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Root User Commands

Root User Commands


Update IPs#

In your site's security settings, you can enable Allow traffic from Cloudflare only.

The command clpctl cloudflare:update:ips is being executed every morning at 6 AM via cron job and updates the following file:


If you enable Allow traffic from Cloudflare only, the file is included in the vhost of your site.


In the Admin Area, you can enable Basic Auth as additional layer of security in front of CloudPanel if you don't have a static IP to close port 8443.

Enable Basic Auth#

clpctl cloudpanel:enable:basic-auth --userName=john.doe --password='password123'

Disable Basic Auth#

clpctl cloudpanel:disable:basic-auth


Master Credentials#

The Database Show Master Credentials command shows Host, User Name, Password, and the Port.

clpctl db:show:master-credentials

The output will look like:

Database Master Credentials

To connect to the database server, copy the Connect Command and enter the command in the command line.

Adding a Database#

With the command db:add, you can add a database to your site.

clpctl db:add --databaseName=my-database --databaseUserName=john --databaseUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Database Export#

With the command db:export, you can export a database as dump.


The database dump will be gzipped if you add .sql.gz at the end of the file name. If you want to export the database uncompressed, use .sql.

clpctl db:export --databaseName=my-database --file=dump.sql.gz

Database Import#

To import a database, go to the database dump's directory and use the following command to import.

clpctl db:import --databaseName=my-database --file=dump.sql.gz

Let's Encrypt#

With the lets-encrypt:install:certificate command, you can issue and install a Let's Encrypt Certificate for a site.

Let's Encrypt

If you enter the domain name, a certificate for the domains and will be issued and vice versa.

Make sure to have valid DNS records for the domains you want to create a certificate for.

clpctl lets-encrypt:install:certificate

The parameter subjectAlternativeName is optional and is needed if you want to issue a certificate for multiple domains.

clpctl lets-encrypt:install:certificate,


Adding a Node.js site#

Node 16 LTS, Node 14 LTS, Node 12 LTS are available. The Node.js Versions are managed via Node Version Manager.

If you need another version, you can change the version afterward.

To add a Node.js Site, use the following command.

clpctl site:add:nodejs --nodejsVersion=16 --appPort=3000 --siteUser=john --siteUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Adding a Static HTML Site#

To add a Static HTML Site, use the following command.

clpctl site:add:static --siteUser=john --siteUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Adding a PHP Site#

For Adding a PHP Site, it's important to use the right Vhost Template.

With the command vhost-templates:list, you can display all available vhost templates:

clpctl vhost-templates:list

The vhost templates can be found on Github. They will be updated every night.

Copy the name of the template and use the following command to create a PHP Site:

clpctl site:add:php --phpVersion=8.1 --vhostTemplate='Generic' --siteUser=john --siteUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Adding a Python Site#

To add a Python Site, use the following command:

Python Version

If you are using Ubuntu 22.04, you need to use the version 3.10 as it's the standard version.

clpctl site:add:python --pythonVersion=3.9 --appPort=8080 --siteUser=john --siteUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Adding a Reverse Proxy#

To add a Reverse Proxy, use the following command:

clpctl site:add:reverse-proxy --reverseProxyUrl='' --siteUser=john --siteUserPassword='!secretPassword!'

Installing a Certificate#

To install a certificate for a site, use the following command below. The certificateChain argument is optional.

clpctl site:install:certificate --privateKey=/path/to/private.key --certificate=/path/to/certificate.crt --certificateChain=/path/to/chain.crt

Deleting a Site#

To delete a Site, use the following command:

clpctl site:delete 

Confirm your action by entering yes. It's also possible to force the deletion by adding the "--force" parameter as seen below:

clpctl site:delete --force


Adding a User#

To add a User, see the following commands as example.

To add an admin user, use the following command:

clpctl user:add --userName='john.doe' --email='' --firstName='John' --lastName='Doe' --password='!password!' --role='admin' --timezone='UTC' --status='1'

To add a site manager, use the following command:

clpctl user:add --userName='john.doe' --email='' --firstName='John' --lastName='Doe' --password='!password!' --role='site-manager' --timezone='UTC' --status='1'

To add a user who is restricted to specific sites, use the following command:

clpctl user:add --userName='john.doe' --email='' --firstName='John' --lastName='Doe' --password='!password!' --role='user' --sites=',' --timezone='UTC' --status='1'

Deleting a user#

clpctl user:delete --userName='john.doe'

List Users#

To list all users, use the following command:

clpctl user:list

Password Reset#

To reset the password for a CloudPanel user, you can use the user:reset:password command:

clpctl user:reset:password --userName=john.doe --password='!newPassword!'

Disable 2-FA#

To disable Two-Factor Authentication for a user, run the following command:

clpctl user:disable:mfa --userName=john.doe

Vhost Templates#

Import Templates#

The command vhost-templates:import is being executed every night. It updates the Vhost Templates from our Github Repository.

clpctl vhost-templates:import

List Templates#

The command vhost-templates:list lists all Vhost Templates that can be used for adding a PHP Site.

clpctl vhost-templates:list

Adding a Template#

If you need a custom Vhost Template for your PHP Application, you can do the following:

  1. Copy a vhost template from our Github Repository, e.g., the Generic one:
#{"rootDirectory":"public","phpVersion":"8.1"}server {  listen 80;  listen [::]:80;  listen 443 ssl http2;  listen [::]:443 ssl http2;  {{ssl_certificate_key}}  {{ssl_certificate}}  {{server_name}}  {{root}}
  {{nginx_access_log}}  {{nginx_error_log}}
  if ($scheme != "https") {    rewrite ^ https://$host$uri permanent;  }
  location ~ /.well-known {    auth_basic off;    allow all;  }
  try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;  index index.php index.html;
  location ~ \.php$ {    include fastcgi_params;    fastcgi_intercept_errors on;    fastcgi_index index.php;    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;    try_files $uri =404;    fastcgi_read_timeout 3600;    fastcgi_send_timeout 3600;    fastcgi_param HTTPS $fastcgi_https;    fastcgi_pass{{php_fpm_port}};    fastcgi_param PHP_VALUE "{{php_settings}}";  }
  location ~* ^.+\.(css|js|jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|gz|svg|svgz|ttf|otf|woff|eot|mp4|ogg|ogv|webm|webp|zip|swf)$ {    add_header Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*";    expires max;    access_log off;  }
  if (-f $request_filename) {    break;  }}
  1. In the first line, you see the following command:

Setting the rootDirectory and phpVersion is very important to prefill the site wizard form.
Most PHP Applications use public nowadays as an entry point.

  1. Put the template in a file or via gist.

To import your template from a file, use the following command:

clpctl vhost-template:add --name='My Application' --file=/tmp/template.tpl

To import your template from remote e.g, from a gist, use the following command:

clpctl vhost-template:add --name='My Application' --file=

When you select My Application, it will prefill the PHP Version, which has been defined in the Vhost Template.

Adding a Template

When you click on Create, the root directory for the NGINX VHost will be generated with the following pattern:


In our example, the root directory would be:


Deleting a Template#

With the command vhost-template:delete, you can delete a Vhost Template:

clpctl vhost-template:delete --name='My Application'

Viewing a Template#

With the command vhost-template:view, you can view a Vhost Template:

clpctl vhost-template:view --name='My Application'