Installing WHM/cPanel on a Dedicated Server

Kaz Wolfe

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2016
Installing WHM/cPanel on a dedicated server provides a user-friendly interface for managing websites, email, databases, and other server resources. It offers robust security features, such as automatic updates and firewall protection, and provides easy-to-use backup and recovery tools. WHM/cPanel can scale to meet the needs of growing websites and businesses, and provides 24/7 customer support and a large community of users for troubleshooting and configuration issues. Overall, WHM/cPanel simplifies server management and administration, and offers easy-to-use tools for website and server management.

Here are the commands you can run for each step of the installation process:

Provision a dedicated server: This step involves acquiring a dedicated server. If you're purchasing a dedicated server from a hosting provider, you can skip this step. If you're setting up a dedicated server yourself, you'll need to install an operating system such as CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu.

Connect to the server: You can connect to the server using an SSH client like PuTTY or Terminal. For example, to connect to a server with IP address, you would run the following command:

Update the server: To update the operating system and software on your server, run the following commands:
For CentOS/RHEL:

yum update
For Debian/Ubuntu:

apt update
apt upgrade
Download and run the installation script: To download and run the installation script, use the following commands:

cd /home
curl -o latest -L
sh latest
Follow the installation wizard: The installation wizard will guide you through the process of installing WHM/cPanel. You'll need to answer a series of questions about your server configuration, such as your hostname, IP address, and nameservers.

Wait for the installation to complete: The installation process can take several hours, depending on the speed of your server and the complexity of your configuration. You can monitor the progress of the installation by viewing the output in your SSH session.

Set up your cPanel accounts: Once WHM/cPanel is installed, you can create cPanel accounts for your users, set up email addresses, and configure other settings using the WHM control panel.

It's important to note that WHM/cPanel is a powerful and complex software package that requires some technical expertise to set up and maintain. If you're not comfortable with these steps, you may want to consider hiring a professional to help you install and configure the software.
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