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Revision as of 22:56, 7 September 2013

Basic Install

  • Extract xpanel_117.tar.gz
  • Upload xpanel folder to /usr/local/xpanel

yum -y update
yum -y install lynx
yum -y install nmap 
yum -y install ncurses-devel
yum -y install automake
yum -y install autoconf
yum -y install gcc
yum -y install gmake
yum -y install patch
yum -y install make
yum -y install libcpp
yum -y install libgcc
yum -y install libstdc++
yum -y install gcc4
yum -y install gcc4-c++
yum -y install gcc4-gfortran
yum -y install dos2unix
yum -y install libtool
yum -y install gcc-c++
yum -y install gcc-c++ compat-gcc-32 compat-gcc-32-c++

Edit Config.pm

vi /usr/local/xpanel/Conf/Config.pm


'domains' => '.xpanel.de, .xpanel.info, .xpanel.net, .xpanel.org, .xpanel.us',

Replace With

'domains' => '.ratedxhost.com',


  # Sign-Up web site.
'web_site' => 'http://www.xpanel.com',
'cgi_bin' => 'http://www.xpanel.com/cgi-bin',

Replace with

  # Sign-Up web site.
'web_site' => 'http://www.ratedxhost.com',
'cgi_bin' => 'http://www.ratedxhost.com/cgi-bin',


'mysql_admin_password' => 'Your_MySQL_PassWord_Here',

Replace Your_MySQL_PassWord_Here with your actual mysql password.


'virtualhost_ip' => '',

  # Your own Domain Name Servers
'name_servers' => {
	'ns1' => 'ns1.xpanel.net',
	'ns2' => 'ns2.xpanel.net',
	'IP1' => '',
	'IP2' => ''

Replace with your vhost IP and name server IPS.

Also change value for orgname, orgmail, business_email

Edit xp_httpd.conf

vi /usr/local/xpanel/Conf/xp_httpd.conf



Replace with your vhost IP.


CustomLog "|mysql -hlocalhost -uxpanel -pXPanel XPanel" mysql

Update with your mysql login.

Add following virtual host entry for the main web site

ServerName ratedxhost.com
ServerAlias www.ratedxhost.com
DocumentRoot /home/ratedxhost.com/public_html
ServerAdmin [email protected]
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ratedxhost.com.log combined
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/ratedxhost.com/public_html/cgi-bin/
<Directory "/home/ratedxhost.com/public_html">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Edit httpd.conf

vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Add below

Include "/usr/local/xpanel/Conf/xp_httpd.conf"

Import MySQL DB

SQL will auto create db, so don't create it manually.

mysql < XPanel.mysql

Install Perl

yum install perl-CGI perl-CGI-Session

Testing vHost

mkdir -p /home/vhosts/whn.ratedxhost.com
echo "test" > /home/vhosts/whn.ratedxhost.com/index.html
service httpd restart

Now access web site


If web site is working, apache name virtual host is working properly. You need wildcard dns set properly before getting this work.

Setting Permissions

chmod 777 /home/vhosts
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/auth
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/create
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/delete
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/insert
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/templates
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/backups
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/log
chmod -R 777 /usr/local/xpanel/named
chmod 755 /usr/local/xpanel/*.pl
chmod 755 /usr/local/xpanel/*.sh
chmod 755 /usr/local/xpanel/rc.pureftpd

Upload Main Website

Upload xpanel cgi-bin folder to doc root of main web site.

Also upload index.html, XPanel.css, bandwidth_exceed.html, agreement.html, stat, images

Set permission for cgi-bin folder and all cgi files to 755

chmod -R 755 /home/yourdomain.com/public_html/cgi-bin

When i access


I get "Internal Server Error"

To debug, do

tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log

On refreshing page, i got error

Can't locate Geo/IP/PurePerl.pm in @INC

To fix, run

yum -y install perl-CPAN
perl -MCPAN -e "install Geo::IP::PurePerl"

This fixed the error. No apache restart required.

Admin Area

Set Admin Password

htpasswd -c  /usr/local/xpanel/htaccess/.htpasswd admin

Login to Admin area at

User: admin

Test User Registration

When i try to register, on second page, i get error

Error opening /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat at /usr/local/share/perl5/Geo/IP/PurePerl.pm line 183.

This error fixed by installing geoip

Getting FTP Working


vi /usr/local/xpanel/Conf/xp_pureftpd.conf

Set mysql user name and password.

Install pureftpd from source as per install_pureftpd_from_source

During configure use

./configure --with-mysql --with-uploadscript --with-extauth --with-quotas --with-altlog

Start pureftpd with


To start ftp on boot

vi /etc/rc.local



Add Cronjob

crontab -e


#----------> Crontab Configuration for XPanel <--------------------------------#
 # run every 5 min.
3,8,13,18,23,28,33,38,43,48,53,58 * * * * /usr/local/xpanel/create.sh 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run every 10 min.
0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /usr/local/xpanel/delete.sh 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run 2 minutes after midnight, every day
2 0 * * *        /usr/local/xpanel/bandwidth_delete.sh 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run 5 minutes after midnight, every day
5 0 * * *        /usr/local/xpanel/expiry.sh 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run 6 minutes after midnight, every day
6 0 * * *        /usr/local/xpanel/named.pl 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run 7 minutes after midnight, every day
7 0 * * *        /etc/init.d/named reload 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run 9 minutes after midnight, on the first day of every month
9 0 1 * *        /usr/local/xpanel/reset_ht.pl 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
 # run at the end of the day, every day
59 23 * * *      /usr/local/xpanel/xpanel_db_backup.sh 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
#----------> End Crontab Configuration for XPanel <----------------------------#