Streamlining Web Development: Linking GitHub to cPanel for Seamless Deployment

 Wednesday, February 7, 2024


In today's fast-paced web development landscape, efficient version control and deployment practices are crucial. Integrating GitHub with cPanel provides a powerful solution for managing and deploying your web applications seamlessly. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of setting up a GitHub account and linking it to cPanel.

A- Setting Up a GitHub Account

   1. Create a GitHub Account:

    Visit GitHub and sign up for a new account if you don't have one.

  2. Create a New Repository:

   1- Click on the "+" sign in the top right corner and select "New repository."
   2- Provide a name, description, visibility, and initialize with a README.
   3- Click "Create repository."

B- Linking GitHub to cPanel

  1. Install Git on Your Server:

   Ensure Git is installed on your server using the package manager.

  2. Generate SSH Key:

  •    Run ssh-keygen on your server to generate an SSH key.
  •    Copy the key to your clipboard using cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.

  3. Add SSH Key to GitHub:

   Add the SSH key to GitHub SSH settings.

  4. Clone Repository to Server:

   On your server, clone the repository using the SSH URL:

" git clone [email protected]:username/repository.git "


C- Configure Webhooks in GitHub

  In your GitHub repository, go to "Settings" -> "Webhooks" -> "Add webhook."
   1. Enter the Payload URL (use your cPanel domain) and set the Content type to application/json.
   2. Add a secret if needed and select events to trigger the webhook.
   3. Click "Add webhook."


Set Up Deployment Script:

   Create a deployment script (e.g., deploy.sh) in your repository.

Example script:

git pull origin main

Configure cPanel Cron Job

   In cPanel, go to "Cron Jobs" and add a new cron job.
   Schedule the job to run your deployment script at your desired interval.



   By linking GitHub to cPanel, you establish a streamlined workflow for version control and automated deployment. Changes pushed to your GitHub repository trigger automatic updates on your cPanel server, ensuring your web application is always up-to-date. This integration enhances collaboration and accelerates the development process. Implement these steps today to experience the efficiency and convenience of a synchronized development environment.