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How to Setup CyberPanel on AWS EC2

If you want to setup CyberPanel on AWS EC2, read the article and follow the steps to do so. We will go from signing up on Amazon AWS to setting up an instance and installing CyberPanel

After reading this article you can easily set up an EC2 instance with Cantos 8 and install CyberPenel on it. Follow all the steps mentioned below.

Table Of Contents:

  1. AWS Access and Basics
  2. Create an EC2 instance on AWS
  3. EC2 Setup with Centos 8 minimal
  4. Ports Configuration (Firewall Configurations)
  5. Access Key Setup
  6. Access server using Bitvise
  7. Install CyberPanel

AWS Access and Basics:

To Set up an EC2 instance and install CyberPanel on AWS. First of all, you need an AWS account to do this. If you already have an AWS account. Log in using this link. And provide the required information.

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If you do not have an account, go to this link. And provide the required information.

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Amazon Web Services is a platform by Amazon that provides Web services globally.

Create an EC2 instance on AWS:

You can see this dashboard when you access the AWS console.

Setup CyberPanel on AWS EC2

Go to the Services option on the top menu.

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Click on the Services and you can see this screen.

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EC2 Setup with Centos 8 minimal

You can see the EC2 option on you screen click to start the process.

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Once you click on the EC2 option now this screen appear.

From here you can create an EC2 instance with Centos 8 as OS. You have to click on the Launch Now option and proceed to the next steps.

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1.1.  Choose AMI

Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Here you have to select the operating system image that will be used in this Instance.

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On the screen above you have to go on the AWS Marketplace Option.

Here you have to search for Centos. (You can also go for any operating system you want to install but make sure it is supported by CyberPanel).

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From the different versions of Centos, we go for the CentOS 8 Minimal (CentOS 8.2.2004).

Click on Select button to proceed with the instance set up.

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After selecting the operating system you can see a Pricing Page. Click Continue to processed (this is just a description of how much you will be charged depending upon the instance size you choose on next screen)

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1.2. Choose Instance Type:

In this step, you have to choose the instance size of your choice. And click for the next step. I choose a general that has a free trial.

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1.3. Configure Instance

In this step leave the settings as default if you want to change anything go according to your requirement. If you don’t want to change anything then leave this as default and processed to next.

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1.4. Add Storage

Add or change the storage according to your requirement. Processed to the next after changes.

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1.5. Add Tags

Add any tags you want to add in this step. Like name, title etc.

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Add the information like this:

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After this processed to next.

1.6. Configure Security Group

This is the most important part of this process. You must have to add all CyberPanel ports before actually installing CyberPanel otherwise some features of CyberPanel may not work.

There is only one port in default configuration which looks like:

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Add all the ports as seen in the picture below

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Add IP as 0.0.0.0/0, ::/0

Ports that are needed to open for CyberPanel to work properly (In IP Address section you may want to replace 0.0.0.0/0 with your IP for some services like SSH to better protect your server against attacks):

IDNameProtocolIP AddressPort
1paneltcp0.0.0.0/08090
2httptcp0.0.0.0/080
3httpstcp0.0.0.0/0443
4ftptcp0.0.0.0/021
5smtptcp0.0.0.0/025
6smtpstcp0.0.0.0/0587
7ssmtptcp0.0.0.0/0465
8pop3tcp0.0.0.0/0110
9imaptcp0.0.0.0/0143
10simaptcp0.0.0.0/0993
11dnsudp0.0.0.0/053
12dnstcptcp0.0.0.0/053
13ftptlstcp0.0.0.0/040110-40210
14POP3Stcp0.0.0.0/0995
15quicudp0.0.0.0/0443
16terminaltcp0.0.0.0/05678
17lswstcp0.0.0.0/07080

1.7. Review

In the last step of the EC2 setup review all the information you added before in the previous steps.

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Access Key Setup:

Once set up is completed you have to create a key pair to access server otherwise you can not enter SSH to install CyberPanel. You can upload an existing key as well but we will create and download new key.

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Download this Key Pair in your local computer, so that we can use it later to access this instance.

Use this key and Launch this instance.

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You can see the Amazon EC2 will not set-up your instance in few seconds and it will be ready to use.

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After completion of this process, you can check your instances through. Services-> EC2 -> Instances here you can see all information.

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Access server using Bitvise:

Once all is done for the EC2 setup. Its time to access the server and install CyberPanel. You can access your server using different tools but for this article, we will use Bitvise. If you don’t have Bitvise installed on your computer download it from here.

After downloading provide your IP address for Host field, Username will be centos(Default username is centos). Port 22. Set the initial methods to a public key and client key to auto.

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To grant the access to your key click on the Client key manager. and on the next screen click on the import option.

