If you are someone trying to get his website up and running, you have come to the right place. When it comes to your online business, a website has become somewhat of a necessity rather than a luxury as there every business in the world is up for online dominance. cPanel is a server management software for website owners that lets them manage their website and its database in a much better way. cPanel and WHM is a fully automated suite of tools that gives website owners the benefits of doing all their tasks via a graphical user interface that simplifies things for them. It has been the leading hosting platform for quite some time and is the go-to tool for web owners to make server management a lot simpler. In this article, I am going to help you by giving a step by step guide of how to install WHM cPanel on cloud hosting so that you can easily do so.
First of all, you are going to register on any cloud platform. For reference, I am choosing Google Computer Engine so that you get an idea about what to do. If you already have a Google account, you can browse over to your Compute Engine and make an account over there. After you are done with the account registration process, you will be presented with a popup.
- Create a VM Instance
After you hit the create button on the popup, you will be redirected to a configuration page where you can create your VM instance. You will need to adjust the disk space and the operating system before you continue to the next step. So, choose whatever requirements you want and update all the fields accordingly. In the firewall panel, make sure that you have ticked the HTTP and HTTPs box as you will need this to access your cPanel and WHM interface later on. Once you are done with that, you will be ready to create your VM instance.
- Change to Root User
Once you have finally gotten your access to the cPanel cloud, you need to make sure that you change to root so that you can make some minor changes and install major updates. In the next step, you will need to ensure that the server domain is using a qualified name as the hostname so that you can set up the WHM on the cloud.
- Verify cPanel and WHM
Once you have created the VM instance and changed to the root user, you will be provided with an external IP address to get access to your cPanel. The licenses that you will be given to you will be on a 15-day trial, so you will need to verify the IP within these days. To set up your WHM, go to your browser and navigate to your cPanel window. Enter the username as root and your password, which you created by running the command passwd when installing cPanel. Now, you will be logged into your WHM where you can agree to the terms and conditions, provide your email address, server hostname, and configure your IP address. Once you are done with that, you can start using your WHM.
- Setup Other Basic Things
Now that you are finally done with your cPanel and WHM basic setup, you might need to tweak some other things. WHM provides a whole world of customization, so; you can pretty much change whatever you like. Firstly, you should begin by checking the AutoSSL settings. By default, WHM configures pages with SSL certificates to enable HTTPs. You can open the manage AutoSSL page and verify that this feature is enabled in your WHM so that it keeps running smoothly. The next thing that you should be doing is activating two-factor authentication. As you are going to save a lot of useful information here, there is never such a thing as being too secure. You can go to Manage My Account tab, click the button for Set Up Two-Factor Authentication, and the window will guide you on how to do that. Once you are done with that, you can keep using your cPanel WHM without any worries of a possible hack or attack.