cPanel is a popular web hosting control panel that simplifies server management and provides a user-friendly interface for website and server administration. While cPanel is primarily designed for CentOS-based systems, you can still install it on an Ubuntu 22.04 server with some additional setup. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing cPanel on an Ubuntu 22.04 server.
Please note that while installing cPanel on Ubuntu is possible, it’s not officially supported, and you may encounter some limitations and issues. For the best cPanel experience, consider using CentOS or CloudLinux.
Before you begin, make sure you have:
- An Ubuntu 22.04 server with root or sudo access.
- A valid cPanel license or access to a cPanel license provider.
- A freshly installed server with a minimal installation of Ubuntu 22.04.
Step 1: Update Your System
Start by updating your Ubuntu 22.04 server to ensure you have the latest software packages and security updates:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Prepare Your Server
cPanel has specific requirements for the server, and you’ll need to make sure your Ubuntu server meets these prerequisites:
- A fully qualified hostname that resolves to your server’s primary IP address.
- Perl installed on your server.
- Additional software dependencies like wget, screen, and a few other utilities.
To set the hostname, use the following command, replacing “yourhostname” with your chosen hostname:
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname yourhostname
Step 3: Disable NetworkManager
cPanel recommends disabling NetworkManager and using the traditional networking service. You can do this with the following commands:
sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager sudo systemctl disable NetworkManager
Enable and start the network service:
sudo systemctl enable networking sudo systemctl start networking
Step 4: Install cPanel
Visit the cPanel website to access the installation command for Ubuntu 22.04. Log in to your server and run the command as root or with sudo privileges:
cd /home curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest sh latest
This script will download and install the cPanel software on your Ubuntu 22.04 server. The process may take some time, and you’ll need to follow on-screen instructions during the installation.
Step 5: Configure cPanel
Once the installation is complete, you will receive a URL to access cPanel’s web-based setup wizard. Open a web browser and enter the URL to access the configuration interface.
You’ll need to complete the setup by providing your license information, setting up your server, and configuring your DNS settings.
Installing cPanel on an Ubuntu 22.04 server requires some additional steps and considerations due to its primary compatibility with CentOS-based systems. While it’s possible to use cPanel on Ubuntu, it’s essential to be aware of potential limitations and issues.
Once cPanel is successfully installed and configured, you can take full advantage of its features for managing websites and server resources efficiently. Remember to regularly update your cPanel installation and maintain the security of your server to ensure a smooth and secure hosting experience.