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Setup OpenVPN on cPanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nilsky, May 5, 2014.

  1. nilsky

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    Hi,

    I am planning to install and configure OpenVPN Server on my CentOS 6.5 server. As per this link, it is doable but I need to verify if it conflicts with my CPanel version 11.42

    /http://www.unixmen.com/setup-openvpn-server-client-centos-6-5/

    Best regards,
    Georges
     
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    There's a way around this by altering the method of making certain configuration changes so they work with cPanel - but you really should reconsider doing this on a cPanel server to begin with.

    What specifically are you having trouble with in these instructions?
     
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    I already have a CPanel server running version WHM 11.42.1 (build 12) on CENTOS 6.5 x86_64 kvm
    I didn't start the installation of openvpn, however since it is a production server I want to see if anyone has installed it on such server and if interfere with the existing of CPanel
     
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    Hello :)

    Installing OpenVPN on a server with cPanel is not supported, but I have seen cases where users have installed it successfully. You can search for "OpenVPN" on our forums to see threads from other users regarding it's implementation.

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi, but since you said it is not supported it will cause problems, right?
    I did a search as mentioned but didn't get any useful information.
     
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    It won't necessarily result in errors or problems, but in the event it does, it's not something our support team can troubleshoot.

    Thank you.
     
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    I see, then which VPN service CPanel supports other than OpenVPN?
     
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    Seems people have been asking about this for 10+ years :eek:

    I'm another wondering when openVPN will be officially supported??
     
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    I don't see any reason why openvpn would be something cpanel would support - openvpn doesn't interact with cpanel nor enhances it in any way. If you want it, just install it. cPanel can't reasonably integrate every possible software that can be installed on a linux server.

    I also didn't see a response to my inquiry about what specifically was difficult in getting openvpn to work. I'm sure someone here can help work around it.
     
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    My VPS provider said they couldn't install it on my server because I had cPanel :confused:
     
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    Yes, however, that doesn't automatically mean that now cPanel has to integrate support for OpenVPN just because the software conflicts. I don't really see anything in the OpenVPN installation procedure itself that can't be worked around on a cpanel server. Just not entirely sure why someone would want to install it ON a cPanel server where your sites/etc are hosted. Sort of seems like a security issue.
     
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    i am using latest version cPanel with openvpn, just run it around 4 days. and still not found any problem at the moment.
     
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