesses

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Website and Webshop Operators

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Business Collaboration

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Server Operators

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Top Management

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Data Centers

Why KeyHelp®? 10 reasons for 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.

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.


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.

Versatile & flexible support

Those who have discovered KeyHelp for themselves will find simple and quick help in many tutorials and the manuals for users and administrators. In addition, Keyweb support and a strong community in the KeyHelp forum can be accessed at any time.

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.


A variety of widely used languages are available for use with the KeyHelp server software. These include more than 15 languages, including English, German, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, French and many more.


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 documentation here.

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 adapt logos and styles to your wishes. You can also develop your own themes 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.


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

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 languages
  • available for Ubuntu and Debian
  • support is available via our forum, manuals, tutorials and optionally for a fee via the Keyweb support

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 performed as root user.

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

wget -O ; bash ;

If you get the message “ERROR: The certificate of ‘’ 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.

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

friendly KeyHelp developer

We will be happy to advise you on KeyHelp® and KeyHelp® Pro!

If you need support with your decision or have any further questions about KeyHelp, we will be very happy to help you.


+49 361/6 58 53-55
Monday to Friday
8 am to 5 pm


Contact now by email:


Start a chat now, simply click on the button at the bottom right.

The server administration tool KeyHelp® loved & awarded

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KeyHelp – loved and awarded!

Not only long-time Keyweb customers are convinced by KeyHelp. The hosting control panel has won thousands of fans after only a short time and is enjoying ever greater popularity among server users. Multiple awards prove this right.

Our best tool for administrators has received several official awards as an outstanding and innovative IT solution, which is especially valuable and beneficial for medium-sized companies.

Within the context of the "INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2018" proclaimed by the "Initiative Mittelstand", our server control panel KeyHelp won as "State Winner Thuringia".

Enjoy more advantages with KeyHelp® Pro

As a Keyweb customer, you benefit from the extended KeyHelp Edition KeyHelp Pro. In addition to the general functions of KeyHelp, you receive even more advantages:

  • licence fees of 9 €/ month* for KeyHelp Pro do not apply
  • one-click installer – for quick installation of CMS, shop systems & more
  • spam filter – for an advertising-free and relaxed working environment
  • SSH chroot environment – for secure access regulations
  • dark mode – for a special working atmosphere

Who is the professional hosting control panel KeyHelp® suitable for?

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IT Administrators

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Web Hosting Reseller

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Digital Agencies

Not a Keyweb customer? –
Get KeyHelp® Pro anyway!

Even if you are not a hosting customer of Keyweb AG, you always have the possibility to purchase a licence of the control panel KeyHelp Pro for your Linux server and thus enjoy all the advantages of the professional version.

Price: 9,- € / month1

More information about the KeyHelp Pro licence is available here:

Particularly reliable server management with the server control panel KeyHelp & open source

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

As a data center operator and hosting provider with over 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 realised.

We rely on Linux-based operating systems for our servers out of conviction. Open source operating systems offer increased security compared to other operating systems, are powerful in the long term, fast, sustainable and resource-saving. And above all, there are no licence fees!

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

After the optimised new edition 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 real alternative to standard 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 functions for more specific server management options with KeyHelp Pro.

Keyweb products that already include KeyHelp Pro®

If desired, the KeyHelp Pro hosting control panel is already pre-installed on all Linux servers at Keyweb. Have you chosen a web hosting tariff? Then the professional version of KeyHelp is also available to you.

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Web hosting tariff with control panel KeyHelp® Pro

Minimal price and great support for hosting your website!

from 3,90 € / month1

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Server with control panel KeyHelp® Pro

Whether powerful virtual servers or dedicated servers for special performance – we will be happy to advise you on your choice!

from 12,90 € / month1

Our tip: Free data migration

As a new Keyweb customer, you benefit from the free data migration service. On request, the Keyweb support team will migrate your data and systems from another provider to Keyweb free of charge! Simply select it during the ordering process.


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!

1The gross prices stated apply to consumers and include 19% VAT for Germany, other EU countries may differ. Charges are payable in advance for the respective billing period.