Last updated 28th May 2020
cPanel is a control panel designed for web hosting. Web hosting tasks are simplified, as it is made up of a graphical interface that allows the automation of settings.
Learn how to deploy cPanel with pre-installed applications on a VPS.
- a current VPS solution (VPS ranges Value, Essential, Comfort, or Elite) in your OVHcloud account
- access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
In order to install your cPanel server, you will first need to order a VPS with a cPanel distribution.
When your VPS is ready, you will receive an email providing the information to connect to your cPanel server:
You can connect to cPanel from https://hostname:2087/session_parameters
If you already have a VPS and want to have cPanel on it, you can reinstall the VPS from your OVHcloud Control Panel with the "CentOS 7 - cPanel" template (available only with a compatible VPS solution).
If you reinstall a VPS, all data stored on the VPS will be lost.
Once you received the email with the unique link, please proceed to the link to do the initial setup.
The URL above allows you to log in without credentials (user and password) to your WHM manager.
If the link has expired already, please reinstall the VPS again with cPanel.
Step 1: Read and accept the terms of cPanel
Step 2: Provide your email and nameservers you wish to set on the VPS
Step 3: Set the root password
Now you should be able to login to WHM and SSH using the root user with the password that was just set.
Securing your service
We recommend that you take additional steps to ensure you secure your WHM and VPS. For this we recommend reading the recommendations provided by cPanel here.
Join our community of users on https://community.ovh.com/en/.