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  1. #1
    Registered User HostSailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014

    How to check and fix cPanel License error✅

    If you are using a cPanel/WHM installed server, you may face 'Invalid cPanel license' error sometimes due to issues with the cPanel license currently inuse on the server. The licensing is done for the server IP address. The error can occur due to different reasons.

    1. The existing license expired. You can check if the license is active or not for your server IP via the official cPanel website itself. You can paste the server IP and check if the license is active or not.
    2. The main IP of the server got changed. You need to cross-check and verify if the main IP of the server is the same which is already licensed.
    3. The license may not be refreshed. You can run a command from the server to do the license check and refresh if it is active.

    Once you have verified if the license is active, do the following steps:

    1. Login to the server via terminal as root.
    2. Run the following command:
      # /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt
    3. If the license is already active, you will get the following result:
      Updating cPanel license...Done. Update succeeded.
      Building global cache for cpanel...Done
    4. If it is not active, you will get an error with the details. You need to check it with the hosting support if you are already licensed and still getting the error.

    You can watch the video tutorial of this task by clicking here.
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  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2022
    To fix the error due to one of the above issues first make sure your IP is licensed. To check the status of your license go to and enter in your IP address. After running that command the license will be updated and you shouldn't see that error anymore.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Sometimes we all get the error related to cpanel license but we can resolve it easily.
    First we have to check that licence is available or not for your IP address and you can check this through: .

    After checking the IP address you can run below command:
    /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt --force

    Your license will be updated.

    If you are beginner an want more details then you can check guide for cpanel license error.

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