Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

For cPanel & WHM version 60


cPanel & WHM ships with a large collection of third party software that performs a wide variety of functions.

A large number of third parties distribute their software under various open-source license agreements. cPanel, Inc. includes copies of all applicable open-source licenses on your server, and ensures that source RPMs (SRPMs) are publicly available.


SourceGuardian Loader, ioncube, and Zend Optimizer are not open-source applications. 

License information

You can find copies of all of the license agreements that apply to cPanel's third-party software in the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/common-licenses directory on your server. This directory includes license information for third-party software that cPanel ships as RPMs, and for cPanel-provided Site Publisher templates.  

For example, the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/common-licenses/LGPL-2 file is a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2. 

Find license information

To determine which license a third-party application uses, check the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/name/copyright file, where name represents the template or RPM name.

To view information about any of the third-party software that cPanel ships as an RPM, you can also run the rpm -q cpanel-rpm-version.version.arch --info command.


  • Replace cpanel-rpm-version.version.arch with the RPM for which you wish to view information. For example:

  • Some third-party RPMs distribute under multiple licenses. Because of this, you may see multiple License entries.

Find an SRPM

To find the SRPM for a specific third-party RPM, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to our RPM update server.
  2. Navigate to the directory for the version of cPanel & WHM for which we shipped the RPM.
  3. Navigate to the src/ directory. The system lists all SRPMs as .src.cpm files.

For example, you can find Perl's SRPM at as the cpanel-perl-514.5.14.4-4.cp1146.src.rpm file.


Additional documentation

There is no content with the specified labels

There is no content with the specified labels