CentOS Web Panel (CWP) is a free web hosting control panel that offers easy managemet of multiple servers (both Dedicated and VPS) without the need to access server through SSH for every small task that you need to complete.

In this post, we will show you how to install CentOS Web Panel (CWP) on CentOS.

Requirements Before the Initialization of CentOS Web Panel installer:

– We only support static IP addresses. We do not support dynamic, sticky, or internal IP addresses.
– We do not provide an uninstaller. After you install CWP, you must reinstall the server to remove it.
– Only install CWP on a freshly installed operating system without any configuration changes.

System Requirements

Make sure that you complete the following tasks before you start the installation process:

1. Setup Hostname
This hostname cannot be the same as any domain that is on your server (for example, if example.com is a domain on your server, use hostname.example.com as your fully qualified hostname).

You can use the following command for hostname setup eg. server1.example.com

# hostname server1.example.com

2. Setup Server IP addresses
Define additional IP address, subnet address, and default gateway IP address for your server — your service provider can provide you with this information.

3. Software Requirements
You must have a clean/fresh installation of supported operating systems:
CentOS 6, RedHat 6 or CloudLinux 6, MINIMAL installation and English version only!
CentOS 7 is also supported, we recommend minimal version.

4. Hardware Requirements
32 bit operating systems require a minimum of 512 MB RAM
64 bit operating systems require a minimum of 1024 MB RAM (recommended)
Recommended System: 4 GB+ RAM so you would have the full functionality such as Anti-virus scan of emails.

Further, we will prepare the server for installation:

1. Preparing Server
Let’s install required packages for CWP installation

# yum -y install wget

2. Server Update
Now we need to update your server to the latest version

# yum -y update

3. Reboot Server
Reboot your server so that all updates can take effect.

# reboot

Now you are ready to start CWP Installation
CWP installer can run more than 30 minutes because it needs to compile apache and php from source.

CentOS 6: New Installer with MARIA-DB 10-latest

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-latest
# sh cwp-latest

CentOS 7: Installer for CentOS 7

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest
# sh cwp-el7-latest

If the download link doesn’t work then you can use the following:
CentOS 6: http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp2-latest
CentOS 7: http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp-el7-latest

Reboot Server
Reboot your server so that all updates can take effect and CWP gets started.

# reboot

CentOS Web Panel Configuration

Log in to your CWP server using the link provided by the installer on your server
CentOS WebPanel Admin GUI at http://SERVER-IP:2030/
Username: root
Password: your root password

– Setup nameservers
– Setup shared ip (must be your public IP address)
– Setup at least one hosting package (or edit default package)
– Setup root email
& now you are ready to host domains…

For additional configuration instruction, please check our wiki/documentation site.
http://wiki.centos-webpanel.com/

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