Vultr cPanel | Basic Setup

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Posted by on July 29, 2022 in , , , |

Vultr’s cPanel can be easily launched with a single click. Let’s take a closer look at basic setup steps of Vultr’s cPanel.

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Vultr cPanel

We have everything we need for the application to start, and we can have a server up and running in about a minute with Vultr’s One-Click cPanel. We can easily deploy a server with cPanel already set up. It is also a speedy method of launching a web hosting platform.

Setting-up Vultr’s cPanel

Let’s see how to setup the Vultr cPanel with an example. We select as the IP address. The WHM access is and cPanel access is

  1. Firstly, connect to with a web browser.
  2. Then log in with the root account for the instance.
  3. Now agree to the user agreement.
  4. Then enter the admin email address and nameservers. If we use Vultr DNS, enter and
  5. Finally, the WHM setup is complete. Now the browser will direct us to the full WHM panel.

Change Hostname

The hostname of the server must be a FQDN in the form of in order for cPanel to function. The cPanel VPS’s hostname will by default be in the form Navigate to Networking Setup > Change Hostname in the WHM control panel to change the hostname.

We can also set the hostname from an SSH terminal session:

# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/set_hostname

While changing the hostname, we have to keep certain things in mind.

  • Choose a hostname that won’t be used by a cPanel account on the server.
  • Also avoid selecting a hostname that begins with www or a number, or a hostname that ends with a hyphen (-).
  • As the hostname will appear in mail headers, avoid selecting socially unacceptable hostnames.
  • Use of lowercase, Latin-script letters in hostnames.
  • Use a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) which uniquely identifies the server.


Vultr handles the license management part of running a cPanel server automatically. So the VPS price includes the cost of the cPanel license as a surcharge. The surcharge is also disclosed on the server order page.

Also running the following command as the root user will resolve most licensing issues:


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Vultr offers One-Click cPanel so we can simply deploy a server with cPanel pre-installed, which includes a license. In this article, our Support team provides a brief explanation on setup of Vultr’s cPanel.


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