VPS with cPanel, anything else do I need?


Active Member
Feb 2, 2019
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Forgive me if its a too basic question. I have never run a server before so.

If I buy a VPS with cPanel, then will it be enough to run the server smoothly. I mean shall cPanel alone take care of all the security updates and patches? Or, something else too I need? I will be running my site on plain LAMP. And hosting provider is giving a discount on VPS and also providing a cPanel license with it.


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Apr 8, 2003
Chesapeake, VA
cPanel Access Level
DataCenter Provider
You can get by but there is quite a bit to running a server security wise over and above what cPanel is going to configure for you.
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Technical Analyst
Staff member
Feb 13, 2019
Houston TX
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hello Mrinmoy,

I am glad to hear that you are interested in using cPanel to automate your services! In regards to your question, cPanel will automatically install the necessary softwares as well as installs vital third party software.

Also, cPanel does perform daily updates to ensure that the cPanel provided software is using secure and patched versions. This includes the provided PHP versions, Apache versions, MySQL/MariaDB versions and so on. However, if you want to ensure the server is more secure, we suggest you take additional measures like the suggestions we have here: cPanel Documentation | Recommended Security Settings Checklist

If you would like to see all of the third-party packages that ship with cPanel you can review the documentation here: cPanel Documentation | Third-Party Software

If your hosting provider is also providing the license for you, you should be able to have everything that you need to start creating accounts and managing domains right away.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,