How to Install cPanel

To install cPanel & WHM on your server, run the following command:

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

This command changes your session to the home directory, downloads the latest version of cPanel & WHM, and runs the installation script.

Installation options

You may use the following options when installing cPanel.




Whether to confirm before running the embedded script.


Do not run the embedded script.


Do not erase the target directory after running the embedded script.


Do not spawn an X terminal input terminal.


Do not give the extracted files to the current user.

--target NewDirectory

Extract the cPanel installation in the NewDirectory directory.

--tar arg1 [arg2 ...]

Access the contents of the archive through the tar command.


Force a cPanel installation on an unrecommended configuration.


Skip the automatic convert to CloudLinux process, even if a license exists.

Note: We recommend that you run the installation command within a Linux screen session.


  • cPanel, Inc. designs software for commercial hosting. Therefore, we only license publicly visible, static IP addresses. We do not license dynamic, reserved, sticky, or internal IP addresses.
  • We do not provide an uninstaller. If you wish to remove our software, you must reformat the server.
  • Only install cPanel & WHM on a freshly-installed operating system.
  • You must log in to the server as the root user in order to install cPanel & WHM. If you do not possess root-level access, contact your system administrator or hosting provider for assistance.
  • We recommend that you use the cPanel & WHM installer, which installs all of the services that it requires. If you install services before you install cPanel & WHM, you will encounter compatibility issues.
  • New installations of cPanel & WHM default to the fast installation mode. To disable the fast installation mode, use the steps in our Customize Your Installation documentation.

If you still have questions about cPanel or need help installing it, make sure to contact us by opening a support ticket or with our live chat feature.

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