Liquid Web WHMCS Plugin Installation Methods

Using SSH, or Command Line

While using the cPanel file manager is pretty convienient for most users, some users prefer to use a shell based install. Maybe you’re a power user and love using CLI, or maybe you just want to quickly copy and paste a series of commands*!

First things first, to start off you’ll want to login to the server via SSH. You will need to be logged in as the cPanel user that owns the WHMCS install. So you’ll need to either SSH in as that user, or assume that user role with Sudo / su.

Warning:
If you do these steps as the root user you will need to modify file permissions and ownership before using the plugin. Incorrect file permissions can cause unexpected behavior, as such it’s best to run the commands as the user.
  1. Navigate to the directory WHMCS is installed in.
    cd /home/$cpanel_user/public_html/
  2. Grab the latest version of our WHMCS plugin from GitHub.
    wget https://github.com/liquidweb/LiquidWeb-WHMCS-Plugin/archive/master.zip
  3. Extract the files.
    unzip master.zip
  4. Place the files in their proper locations.
    cd LiquidWeb-WHMCS-Plugin-master/
    rsync -avH includes/ ../includes/
    rsync -avH modules/ ../modules/
  5. That’s it! Go activate WHMCS now!
* = Don’t ever blindly copy and paste commands that you don’t understand. This can be a huge security risk and will inevitably lead to something breaking.
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About the Author: Dan Pock

Dan Pock does Technical Writing & Marketing at Liquid Web with a background in System Administration, Public Relations, and Customer Service.

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