Install cPanel WHM on BHost

Posted by / Nov 13, 2015 / Categories: Control Panels

You can install cPanel in a few easy steps.

1. Prepare a new virtual machine with a clean install of CentOS 7 64-bit minimal (cPanel will install any required packages).

2. SSH to your machine and execute:

cd /home && curl -o latest -L && sh latest

This will download the cPanel installer and begin the cPanel install on your virtual machine. The install process can take some time, so grab a cup of coffee while you wait.

3. When the install is completed you’ll see a message as follows:

Congratulations! Your installation of cPanel & WHM 11.52 is now complete. The next step is to configure your server. 

Before you configure your server, ensure that your firewall allows access on port 2087.
On RHEL, CentOS, and CloudLinux systems, execute /scripts/configure_firewall_for_cpanel to accomplish this.

After ensuring that your firewall allows access on port 2087, you can configure your server.

1. Open your preferred browser

2. Type https://:2087 in the address bar

3. Enter the word root in the Username text box

4. Enter your root password in the Password text box

5. Click the Login button

Visit for more information about first-time configuration of your server.

Visit or for additional support

Thank you for installing cPanel & WHM 11.52!

Visit the URL and login with the username root and your virtual machine’s root password.

4. You can then run through the cPanel web based initial setup:

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5. After you’ve finished, you’ll need to obtain a cPanel license. You can get this from or numerous other providers online.

A note about our unmanaged service:

Our service is totally unmanaged. You will require some understanding of Linux administration to make the most of your service. We will support your virtual machine to the extent it is online and available for use – but we cannot install or configure specific software or applications for you. Any support requests relating to cPanel should be addressed to cPanel’s support team as BHost does not provide support for the cPanel platform.

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I'm George and I work in the BHost support team. I'm responsible for replying to customer support requests, as well as writing articles for our help center. If there's anything you'd like us to blog about, let us know by emailing