How to Install cPanel/WHM on CentOS 7
Installation of cPanel/WHM on Centos 7
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
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.
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 –
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://188.8.131.52:2087 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
That is it, you all done. Now you can go ahead and continue with configuring WHM/Cpanel.