Easy to use self-hosting of websites and email on Linux servers.
Easy to understand
Full Email support
Works with you
Secure by Design
Sympl is a collection of open-source scripts and templates which allow you to automatically and efficiently configure your website and email on a server running the industry-standard Debian Linux.
Configured by creating files in directories via SSH or SFTP, it uses template-based configurations following best-practices and decades of system administration experience to make configuring and maintaining full Web Hosting 'LAMP' and Email stacks trivial.
Forked from Symbiosis by a System Administrator who supported it across hundreds of servers for multiple years, it maintains the easy to understand configuration methods of its parent but adds features and functionality you'd expect from modern hosting packages, with a focus on security and maintainability.
Sympl benefits from the security updates from the Debian Security team, and automatically applies security updates daily, with Long Term Support from Debian for 5 years or more, and if it comes to it, it's easy to migrate your website and email to a new server.
Finally, Sympl is under continuous development, and has an active, supportive, community, and even updates itself automatically, providing new functionally as time goes on.
It's available now for Debian Stretch, Buster and Bullseye at no cost, and will run happily on Dedicated or Virtual servers, and even the Raspberry Pi.
Web hosting on the industry-standard Apache, with a stable version of PHP with full security updates and optional log analysis.
MariaDB database server, fully compatible with (and from the developers of) MySQL, along with phpMyAdmin for administration.
PHP support from the Debian project, who maintain a stable version and back-port any security fixes, meaning you don't need to keep updating.
Free HTTPS certificates from Let’s Encrypt, automatically retrieved and applied so you don’t need to do anything.
Email via the popular Exim and Dovecot, with secure Email by default, spam filtering and anti-virus, as well as webmail and mail filtering rules.
Easy to use support for cryptographically signing email using DKIM to significantly improve your email deliverability.
Full support for per-site FTP access, easy to use optional file quotas and other features, all through Pure-FTPd.
An easy to use firewall, ensuring your system is safe by default.
Continuous local monitoring of the server, which automatically self-repairs any problems it detects, keeping things running.
Sympl automatically updates itself as security improvements are released.
- 2022-07-26 - sympl-firewall IPv6 blacklisting update
- 2022-07-11 - sympl-firewall critical update
- Sympl 9 - End of Life 2022-06-30
- 2022-05-10 - Update Rollup
- 2021-10-03 - sympl-core fix for Let's Encrypt changes
- Sympl 11 for Debian Bullseye is available now!
- Official IRC channel - #Sympl on Libera
- 2021-04-09 - Update to 'antispam' configuration