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Installing cPanel on a Virtual Private Server (VPS)

Before proceeding

Before installing cPanel, please make sure you have completed the following:

  • You’re installing cPanel on a freshly provisioned VPS that has no other software installed on it.
  • Your VPS meets the basic system requirements for cPanel.
  • You have updated all of the software on your VPS, using the following shell command: yum update -y

Installing cPanel

Now that you have logged into the server using SSH, you’re now ready to install cPanel/WHM. Please follow these steps to install cPanel:

  1. Log in to your server with SSH.
  2. Install CentOS base and Perl by entering the following commands: yum groupinstall base perl
  3. You will then fetch the cPanel installer script and run it by entering the following command: cd /home && curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest && sh latest
  4. Once it has completed, and the installation process will take perhaps 45 minutes to complete, please reboot your VPS. You can reboot by running the command: reboot

Once cPanel has been installed you may log in at https://<VPS IP Address>:2087 – your username will be root and the password you can retrieve from your activation email.

Please note: We recommend that you never log in with http://yourVPSipaddress:2086 or /whm as this is insecure.

Now that cPanel/WHM is installed, you may move onto step three of our getting started series which is ‘Securing and configuring your Self Managed VPS‘.

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