Install cPanel on localhost?

Dr. McKay

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Is it possible to install cPanel on localhost to test somethings out? I've just thought about this idea but not sure it can be done or not.
 

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cPanel requires a public facing IP address to be installed. You can use the 15 day trial however. https://cpanel.com/trial/
 

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This means we can not install cPanel on a localhost?
 

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As far as I am aware you cannot. You should have a public facing IP address configured on the system, which the cPanel will relay to check and validate your license. Please check https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Installation+Guide+-+System+Requirements for more details about the requirements to function cPanel. As suggested above, you can get free 15 days trial once installed [ you should make sure that your server IP address isn't used for trial before ]. So get a cheap VPS , install cPanel on it and do your testing; that my be the best option for you. Good Luck!
 

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If you have a static IP and access to change the RDNS for your IP then no problem.
 

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Agreed and even you can install it on a localhost then I think it will have more problems happen because cPanel is designed to install on a hosting, not a localhost.
 

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As cPanel/WHM software is designed for commercial web hosting companies, there are currently no personal use licenses available for the software so there still no any option for localhost installation
 

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I'd like to answer As cPanel/WHM software is designed for commercial web hosting companies, there are currently no personal use licenses available for the software.

However, if you are looking to gain experience with cPanel/WHM, one great way to do this is to acquire a hosting or reseller account with a web hosting provider that uses our software and set up a website or two.

Many hosting providers post offers to these forums. Additionally, you can find companies that offer reseller hosing by doing an internet search for cPanel Reseller Hosting.

HTH!
 

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As far as I am aware you cannot. You should have a public-facing IP address configured on the system, which the cPanel will relay to check and validate your license. Please check the Installation Guide - System Requirements
for more details about the requirements to function cPanel. As suggested above, you can get free 15 days trial once installed [ you should make sure that your server IP address isn't used for trial before ]. So get a cheap VPS, install cPanel on it and do your testing; that may be the best option for you. Good Luck!
 

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I agree with Jackleo7878 cPanel becomes part of a software application collection called cPanel & WHM which gives capabilities for administrators, resellers, as well as end-user website proprietors to manage the different aspects of site as well as server management via a standard web internet browser utilizing a three-tier structure.
 
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