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New AWS instance with cPanel questions



  • cPanelMichael
    Hi Jason, Welcome to the cPanel Forums! We're happy to have you here.
    The instance is running fine and I have SSH access to it. However, top doesn't show Apache to be running and I cannot see any evidence of cPanel or WHM being installed - just some empty directories with the names. I was expecting some sort of default webpage with links on how to proceed. What am I supposed to do now?

    It seems like you might be logged in via SSH as an individual account instead of as "root". Can you run the following commands via SSH and let me know the output? whoami cat /usr/local/cpanel/verison
    Also, can you try opening Web Host Manager (
  • jason404
    Thanks, but in the end I just used a standard CentOS 7 AMI and installed WHM/cPanel manually, which was simple.

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