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Google Compute Engine Installer

On this page, we explain step by step how to install CloudPanel on Google Compute Engine.

Launching an Instance#

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Console.

  2. In the left navigation, click on Compute Engine --> VM instances and click on the button Create Instance.

Create Instance

Name and Region#

Enter the Name of the instance and select a Region to deploy.

Name and Region

Machine Configuration#

Select the Machine Family, Series and Machine Type.

Machine Type

Boot Disk#

Select Ubuntu 22.04 or Debian 11 as Boot Disk Image.

Minimum Size

Configure as minimum 10 GB Boot Disk Image and select SSD persistent disk as Boot Disk Type.

Boot Disk

Firewall#

Allow HTTP and HTTPS Traffic.

Firewall

Networking#

  1. Add cloudpanel in Network tags.
Network Tags
  1. Click on External IPv4 address and then on CREATE IP ADDRESS.
Create IP Address

Enter a Name for the Static IP Address and click on Reserve.

Security#

Click on the button Add Item and enter your Public SSH Key.

Add SSH Key

Create#

Click on the button Create to launch the VM Instance.

Firewall Rules#

  1. To access CloudPanel later, we need to create a Firewall Rule.

  2. Click on CREATE FIREWALL RULE and create the following rule:

Name: allow-cloudpanel-all
Targets: Specified target tags
Target tags: cloudpanel
Source filter: IP ranges
Source IP ranges: 0.0.0.0/0
Protocols and ports: Allow all

Security

This firewall rule opens ALL ports. CloudPanel has an integrated Firewall which takes care of the ports.

If you want to use the Firewall Rules from Google, you need to open the ports: 22, 80, 443, and 8443 (CloudPanel). Don't forget to remove all rules in the admin area of CloudPanel to disable the UFW Firewall.

Firewall Rule

Install CloudPanel#

After launching the Instance, log in with SSH and run the installer script.

  1. Login via SSH to the Instance.

The UserName is either the UserName you specified when you created the SSH key or the one defined in your Google Profile.

Check the following site https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/connect/ssh-using-third-party-tools for a step-by-step guide.

ssh -i path_to_your_private_key username@yourIpAddress
  1. Switch to the root user:
sudo su root
  1. Update the system and install the required packages.
apt update && apt -y upgrade && apt -y install curl wget sudo
  1. Run the installer with your preferred Database Engine.
curl -sS https://installer.cloudpanel.io/ce/v2/install.sh -o install.sh; \echo "d67e37c0fb0f3dd7f642f2c21e621e1532cadefb428bb0e3af56467d9690b713  install.sh" | \sha256sum -c && sudo CLOUD=gce bash install.sh

Access CloudPanel#

Security

For security reasons, access CloudPanel as fast as possible to create the admin user. There is a small time window where bots can create the user. If possible, open port 8443 only for your IP via firewall.

You can now access CloudPanel via Browser: https://yourIpAddress:8443

Ignore the self-signed certificate warning and click on Advanced and Proceed to continue to CloudPanel.

Ignore Self-Signed Certificate