How to install WHM/cPanel step-by-step guide

One of the first things a new webmaster has to do, is to install a control panel. The most common is cPanel. At this article we will go through the installation of cPanel/WHM to VPS or dedicated servers.

I will not go in depth with technical details, it will be a simple step-by-step guide to install WHM/cPanel in your server easily.


  1. First of all you need to purchase a WHM/cPanel license (you can do it from here). There are 2 types, one for VPS and one for dedicated servers. You can also test WHM/cPanel as trial for 15 days, in order to get a trial license you have to go here.
  2. Then log into your server via SSH and simply write the following commands
    cd /home && curl -o latest -L && sh latest
  3. The process will take 5-30 minutes or more depending on your server specifications.
  4. After it is complete you can access the WHM interface by visiting https://YOURSERVERIP:2087
  5. Follow the setup wizard and you are ready to go


Soon I will add an article guiding you step-by-step through the initial WHM/cPanel setup.

Although Buycpanel has probably the lowest price in licenses, but in many cases if you have a dedicated server, you might get better price from your datacenter. Especially if you live in Europe, when USD/EUR was at 1.3-1.4 it was cheap, now that it is almost 1:1 European datacenters might offer you better pricing.


Master of SEO, server management specialist, guru of web development. A living legend.

Leave a Reply

Next ArticleHow to update CentOS easily