Install cPanel / WHM to CentOS

Requirements for Installing cPanel & WHM 11.30

Hardware Requirements

Component Minimum Requirement
Processor 266 MHz processor
Memory 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended when hosting many accounts)
Disk Space 10GB hard disk

Compatible Software

Supported Virtual Environments [1] [2]
Microsoft Server® 2008 Hyper-V [3]
OpenVZ (stable releases only)
Oracle VM VirtualBox, VirtualBox OSE
VMware® Server, VMware® ESX Server
Xen, XenEnterprise™, XenExpress™, XenServer™
Supported Operating Systems
(i386 and x86-64 ONLY)
CentOS versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
FreeBSD®-RELEASE versions 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 [4]
CloudLinux 5.x, 6.x [5]

Make sure you have enough space 5GB +. And most important tip: Make sure you have FRESH INSTALL of your OS otherwise your cPanel install might fail.

Now everything is good and it’s time to start installing cPanel / WHM.
Make sure you are logged in as root. If it’s so write line below to your console:


cd /home

It will change your directory to “home” where all files will be installed. If that’s done write second line in to your console:


wget -N

Now it will download a file called “latest” to your “home” folder. It is our installer, we have to run it to start cPanel / WHM installation process. To do it write a line below to your console:


sh latest

Now it starts installing. It will take ~2h to complete installation. It depends on your server’s speed. Make sure you don’t write anything to console while it installs or installation might fail.

So if everything is installed you have to activate your cPanel / WHM license. It goes like that:



And you are done. If everything went well you can access WHM now. To go to your WHM go to: http://youriphere:2086.

I hope it helped. If you have questions feel free to ask.


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