First we need to make sure that Perl is installed on the server:
yum install perl
After installing perl we need to take one more preliminary step.
cPanel is very picky about making sure that server that it is installed
on has a Fully Qualified Domain Name. To that effect, we need to
provide it with a valid hostname. Skipping this step will inevitably get
you the following, very common, error:
2014-10-01 16:00:54 461 (ERROR): Your hostname () is not set properly. Please 2014-10-01 16:00:54 462 (ERROR): change your hostname to a fully qualified domain name, 2014-10-01 16:00:54 463 (ERROR): and re-run this installer.
Luckily this error has a very easy solution. If you have a FQDN, you can type it in with the command:
hostname your FQDN
Otherwise, if you want to proceed with the cPanel installation but do
still lack the hostname, you can input a temporary one. Once cPanel is
installed, you will be able to change the hostname to the correct one on
one of the first setup pages.
installation does take a long time.
you can proceed to install cPanel with WHM or a DNS only version of cPanel.
Once cPanel finally installs, you can access the login by going to
your ip address:2087 (eg. 22.214.171.1248:2087l) or domain
Your login will be:
username: your_server_user password: your_password
From there, you can create your cpanel user and finally login in at ipaddress/cpanel or domain/cpanel.