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What Is a CentOS Web Panel Account?

CentOS Web Panel (CWP) is similar to other control panels in that your main/root account controls the various global aspects of a server, and user accounts manage the websites, and website specific settings for the domains created under the account.  The best analogy would be that a Panel Account is the equivalent to a cPanel account for a server running WHM.  Your users would be able to host their own websites and have full web administration control using these accounts.  This also prevents the users from having access to another user’s account and website, so long as they do not know that user’s login credentials.

 

How Do I Create a CWP User Account? 

Step 1: First, you would need to sign into your CentOS Web Panel admin account.  You can do so by navigating to your dedicated IP:2030, for example if your IP address was 123.45.67.890 then you would go to.

 

Step 2: You will be presented with a login screen shown below, enter the following information;

  • The Admin Username by default is root 
  • The Admin Password by default is the server’s root password

The login page for Centos Web Panel

 

Step 3: Once logged in, you will see the CWP Admin Dashboard. To create a new account, you can click on User Accounts -> New Account, or search for New Account in the navigation search area.

Add New Accounts in CentOS Web Panel

 

Step 4: On the next page, there are many options fill in each text box with the requested information.

  1. The domain name you want set as the primary for this account, do not include www.
  2. The username for this account, this will be for logging in, as well as FTP.
  3. The password for this account, choose a secure, alphanumeric password, using symbols when possible.
  4. The administrator email –  You can use an address that doesn’t exist yet for the domain you are creating, or you can use an offsite email address for disaster recovery purposes.
  5. Select the package; default is the included package, you can select a custom package, or use the default.
  6. The inode limit, this is a total file/folder count limitation you can place on an account. 
  7. The process limit is the total amount of concurrent processes to allow to run on this account.
  8. Total open file count is the amount of files this account can access at any given time.
  9. Additional Options:
    • Backup user account – Will include this account in any system backups ran.
    • Shell access will allow, or disallow the user to connect to the server via SSH
    • AutoSSL – If the domain is pointed at the server, CWP will attempt to generate an SSL certificate, allowing the use of HTTPS without warnings, or additional configuration.
  10. Once all fields are filled out, hit Create to create the user account!

CentOS Web Panel Create User Account Step Three

 

Step 5: Once the process has completed, scroll down to the small text box marked ‘account details’ – Copy that information to a local text file, and save it for your records.

 

Step 6: Now navigate to http://SERVERIP:2082, like logging into the admin area above, if your IP is 123.45.67.890 then we will enter the following in your browser window.

 

You will be presented with a login page, shown below.  Enter your information present in the Account Details text file we saved a short while ago.

The User Account Login for CentOS Web Panel

 

Congratulations!  You are now signed into your CWP User Account Client Area!

 


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