How to Install and Enable WP-CLI on WHM cPanel Server

This article provides a guide for how to install and enable WP-CLI on cPanel WHM server. This guide is intended for root-level cPanel VPS or cPanel Dedicated Server administrators.

What is WP-CLI?

WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installations and much more, without using a web browser.

Install WP-CLI on cPanel WHM Server

To install and enable WP-CLI on cPanel/WHM server, perform the following steps.

  1. SSH the server as root user
  2. Run the following command to install the WP-CLI packages from Github:
    curl -O
  3. Execute permissions with:
    chmod +x wp-cli.phar
  4. Allow every user to run WP-CLI by moving it to a directory in the system’s PATH:
    mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp


You have now installed WP-CLI on cPanel WHM server. If you face any difficulties, please open a support ticket for assistance.

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