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Select you key file and i will appear on the Client Key Manager.

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After all, click on the login button to get server access.

Install CyberPanel:

Once terminal was launched.

Follow this guide to install CyberPanel.

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Table Of Contents:

  1. How to Register For Our Affiliate Program.
  2. Get details about Program
  3. Benefits Of Affiliate Program

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Reach Affiliate Program Page:

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This Affiliate link shows two options, How it works and Affiliate Area.

Register For Affiliate Program:

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How to setup WordPress Multi-Site on CyberPanel

A multi-site setup for WordPress enables the end-user to create multiple WordPress sites from the WordPress dashboard. Each site with-in a WordPress network acts as a separate WordPress installation and can be managed from a single dashboard.

This feature is provided by WordPress to ensure that its users can easily create a network of sites without digging too much into server-side problems.

In this article, we will describe how to setup WordPress multi-site network using CyberPanel and then issue Wildcard SSL for multi-site operations.

Table of Contents:

  1. Setup Catch all vHost
  2. Things to do before enabling Multi-Site on WordPress
  3. Configuring WordPress to allow Multi-Site
  4. Create/Install a Multi-site Network
  5. Configuration of Multi-site setup
  6. Create a new site on Network
  7. Setup wildcard SSL on multi-site

1. Setup catch All vHost:

The first thing to do before setting up multi-site is the setup of Catch all vHost. Catch all vHost is the must thing to do before enabling the multi-site configuration in WordPress. A multi-site setup is not possible without the setup of Catch all vHost.

The method for catch-all vHost is different for LiteSpeed Ent and OpenLitespeed.

Setup catch all vHost for LiteSpeed Ent:

Open your vHost file from the website manager and edit this line

ServerAlias www.abc.com
wildcard SSL

Change this to

ServerAlias *.abc.com

Setup Catch all vHost for OpenLiteSpeed:

The setup for OpenLightSpeed is very different from LightSpeed. Follow the steps to do this:

Open “/usr/local/lsws/conf/httpd_config.conf” via command line or using an SFTP software.

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Once you open this file find the Listener Default portion for port 80 (HTTP). It look like:

listener Default{
map example.com example.com
address *:80
secure 0
}

Now if you want to set up catch-all vHost for example.com, change the map line to following:

listener Default {
map example.com example.com, *.example.com
address *:80
secure 0
}

After this portion similarly you have to edit the listener SSL by default it looks like:

listener SSL {
map example.com example.com
address *:443
secure 1
keyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/privkey.pem
certFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem
............
............
enableStapling 1
ocspRespMaxAge 86400
}

Edit this file add *.example.com on the last of this portion:

listener SSL {
map example.com example.com,*.example.com
address *:443
secure 1
keyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/privkey.pem
certFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem
.........
.........
enableSpdy 15
enableStapling 1
ocspRespMaxAge 86400
}

vHost Configuration for OpenLiteSpeed:

After editing httpd_config.conf file (/usr/local/lsws/conf/httpd_config.conf) you need to open vHost option from Website Manager and edit vHost.

Default vhAliases

vhAliases www.$VH_NAME
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Edit vhAliases to:

vhAliases *.$VH_NAME
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2. Things to do before enabling Multi-site on WordPress

There are a few things you need to do before enabling and using Multi-Site on WordPress. Here are some key points:

Backup your full single website:

Always make a backup of your whole site (files and databases) before creating a network. this is an important step so you don’t lose your data and files.

Pretty Permalinks

Check and verify the pretty permalinks work on your single WordPress site.

like: https://wordpress.org/?p=1

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Deactivate Plugins

Deactivate all WordPress plugin before the creation of the network. And activate again after creation.

Go to Plugins->Active and then click on the deactivate button present below every plugin name as shown below in the picture.

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3. Configure Allow multi-site setup

To allow the multi-site setup or network setup you have to check your wp-config.php file on your file manager of the website and add this code to that file.

define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );

wp-config.php file is present in public_html folder of site.

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4. Create/Install a multi-site Network

After enabling multi-site mode from wp-config.php file now you can see a new option under the tools tab in wp-admin.

Before enabling multi-site network from wp-config.php file.

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After enabling the mode.

Multisite On WordPress

Now go to this new option Network setup in the tool menu. You can see this screen.

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In this screen the first note is for the pretty permalink.

You can select the option. Your sites will be subdomains or subdirectories in the network.

Sub Domian:

subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain. A domain-based network in which on-demand sites use subdomains. Like if our domain is “www.abc.com” then “site1.abc.com” or “site2.abc.com” are your subdomains.

Sub Directories:

Note: This does not require setting up catch-all vhost.

A path-based network in which on-demand sites use paths. Like “www.abc.com/site1” or “www.abc.com/site1” are subdirectories.

