How to Downgrade Local License for Testing
Last modified: March 9, 2021
/var/cpanel/license.cfg file is available in cPanel & WHM version 84 and later.
This document provides steps to downgrade your server’s local license for testing purposes. You can use the file
/var/cpanel/license.cfg to request a restricted cPanel & WHM license. This restricted license will benefit developers who would like to test custom code or experiment with user limitations.
The system uses the
/var/cpanel/license.cfg file to determine the license request to downgrade your local license.
You cannot use this file to upgrade your license. To upgrade your license, contact cPanel Customer Service.
Downgrade your local license
To downgrade your local license for testing, perform the following steps:
From the command line, log in to your cPanel & WHM server as the
/var/cpanel/license.cfgfile with your favorite editor.
maxusersvalues to your desired settings. See the table below for more information.
Save the file and refresh the license. To refresh the license, run the
||string||A server profile.||
||integer||A numeric value.||A positive integer that does not exceed the maximum user count for your license.||