cPanel install question

Posted October 23, 2020 1.3k views
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I need to add cPanel to an existing droplet. (well, what I really need is to use cPanel to manage an existing Droplet).

The install script appears to suggest that cPanel will be created in a new Droplet, giving me several sizing (CPU/band width, etc..) choices.

What do I need to do to install cPanel and have it manage an existing Droplet and projects?


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Hi there @samrhomer,

I strongly recommend installing cPanel on a fresh Droplet, otherwise, it could cause issues with your existing Droplet, and also the installation is mostlikely to fail.

Also, note that cPanel does not work with Ubuntu so you will need to have a CentOS server.

This is also the suggestion from the official cPanel documentation:

Only install cPanel & WHM on a freshly-installed operating system.

However, if you want to give it a try anyway, in order to install cPanel on an existing server you can use this command here:

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

Note that you should definitely take a backup of your Droplet before doing so.

Hope that this helps.

Hello, samrhomer

cPanel/WHM is also available as one-click install app in our marketplace. You can quickly spin up a cPanel droplet and you’ll be ready to build a new website or migrate any of your existing sites over to the new droplet.

As mentioned cPanel is a third party application managed through our Marketplace. New installations of cPanel come with a 15 day free trial. For further use beyond that point a valid license will need to be purchased directly through cPanel.

Please refer to below link for further details:

Hope this helps!