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neil62

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Hi,

I have purchased an admin package Yesterday, and I have also purchased a hosting from vimexx and I have my login link. However, I still do not know how to get to the User Panel. I have been trying from yesterday and no one seems to be able to help me get to my user panel/file manager(screenshot attach).
I have tried installing cPanel & WHM via the terminal and even this failed . Could someone please help me out. Thanks in advance.
 

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cPRex

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Hey there! Is the second screenshot you posted from an Apple laptop? The server installation would need to be run from the command line of the server you purchased. Your host has a guide on how to connect to the system with SSH here:


so once you are logged in as root you can complete the cPanel installation.

Once the installer has finished it will provide you with a link you can use to access the admin area of the server.

Let me know if that helps!
 

neil62

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Hi cPRex,

So I have successfully login to the SSH service from my terminal. However, when I tried to complete the installation of cPanel. I get the message:
Warning: Failed to create the file latest: Permission denied. and
curl: (23) Failed writing body (0 != 16384).

Please let me know what could be the problem here. Thanks
 

cPRex

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That is the issue then - cPanel can only be installed on a brand new operating system where nothing else exists. This requires full root access to the machine where you own the entire server, so if there is another user created that indicates you have a shared hosting plan of some sort where you aren't able to install cPanel.

If you want to manage your own server and install cPanel you need to have at least a VPS system.
 

neil62

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Hi,

I have purchased a VPS from my host in order to have full root access and to be able to install cPanel, however this will take another 4 working days before it is active.
Do you have any suggestions for me so. I can login and get to the user panel as soon as I have the VPS up and working? Thank you

Kind regards
 

cPRex

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@neil62 - there isn't anything we can do on our side to make that go faster. Usually when a server is purchased, especially a VPS system, I would expect that to be available instantly. There isn't any reason it would take several days. You'll need to speak with your host for more details.

@Benson111 - Wix doesn't use cPanel so I wouldn't expect that to work. If you wanted the full suite of cPanel tools, you should look into a shared hosting plan that uses the cPanel software.
 

neil62

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Hi cPRex, so I have purchase aa VPS from my host. And now I am trying to run this code(cd /home && curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest && sh latest) from my terminal, however I get the message: Failed to create the file latest: Permission denied, and curl: (23) Failed writing body (0 != 16384).

How do I continue now from here on? do I have to connect manually my cPanel account to my host?
please let me know, I will be awaiting your response asap.
 

neil62

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Hi cPRex,

How can I see if I am signed in as root user. Because I do not see the word "root" in my display on my terminal. I am logged in with my user name which is a string of numbers and letters and my login link on the end. How can I log in as the root user?
 

quietFinn

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@neil62 there is not much anyone in these forums can do to help you, You must contact your hosting provider.
 

cPRex

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Yes, your host will be the best resource for this. In general, the process should go something like this:

-order the VPS
-get shell access to the server provided by the host
-gain root access
-install cPanel
-access WHM to complete the server setup
 
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cPRex

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If you have full root access to the server you can proceed with the installation. Our installation guide is located here:


Just make sure your system is properly configured to meet the requirements and then you can run the command at the top of the page.