I installed cpanel trial and it worked only for 2 days

  • Posted June 10, 2014

So I decided to try the trial version of cpanel / whm, on 2 servers.

Whm one I installed with the latest version centos offering digitalocean in installation telling me what was recommended earlier, but even so I installed it and it worked perfectly, 0 errors.

Then installed it on another VPS, also use centos, but may not use the latest version but the penultimate (I wanted to avoid the above warning), I installed it and as well the facility did not come out the message recommendation, until then everything was fine, was a day after I started having failures, could not log in as root or ssh, or for whm fortunately changed my password from the panel digitalocean, have now been 2 days and I see that I can not access my emails (had 6 post created with my domain), and worked previously been linked with thunderbird, now I have no access to them nor thunderbird or webmail, I changed the password, thinking that was the problem and nothing,

Does anybody could tell me what that is possibly happening?


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That sounds like a very odd situation, even if cpanel was having errors you should be able to access the server via root, but since you are saying you can’t do that I would check to see if the version you installed had any security notices, as perhaps the server may have been compromised.

Either that or perhaps you used any easy to guess password.

There’s no reason why the cpanel install should have affected your root access directly and if you are able to establish a connection and the password is being rejected, it’s not a firewall issue.