WHM & cPanel version 86  Stable Release long-term support tier has been launched on 18 March 2020.  WHM / cPanel web hosting is the best software to manage website hosting server, email, domain, and security management, which can be installed in a virtual private server (VPS )  as well as on a cloud hosting server and dedicated server. This control panel is using most users, clients, and companies and it is a premier web hosting automated software used worldwide.

Here in this article, we will discuss the latest cPanel & WHM Version 68 feature and prerequisites and installation on fresh CentOS 7  / RHEL 7  Version.

You can find below reference URL or article for Installation of AlmaLinux & Ubuntu Steps.

Features of cPanel  & WHM web hosting Version

Below are some new features of the latest version.

Support for Virtuozzo 7

A large Amount of Outbound Email Detected

Notification New Separate file

Restoration from a backup

Upgrade EasyApache 4’s OpenSSL to OpenSSL 1.1.1

mod_http2Set SSL/TLS via the command line

phpMyAdmin performance setting etc.

You can read more about new features from cPanel documentation.  Click Here

  1. Disable OS Firewall before installation
  2. Recommended Hardware
  3. Minimum & Recommended Processor should be 226MHZ
  4. Minimum RAM should be 1 GB
  5. Minimum Disk Space should be 20 GB

Installation of cPanel in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 / CloudLinux 7 

Before doing CPanel & WHM installation first ensure your OS Version, RAM, and disk space.

Requirement Check

Below command for checking OS, RAM, and disk space.

Version check Command

# hostnamectl

Disk Space Check

root@techtransit[~]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1 12G 7.4G 4.7G 62% /
devtmpfs 476M 0 476M 0% /dev
tmpfs 496M 0 496M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 496M 20M 477M 4% /run
tmpfs 496M 0 496M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 100M 0 100M 0% /run/user/1000

Memory Check

root@cpanel [~] # free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 990 192 224 11 574 586
Swap: 1023 19 1004

Deactivate firewall on CentOS 7 , CloudLinux 7 and RHEL 7

# iptables-save > ~/iptables.rules
# systemctl stop firewalld.service
Failed to stop firewalld.service: Unit firewalld.service not loaded.
# systemctl disable firewalld.service
Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

Disable Security Enhanced Features ( SELinux )

If your server running SELinux Features of security, then disable these features. To disable, run the below command. Edit the configuration file /etc/selinux/config and set the parameter SELINUX to disabled, below is my configuration file, after setting the parameter you need to reboot the server.

 # vim /etc/selinux/config
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of three two values:
# targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
# minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected.
# mls - Multi Level Security protection.

Installation set up steps

cPanel installation needs a Perl package, so we need to install Perl before installation.

 # yum install perl

After installation of Perl, set the hostname of the server, the hostname should be in FQDN i.e fully qualified domain name. Below are the steps to set the hostname in Centos / RHEL 7. Below command to check the hostname of the server :

# hostnamectl  

To set hostname :

# hostnamectl set-hostname cpanel.techtransit.org


The output will be like below :

root@cpanel [~]# hostnamectl
Static hostname: cpanel.techtransit.org
Icon name: computer-vm
Chassis: vm
Machine ID: d1f142097d497f24c021d7de9b81cab4
Boot ID: f2b4ef4fb0b14a668ddc89672a20dd7c
Virtualization: xen
Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core)
CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:centos:centos:7
Kernel: Linux 3.10.0-693.11.1.el7.x86_64
Architecture: x86-64

Install cPanel/WHM

Now we will download the Cpanel script on the home directory of the server,  which will install Cpanel & WHM  . Follow the below steps for installation.

# cd /home
# curl -o latest -L  https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest
# sh latest


Now the script will run for some hours and after installation, you will get some output like, time is taken in installation as well as server access URL and access details, you will use in login root as a user and user the password of the root user. You will get WHM access like the below URL.


https://your –server-public-ip:2087

After accessing of URL in the browser and putting the username password details in the access URL and accepting the license agreement, you can configure server networking, IP address, and name-server as according to you, you should have good nice knowledge of the System Admin part. Hope you enjoy this post, for any concerns please comment here and give us feedback. Thanks

By Sachin G

I am a professional freelance contributor and founder of tech transit. Love to write and lover of education, culture, and community. I have been using it, setting, supporting, and maintaining it since 2009.Linux rocks! Sachin G Follow me on LinkedIn and x formerly twitter