Use can set network titles according to your choice also provide the network admin email. and after that click on the install, button to process.

5. Configuration of Multi-site setup

Once the network installation is complete. Setup shows a screen which has code for the configuration of wp-config.php and .htaccess files. Copy these lines of code and paste into wp-config.php and .htaccess files accordingly.

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Copy the lines of code and add these to the wp-config.php and replace the second lines of code and replace all these with .htaccess file present in the public_html folder.

After editing these files must log in again to the wp-admin. So you can see the changes on the dashboard. You can see these two new options on your dashboard.

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6. Create new sites on Network

To create new sites Go to the My sites->Network admin->Dashboard option from the top bar of wp-admin.

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When you visit this option you can see a different type of dashboard on your screen.

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To create a new site visit Sites->add new option.

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After clicking the add new button. A screen appears that requires information about your subdomain or subdirectory. As I selected subdirectory its look like:

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In the case of sub domain it look little different.

Once you click the add site button you can see the Dashboard and edit site button on the top of the page.

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You can access the site Dashboard or edit newly create site from here.

7. Setup wildcard SSL on multisite.

For a multi-site setup, we can use the wildcard SSL. Once you create a wild card SSL you have no need to create SSL for every sub domain as WildCard SSL will cover all subdomains.

Create wildcard SSL

Create a wild card SSL for your network using this command on the server terminal.

/root/.acme.sh/acme.sh --issue -d <youdomain.com> -d '*.<youdomain.com>' --dns dns_cf --cert-file /etc/letsencrypt/live/<youdomain.com>/cert.pem --key-file /etc/letsencrypt/live/<youdomain.com>/privkey.pem --fullchain-file /etc/letsencrypt/live/<youdomain.com>/fullchain.pem

CloudFlare File configuration

After creating that wildcard ssl its time to edit information in dns_cf.sh file present in “/root/.acme.sh/dnsapi” directory.

Replace the CF_Key and CF_Email by your key and email. Also, remove # Singh to active them.

CF_Key="sdfsdfsdfljlbjkljlkjsdfoiwje"
CF_Email="[email protected]"

You can also Use CF_token for this process.

Fellow this guide to check CF_Key or generate CF_token.

https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200167836-Managing-API-Tokens-and-Keys

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How to change TimeZone On Linux server

The Time zone shows the standard time for a specific area or geographic region. How to change timezone on linux server is always a big question? The time zone is set when we install any operating system on our device or on our server. Timezone settings are one of the most important things to cover during installation because it impacts our system functionalities. There are many ways to change timezone on Linux server but the most used and easy way is to set using the command line.

In this article, we will discuss how to set or change timezone on a Linux server using the command line.

Table of Contents:

  1. How to Check the Current Time Zone
  2. Set/Change Timezone on Linux server Using Command line
  3. Confirm time zone change
  4. Importance of Time zone
  5. Things to remember

1. How to check Current Time Zone:

Before changing the time zone it is important to check the current time zone of your system. Linux system makes it easy to check the current time zone of your system by using the command “timedatectl“. It is available on all modern systemd-based Linux system.

To view the time zone follow the steps:

Open your Linux terminal and run timedatectl command on it

$ timedatectl
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The output of the command shows the current timezone of the system. Now you can go for changes if you want to change the current time zone of your system.

Note: this step is not must for changing time zone you can do it after change this is just a good way. So if you have already your required time zone then there is no need to change.

2. Set/Change Timezone on Linux Server Using Command line

Once you check your current time zone and want to change. First you will need to find the specific name of the time zone you want to use. the specific name is like “Region/city“.

To List, the available time zone use timedatectl list-timezone command

$ timedatectl list-timezones
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Now check the required time zone in the list and run the next command which is “sudo timedatectl set-timezone “you time zone” ” the last argument is the your specific time zone you want to set for your system.

sudo ” is used to run administrator rights or root user.

$ sudo timedatectl set-timezone <your specific time zone>

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After running this command confirm time zone by running:

$ timedatectl
Change Timezone on Linux server

You can see the required time zone here after changing.

3. Importance of time zone

The time zone is very important for your system as many functionalities depends upon the time zone.

Every geographic part has its own specific time zone. Many things depend upon that like:

  • Access for system may be Bound to specific Time zone or Region.
  • If some record need to store in system it need that specific time zone.
  • In case of online server its important to set specific time zone its import from security point of view.

4. Things to remember

In the case of Linux server and database of site attached with that server. There are some issues which we suggest you to remember and check.

After changing time zone of your system you need to check your database if it is storing time and date.

If your database is storing old or wrong time and date. Then reboot your system it will fix your issue.

Reboot restart all services of your system and new time zone is ready to store in database.

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