Enable VestaCP File Manager Free for Lifetime

Free VestaCP File Manager for Lifetime: VestaCP is a well-designed file manager. Its graphical interface is modern. A lot of functions are included in it. You can make, delete or rename a folder, upload copy, move or edit any file through your browser. It is inspired by Midnight Commander Development Center.

VestaCP does not come with a free file manager. It is a paid service. To make it permanent on your server you have to buy through the official website of VestaCP.

Price of VestaCP file manager:

For one month3 USD
For lifetime activation50 USD

How to enable VestaCP file manager permanent?

Well, this is an easy process. Follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Open your favorite SSH client manager. I personally prefer PuTTy.

Step 2: Connet your server using your login credentials.

ssh user@yourserver.com

Step 3: Edit the vesta.conf located at /usr/local/vesta/conf/

nano /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf

Step 4: Now add the following code at the end of the vesta.conf file. See the screenshot.

Step 5: Save the file by pressing Ctrl+x > y > Enter.

Now login to your VestaCP admin control panel. Just login and you will see a new option for file manager.

Note that this will be removed as soon as the cron job for the Vesta update is done. It will be removed within 24 hours. So there are two ways to make it permanent, either buying an original license key or set a cron job for the server

Step 6: Now make this file manager for the lifetime. Run the command.

crontab -e

The output of this command is –

no crontab for root - using an empty one
Select an editor.  To change later, run 'select-editor'.
Choose 1-5 [1]: 1
1. /bin/nano        <---- easiest
2. /usr/bin/vim.basic
3. /usr/bin/mcedit
4. /usr/bin/vim.tiny
5. /bin/ed

Step 7: Type 1 and hit enter key. A new file will be open where all the cron tasks should be in a single line.

Step 8: Just copy the following code past at the button of the file. Save it.

0 */1 * * * /usr/bin/sed -i "/FILEMANAGER_KEY=''/d" /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf >> /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf && sudo /usr/bin/grep -q -F "FILEMANAGER_KEY='ILOVEREO'" /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf || /usr/bin/echo "FILEMANAGER_KEY='ILOVEREO'" >> /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf

Now logout and login your web control panel. Now the file manager is permanently active.


This is not a legal way to active the VestaCP file manager permanently. Therefore, I request you to buy a genuine license from the developer. Also, the key “ILOVEREO” may not be available in a future version of VestaCP.

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