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Deactivate Firewalls


If you use a firewall, you must disable it before you run the cPanel & WHM installation.


Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and CentOS distributions allow you to disable the firewall for the operating system’s installation configuration. We strongly recommend that you use this method.

Deactivate the firewall

CloudLinux™, CentOS 5.x and 6.x, and RHEL 5.x and 6.x

Run the following commands to deactivate the firewall:

/etc/init.d/iptables save
/etc/init.d/iptables stop
/sbin/chkconfig --del iptables

CentOS 7.x

Run the following commands to deactivate the firewall, where ~/firewall.rules represents the firewall rules file:

iptables-save > ~/firewall.rules
systemctl stop firewalld.service
systemctl disable firewalld.service 

Third-party firewall clients

For cPanel & WHM to run on your web server, the OS firewall must remain disabled. When the installation process finishes, configure your firewall with a third-party client. We recommend that you use APF or CSF.

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