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How to Install CentOS Web Panel on 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.  When it comes to hosting your websites, one of the more popular options is CentOS Web Panel, which you can install at Hostwinds with the click of a button.

What is CentOS Web Panel?

CentOS Web Panel, also called CWP, is a free web hosting control and administration panel for hosting and managing websites and their associated services such as emails and zone records.  CWP has extensive support and features, and is compatible with cPanel backups making it a very popular alternative for cPanel & WHM.

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

Creating a New CentOS Web Panel Server

Just follow these steps to create a new CWP VPS:

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

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

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

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

Applications Options

Step 5: Click on CentOS Web Panel option from the list of available applications

The CentOS Web panel option in the Cloud Portal

Step 6: Select your server resources, location, and billing cycle, and select Create Server at the very bottom

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 CentOS Web Panel server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:2031

The login page for Centos Web Panel

Step 8: You then use your server’s root login credentials to log into CWP.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Reinstall CentOS Web Panel On a Pre-Existing VPS / Cloud Server

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

Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it. We highly suggest that you take a snapshot backup if you need to restore your server from a backup prior to proceeding with this guide.

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

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

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Server you wish to reinstall

Selecting server

Step 4: Click on the Actions button, and then select Reinstall from the drop down menu

Instance Reinstall Location Image

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

Applications Options

Step 6: Click on CentOS Web Panel icon from the list of applications

The CentOS Web panel option in the Cloud Portal

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

Step 8: Go to your CWP server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:2031

The login page for Centos Web Panel

Step 9: You then use your server’s root login credentials to log into CWP.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt

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