An open source, AJAX implementation of the VirtualBox user interface written in PHP. As a modern web interface, it allows you to access and control remote VirtualBoxinstances. Much of its verbage and some of its code is based on the (inactive) vboxweb project. phpVirtualBox was created for people (like me) who prefer not to have to log in to their headless VirtualBox host to administer their virtual machines.

“I develop and support phpVirtualBox in my spare time – free of charge. I do not receive payments from VirtualBox (Oracle) nor am I affiliated with them in any way. If you find this program useful, I ask that you please donate here.” – the written said.


  • Start / Stop VMs
    • Pause
    • Save State
    • Discard State
    • Power Off
    • ACPI Shutdown
  • Snapshots
    • Take Snapshot
    • Delete Snapshot
    • Restore Snapshot
  • View VM Log files
  • Configure VMs
    • Excludes some display options that do not affect a headless environment
  • Media
    • Add media
    • Full featured virtual media manager
    • Create hard disk wizard
    • Mount read-only media (DVD/CD and Floppy images) while VM is running
  • Create virtual machine wizard
  • Global networking configuration
    • Add / remove / configure host-only interfaces
    • Configure DHCP settings for host-only interfaces
  • Import / Export Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Console access
    • Allows specification of username / password and screen resolution
    • Can be “detached” to open the VM’s console in a minimal, new browser window
  • Multi-language support (requires VirtualBox >= 3.2.8)

System Requirements

  1. A web server with PHP >= 5.1.0
  2. A working VirtualBox installation >= 3.2.x
  3. One of the following web browsers:
    • Firefox >= 3.6.0
    • Internet Explorer >= 8
    • Opera >= 10.0
    • Safari >= 4.0
    • Chrome >= 5.0
    • Other web browsers may work, but are simply untested.

Please see the Installation wiki page for instructions on obtaining and installing phpVirtualBox.

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