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How to install Centos Web Panel (CWP) – installation guide

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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.

It is a feature rich control panel, which comes with a high number of options and features for quick server management.

Considerations were taken into account through the development of the web panel in terms of security functionalities and the interface.

Requirements Before the Initialization of CentOS Web Panel installer:

  • CentOS Web Panel only support static IP addresses. CWP do not support dynamic, sticky, or internal IP addresses.
  • 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. srv1.example.com

hostname srv1.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!
  • Also CentOS 7 is supported, we recommend minimal version.
  • But CentOS 8 is NOT supported yet.

4. Hardware Requirements

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.

5. Preparing Server

Let’s install required packages for CWP installation

yum -y install wget

6. Server Update

Now we need to update your server to the latest version

yum -y update

7. Reboot Server

Reboot your server so that all updates can take effect.

reboot

8. Installation

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

9. Reboot Server

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

reboot

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