2 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2014 3:40 PM by winuxguy

    WHD Installation Initialization from localhost only


      Hello, I am looking for a way to bypass the WHD installation initialization from the localhost only.


      Question: How can I setup a Linux server without a GUI and complete the initialization on http://localhost:8081?


      On a server install of Linux without a GUI/browser it appears to be impossible to set it up. I tried LYNX but that didn't work. Do I have to install a GUI just long enough to run the first setup? Is there another work-around for this?



        • Re: WHD Installation Initialization from localhost only

          The only way I can think of to do this without installing a GUI would be to use SSH forwarding.


          • Enable SSH forwarding on your SSH server (if necessary)
          • Install PuTTY on your Windows machine (or use ssh on your Linux desktop)
          • Set up a port forwarding scheme in PuTTY that will forward local port 8081 to   ( is relative to the remote SSH host)
          • Open the SSH connection and login.
          • Open your browser to and you should get the WHD setup!
            • Re: WHD Installation Initialization from localhost only

              You may certainly do these (service webhelpdesk stop):

              1. Stop WHD after install

              2. Edit the file /usr/local/webhelpdesk/conf/whd.conf and look for the line below:



              and set it to:


              3. Save the file and start WHD (service webhelpdesk start)


              If you are done with the initialization, you can revert the changes above with the "PRIVILEGED_NETWORKS="