When you first run the installer you will be asked to provide information for the IIS configuration. We recommend you leave the default setting for the website to “Default Web Site” and enter a new name such as “CloudPanel” for the application pool. The credentials are used to run the application pool as the user you enter in the bottom fields which should be in the format of DOMAIN\Username.
Note: If you enter a new website in the first drop down box then it could disable your currently running website that is running on port 80. Entering a new website will cause the CloudPanel installer to create a new IIS website using port 80. During this process it still creates the virtual directory “CloudPanel” inside the new website and this must be deleted. The reason is because it sets the root website and the virtual application to the exact same paths and causes issues if you try to browse to the virtual directory.
The next dialog will ask you about your SQL server information so the CloudPanel installer can create the database. You must provide the SQL server name AND the SQL instance (the sql instance isn’t required if you use the default instance MSSQLSERVER). When you click the next button it will verify if it can access the SQL server.
Note: CloudPanel allows the use of Windows authentication or SQL authentication when installing. If you are using Windows authentication, then the user account you are using to install CloudPanel must have rights to create the database on the SQL server and the user account you set on the previous install window for the application pool must have rights to the CloudPanel database.
If you are having issues with getting CloudPanel to authenticate with SQL then we suggest you use SQL Management Studio and test connecting to the same server name and instance that you specified in the CloudPanel install and using the same SQL credentials.