Liquid Web WHMCS Plugin Installation Methods

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Using SSH, or Command Line

While using the cPanel file manager is pretty convenient for most users, some users prefer to use a shell-based installation. 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 log in 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.

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.
  3. Extract the files.
  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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