Is it possible to install CloudLinux with cPanel in the DigitalOcean droplet


Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
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Root Administrator
Hey there! Digital Ocean does not offer any pre-built CloudLinux systems. What you would need to do is install cPanel with AlmaLinux and then convert that to CloudLinux manually after the installation has finished and the server has been configured.


Jan 13, 2023
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
There are no specific guides for installing CPanel with CloudLinux on DigitalOcean, but if you split the process into three steps you will easily find all the needed info:

1. Create a droplet in DigitalOcean choosing AlmaLinux 8 OS image

2. Install Cpanel:

3. Convert the installation to CloudLinux:

Keep in mind that you might be unable to use the console on your Digital Ocean server with CloudLinux. We've had a CloudLinux 7 Cpanel server with Digital Ocean until recently, and a big problem was that in order to be able to use the console you must install their package into your OS. And it was not available for CloudLinux.

Also their DDOS protection system does not appear to be very smart. Our droplet's IP was automatically blackholed for 3 hours after an inbound Cpanel account transfer was misidentified as a DDOS attack, the moment when bandwidth usage hit 1.5Gb/s. That might just have been our luck, though..
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