cPanel OR WHM you see message which says cPanel license is not activated.
- cPanel license not activated. Access verify.cpanel.net. Check if the license is activated on server IP. If is not, you will have to opt for one.
- cPanel license activated but not updated. If cPanel license is purchased, you will have to update it on the server as root via SSH. Execute the command /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt
- Firewall is not allowing to update the license. When connecting cPanel’s license server, it uses port 80. See to it that outgoing connection on port 80 are opened/enabled.
- Server’s hostname is not a FQDN. cPanel servers require a Fully Qualified Domain Name to be set as the server hostname. Make sure it is set. Example of FQDN is server.yourdomain.com