How to install WHM & cPanel on CentOS 6 Linux server

17 October 2015, Saturday 0 Comments

cPanel is the industry standard for allowing you manage and administer your Linux server via a nice and convenient web GUI. The installation of this software allows you to do most complicated command line tasks with the click of a button. cPanel is a commercial software that has a monthly license fee for its use.

If you don’t have the latest version, please update your CentOS. We can simply do it with yum package installer. 

yum update 

Install perl package

yum install perl

Set the FQDN hostname for the server as cPanel requires it must be correct. If it is already configured, you can skip. If not then make sure the below config files are set.


Install cPanel & WHM

At this stage our system is prepared for installing cPanel. Use following commands to complete installation. This process will take time as per your network speed and system configuration.

We can download latest version cPanel installer file and run installer under /home directory:

cd /home && curl -o latest -L && sh latest

Now, you need to wait for the cPanel installer script to complete its installation. The process will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes but it is largely depending on your server internet connection and performance.

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing cPanel & WHM Installer..............
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Installer Version v00029 r6849459174e3809f72de2bef81427a8a45399d66
Beginning main installation.

Run script to accomplish firewall for cPanel


Define a password for root login to WHM

passwd root

After that you need to complete the installation wizard from its web based interface and you can access WHM with the following URL. Use the same as system root account for login to WHM.


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