How to install ConfigServer Explorer to cPanel/WHM?

Undoubtedly, WHM has been the most comprehensive control panel of all time for Linux based machines. However, most of us miss the complete file manager solution that allows to access top level directories from WHM itself. To overcome this situation, you can download the ConfigServer Explorer.

ConfigServer Explorer- CSE (previously known as WHM File Manager/Console) is excellent WHM add-on that provides full featured filesystem explorer and Virtual Console via web browser in WHM. It facilitates you with the root access from the top level of your disks and allows you to enter non-interactive commands. In this tutorial, we will assist you to install and uninstall ConfigServer Explorer- CSE.


Install ConfigServer Explorer- CSE


Connect to your Linux machine via SSH with root user. Once you’re logged in with root privileges, issue following commands one by one.

cd /usr/src
rm -fv /usr/src/cse.tgz
wget https://download.configserver.com/cse.tgz
tar -xzf cse.tgz
cd cse
sh install.sh
rm -Rfv /usr/src/cse*

If everything will go well, you will get a notification that ConfigServer Explorer has been installed successfully. Login to WHM and scroll down to the bottom, at the left hand menu and you should see a new entry called ConfigServer Explorer. By clicking on that option, you will be taken to the root directory of your installation. 

Though this utility is very useful, but it could become dangerous if used improperly. You can easily render your server inoperable and unrecoverable by performing inappropriate actions. To uninstall ConfigServer Explorer- CSE, issue following commands from SSH.

Uninstall ConfigServer Explorer- CSE


cd /usr/src
rm -fv /usr/src/cse.tgz
wget http://www.configserver.com/free/cse.tgz
tar -xzf cse.tgz
cd cse
sh uninstall.sh
rm -Rfv /usr/src/cse*

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