To avoid facing any issues, please make sure to read all of this instructions manual thoroughly prior to the installation process.
Requirements Before the Initialization of CentOS Web Panel installer:
- We only support static IP addresses. We do not support dynamic, sticky, or internal IP addresses.
- We 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.
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
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!
CentOS 7 is also supported, we recommend minimal version.
4. 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.
OPTIONAL: You can download CentOS 6/7 Installation here (if your hosting provider doesn’t offer it)
Download CentOS 6.x – 32bit (minimal)
Download CentOS 6.x – 64bit (minimal) (recommended)
Download CentOS 7.x – 64bit (minimal) (recommended)
1. Preparing Server
Let’s install required packages for CWP installation
yum -y install wget
2. Server Update
Now we need to update your server to the latest version
yum -y update
3. Reboot Server
Reboot your server so that all updates can take affect.
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.
For CentOS 6 we have CWP installation with default CentOS MySQL version 5.1 and the latest MariaDB as an additional option.
CentOS 6: Installer with MySQL version 5.1
cd /usr/local/src wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-latest sh cwp-latest
CentOS 6: Installer with MARIA-DB 10-latest (recommended, also required for clusters )
cd /usr/local/src wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-latest sh cwp-latest -d mariadb
CentOS 7: Installer for CentOS 7
cd /usr/local/src wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest sh cwp-el7-latest
If download link doesn’t work then you can use the following:
CentOS 6: http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp-latest
CentOS 7: http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp-el7-latest
Reboot your server so that all updates can take affect and CWP gets started.
CentOS Web Panel Configuration
Log in to your CWP server using the link provided by the installer on your server
CentOS WebPanel Admin GUI at http://SERVER-IP:2030/
Password: your root password
- Setup nameservers
- Setup shared ip (must be your public IP address)
- Setup at least one hosting package (or edit default package)
- Setup root email
& now you are ready to host domains…
For additional configuration instruction, please check our wiki/documentation site.
Thank you for using and Supporting CWP.
You can easily donate to the CWP development. Keep in mind that every donation is spent only on this project.