rinkleton

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Currently we have a local development server running on Windows (yuck). It's reeeeally holding us back. I know we need to go to linux, so the seemingly obvious route is to mimic our live setup with CloudLinux and cPanel.

Has anyone setup local cPanel servers or tried?

With our live servers, our data center setup CL and CP, but then I did a lot of the configuration myself. So I have a bit of know-how, but I'm sure there are some "gotchya" things I don't know about. The one thing is the cPanel license being per IP. I only have 1 dedicated IP so I can only have 1 local server. But that should be fine. Just looking for some general guidance. Thanks.
 

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Hello @rinkleton,

There setup requirements are mostly the same as a standard cPanel & WHM installation, though some additional information on this topic is available on the following thread:

Networking hardware requirements

As far as the cPanel license, note that you'd need to purchase an additional cPanel license if you wanted to run cPanel & WHM on the second server.

Thank you.
 

rinkleton

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Hello @rinkleton,

There setup requirements are mostly the same as a standard cPanel & WHM installation, though some additional information on this topic is available on the following thread:

Networking hardware requirements

As far as the cPanel license, note that you'd need to purchase an additional cPanel license if you wanted to run cPanel & WHM on the second server.

Thank you.
Thanks. We should be able to get by with 1 dev server. Since I created that other thread, we have managed to get our cPanel setup done nicely to where we don't need multiple dev servers to accurately mimic the live environment.

But out of curiosity.... 2 servers, 1 IP, how to configure
That post about using an unmanaged switch says to connect the servers in a way that they aren't behind the router and to give them a static IP. I assume that means assign them the public static IP? Which would still be predicated on your IPS and modem being able to give you and handle multiple IPs, correct?
 

cPanelMichael

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I assume that means assign them the public static IP? Which would still be predicated on your IPS and modem being able to give you and handle multiple IPs, correct?
Hello,

Yes, that is correct. Though, you could reach out to your ISP to see if they offer a static IP address to use for such purposes.

Thank you.