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AlternC: Web and Email Hosting Software Suite

AlternC is a software helping system administrators to handle Web and Email services management. It should be easy to install, based only on free software.

This software consist of an automatic install and configuration system, a web control panel to manage hosted users and their web services such as domains, email accounts, ftp accounts, web statistics...

Technically, AlternC is based on Debian GNU/Linux distribution and it depends on other software such as Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Mailman (...). It also contains an API documentation so that users can easily customize their web desktop.

This project native language is French, and the code is commented in English. The packages are available at least in French and English, German and Spanish interfaces are usually available too.


To install AlternC, please follow our install documentation

Pour installer AlternC, merci de suivre la documentation d'installation

Developper information

  • This software is built around a Debian package for Stretch whose packaging instructions are located in debian/ folder (this package can be installed on Jessie safely too)

  • To build the packages, clone this repository in a Debian machine and use debuild or dpkg-buildpackage from source code root.

  • The web control panel pages written in PHP are located in bureau/admin and the associated PHP classes doing the stuff are in bureau/class.

Nightly build

We have 1 nightly build repositories:

and 3 nightly from former Debian releases (now unmaintained)

To use one of them, create a file named /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alternc-nightly-stable-3.5.list (for debian Jessie or Stretch) as follow :

 deb latest/

The repository and the packages are signed by the pgp key of AlternC nightly build user :

wget -O - | apt-key add - 


AlternC is distributed under the GPL v2 or later license. See COPYING.

AlternC's translations (po files) are distributed under the Creative Commons CC0 license. Don't participate to the translation if you don't agree to publish your translations under that license.

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