accounts created manually in shell, how to get into cPanel?

mbay2002

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Hi -
I inherited a VPS running CentOS 6.9 that had user accounts created manually in the shell, and also had Virtual Hosts configured in the shell.

So, the accounts and Virtual Hosts do not show up in WHM / cPanel. In fact, the only way I can access WHM is by following the instructions here:
interserver.net/tips/kb/access-cpanelwhm-without-password

and, I had to create a new user account in order to use cPanel.

How can I get these existing accounts and Virtual Hosts to be "seen" by WHM / cPanel?
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello @mbay2002,

We don't support installing cPanel & WHM on top of an existing server. Anything that was configured prior to the cPanel & WHM installation will need to be backed up and removed so you can setup accounts using the "Create A New Account" feature in Web Host Manager. This will ensure the required configuration files are populated with correct entries.

Thank you.