A Definitive Guide to cPanel VPS Hosting

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ite often users get bogged down by technical jargons and tend to make a big deal out of things which are otherwise simple as two plus two four. cPanel VPS hosting although sounds cryptic, with acronyms broken down to their surface can make it look friendly and something to delve deeper. What this blog will try to achieve henceforth is breaking down the codes and subsequently will aim to present an authoritative guide to carry out a successful cPanel VPS hosting.

What is a cPanel?

Similar to your personal computer, each and every web hosting (https://support.cc.gatech.edu/services/web-hosting) platform requires a Control Panel which helps you to access all your quick features in almost no time. These quick features may vary from installation of the blog or forum software to proper controlling of customized databases. The worldwide accepted standard control panels are popularly known as cPanel. What it primarily does is providing quick and easy admittance to all the aforementioned features.

What is a VPS?

It’s very rare to see a cPanel paired with basic shared hosting and that is where VPS or virtual private servers come into play. VPS opens up effective avenues to scale all possible hosting solutions with flexible and cost effective setups. They equip the user with options of customisation that is much more efficient than what the shared hosting has to offer. The user gets a full-fledged entry to all the common resources of a server without actually investing into a full-time server.

Now that we have a clear idea of what cPanel and VPS are we can follow the following steps to execute the proper installation of cPanel in a VPS:

Choose the proper OS

As Debian and Ubuntu is not supported by cPanel the proper OS to recommend will be 32 bit Cent OS 6. 32 bit is preferred over 64 bit as the later eats up more memory due to the excess length of individual memory pointers.

Secure Shell

For a personal computer running on windows a free secure shell client is required to be down loaded and subsequently it needs to be connected with the Virtual private server’s (http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/glossary/g/Vps-Hosting-Virtual-Private-Server.htm ) Internet protocol.

The OS needs to be updated

Writing the proper yum commands can effectively handle the updates to the Operating System. As a chronological sequence first the OS needs to be all cleaned up and subsequent to that the updates are required to be listed and then the proper updates to be done before rebooting.

Manage Dependencies

Here you need to get connected with VPS using a secure shell root login.

Deactivate Firewall

The ports used by cPanel are often resisted by the firewalls of the software installed. To combat this difficulty firewalls needs to get disabled by properly deactivating software firewalls through the issuance of proper commands under secure shell root log in.

Reconfigure Selinux, if installed

If selinux is installed and creating a blockade to cPanel reconfiguration it is quintessential to write proper commands under secure shell root log in.

Be prepared for installation

Provided all the aforementioned steps have been followed successfully the VPS is ready to install cPanel. The only bottleneck to be considered over here is that whether the cPanel to be used is a full version or DNS only version. For a full version, of course, like any other software product a license key for cPanel needs to be purchased.

Final set up in cPanel

Given that the installer script has got properly downloaded along with all the mandatory software components necessary to run cPanel, prior to use, VPS’s root login details are required to finally log into cPanel.


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