New AWS instance with cPanel questions

jason404

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I am setting up a webserver running cPanel and WHM on Amazon AWS for a client. I am experienced with using AWS, but not cPanel or WHM. I have all the necessary licences.

I have used this AMI image from the AWS marketplace, cPanel & WHM for Linux:
AWS Marketplace: cPanel & WHM for Linux

The instance is running fine and I have SSH access to it. However, top doesn't show Apache to be running and I cannot see any evidence of cPanel or WHM being installed - just some empty directories with the names. I was expecting some sort of default webpage with links on how to proceed. What am I supposed to do now?

Thanks.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hi Jason,

Welcome to the cPanel Forums! We're happy to have you here.

The instance is running fine and I have SSH access to it. However, top doesn't show Apache to be running and I cannot see any evidence of cPanel or WHM being installed - just some empty directories with the names. I was expecting some sort of default webpage with links on how to proceed. What am I supposed to do now?
It seems like you might be logged in via SSH as an individual account instead of as "root". Can you run the following commands via SSH and let me know the output?

Code:
whoami
cat /usr/local/cpanel/verison
Also, can you try opening Web Host Manager (https://IP:2087) via a web browser to see if that works?

Thanks!