How to Install cPanel/WHM on CentOS

Installation of cPanel/WHM

Before installing cPanel you must have Perl installed on your server as cPanel is written in Perl. To install Perl on your system, login as root user and run the following command.

    yum -y install perl

Now you will need to set the hostname for your server. A hostname is a FQDN or Fully Qualified Domain Name which will be used to identify your server. For example consider vps.mydomain.com - this is a FQDN which you can use as your hostname. To change your hostname run the following command

    hostname vps.mydomain.com

You can replace vps.mydomain.com with your hostname. You must own the domain of which your are setting up the hostname.

Next, you will need to change your current directory to /home directory, run the following command to do this.

    cd /home

Download the installation script from cPanel website by executing the following command -

    curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest

Now run the installation script by executing the following command -

    sh latest

This will start your cPanel installation, you can now sit back and relax as the installation takes around half hour to complete. Once the installation script is finished you will see the following output:

    2016-06-11 08:42:33  222 ( INFO): cPanel install finished in 21 minutes and 23 seconds!
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): Congratulations! Your installation of cPanel & WHM 11.56 is now complete. The next step is to configure your server.
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): Before you configure your server, ensure that your firewall allows access on port 2087.
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): On RHEL, CentOS, and CloudLinux systems, execute /scripts/configure_firewall_for_cpanel to accomplish this.
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): After ensuring that your firewall allows access on port 2087, you can configure your server.
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): 1. Open your preferred browser
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): 2. Type https://198.50.190.11:2087 in the address bar
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): 3. Enter the word root in the Username text box
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): 4. Enter your root password in the Password text box
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): 5. Click the Login button
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): Visit https://go.cpanel.net/whminit for more information about first-time configuration of your server.
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): Visit http://support.cpanel.net or https://go.cpanel.net/whmfaq for additional support
    2016-06-11 08:42:33  938 ( INFO): Thank you for installing cPanel & WHM 11.56!

You can now open your browser and go to https://your-server-ip:2087 to access WHM. Login with username root and your root account's password. Make sure that you use https to access WHM in browser. For example if your IP is 192.168.0.85 then you will have to go to https://192.168.0.85:2087

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