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How to install ISPManager Lite on a Cloud VPS

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You can install an impressive number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS with the click of a button.  There are many website control panels out there, including ISPManager , which is available for Hostwinds Linux Cloud VPS Servers.

What Is ISPManager (Lite)?

ISPManager Lite is a user/domain/website/email/database management suite for Linux. It allows you to add unlimited users and domains with the default license cost. ISPManager is licensed software and as such, you will need to have an ISPManager license to use the software. A 14 day trial license is available and further licensing details can be found on The ISPSystem site.

ISPManager Lite has many integrations with popular tools such as Cloud Flare, Lets Encrypt, Softaculous, and various antiviruses. Some of these are paid integrations.

This guide will explain how to both create a new server with ISPManager , as well as how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have ISPManager using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating a new ISPManager Server

Follow these steps to create a new ISPManager VPS:

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Step 3: Click on the Create button and select Servers from the drop down menu

Step 4: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications menu item

Step 5: Click on ISPManager option from the list of available applications

Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.

Step 7:  Go to your ISPManager server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:1500/ispmgr?

Step 8: You then use your root password (found in your Hostwinds Cloud Server Information email or Cloud Control) to log in.

Reinstalling A Pre-Existing VPS With ISPManager

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with ISPManager installed.  

Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it. We highly recommend that you take a snapshot backup prior to reinstalling ISPManager on your server in case you need to restore your server from a snapshot backup.

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Step 3: Click on the nickname of your Server you wish to reinstall ISPManager on

Step 4: Click on the Actions menu, and then select Reinstall from the list of available options in the drop down menu

Step 5: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications tab.

Step 6: Click on  ISPManager

Click confirm and allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.

Step 7:  Go to your ISPManager server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:1500/ispmgr?

Step 8: You then use your root password (found in your Hostwinds Cloud Server Information email or Cloud Control) to log in.

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