Does cPanel/WHM require manual restart after power cycle?

ameisez

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Hi,

I just got my first hand on my own unmanaged WHM/cPanel on CentOS 6.

It has just been installed. It seems all is well and OK but when I did a power cycle on my server, I can't connect to WHM anymore.

I can connect via putty but not on WHM. Makes me think if WHM is starting automatically with the OS? I paid my host to install it for me one time fee and apply the license I bought from them.

Now they said I am on my own. That is why I landed here seeking for help.

Thanks
 

cPanelPeter

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Hello,

Please type the following command:

# ps auxfwww | grep cpsrvd

If cpsrvd is running, then cPanel loaded. If it's not running, then you can try to type:

# service cpanel start

It may also be related to your firewall. Please see if ports 2087 and 2083 are open (2087 is for WHM and 2083 for cPanel).
 

ameisez

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This is what I get.

cpsrvd (pid 5839) is running...
entropychat is stopped
stunnel is stopped
qrunner is stopped

How can I check if port is open or not? And it is not, How can I open.

Sorry for the dumb question. This is my first time having my unmanaged CentOS running WHM. I have long experience managing WHM and cPanel accounts but never from SSH shell.

Thanks
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Please review the following documentation regarding your system's firewall rules:

Deactivate default firewall and check for updates

It's likely the default firewall rules are blocking access to cPanel/WHM. You should install a third-party firewall management utility such as CSF to manage your firewall rules if you are not comfortable doing so.

Thank you.