Manage Email Accounts in cPanel

Posted at November 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm by Jithin

This documentation will give you a step by step instructions to create and manage Email accounts associated with your cPanel domains. You may also refer the following video tutorial : [embed][/embed]   To begin, log in to cPanel and navigate to “Mail” section.   Create New Email Accounts 1: Click on Email Accounts   2: Enter the Email user name you wish to create.   3: Enter and confirm   [...]

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Website

Posted at November 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm by InterServer Staff

Small business websites often represent countless hours and thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands of dollars, of design and development work. Once websites are launched, routine tasks often fall on SMB managers and owners. While you may enjoy updating the home page with a fresh ad campaign or publishing the occasion blog post, when was the last time you backed up your website? This is a frequently neglected area. Sure, you know how important it is to back up files on your computer, s   [...]

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Where can I get a SCP/SFTP client?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:35 am by InterServer Staff

A windows SCP/SFTP client is available from You can also download Version 3.3 at

What if a security hole is found in a program you provide. How can I upgrade?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:34 am by InterServer Staff

If you run cPanel / WHM most software packages will be upgraded automatically when cPanel upgrades. Through shell running /scripts/upcp will upgrade your server software and cpanel. If you run the Admin Center most software packages will be upgraded automatically. You can also run the upgrade program through shell running /admin/upgraderpms -a

Install VSFTPD on centos servers (FTP daemon)

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:26 am by InterServer Staff

On centos/RHEL based systems vsftpd is available. To install, become root - we will be using yum going forward. This process is meant to be done on a system with out a control panel (ie cpanel / directadmin) which already provide ftp. install vsftpd yum -y install vsftpd edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf I prefer nano, other editors are vi nano -w /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf Note: its possible the config file is /etc/vsftpd.conf on older systems - normally it is not normal setup: change anonymous_e   [...]

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Installing a lamp stack on Ubuntu / Debian

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:26 am by InterServer Staff

On ubuntu, you can install the LAMP stack (apache / php / mysql) using apt For example: apt-get update apt-get install mysql-server apache2 php5-mysql apache2-mpm-prefork Choose your php method: libapache2-mod-php5 - server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (Apache 2 module)libapache2-mod-fcgid - an alternative module compat with mod_fastcgilibapache2-mod-suphp - Apache2 module to run php scripts with the owner permissions   and install PHP   apt-get install libapache2-mo   [...]

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I just recieved a Welcome Email. How do I log into the server?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:26 am by InterServer Staff

On our linux servers SSH is included by default. If you do no have a SSH client please see our FAQ at which has locations of where to download an SSH Client. We do not recommend using Telnet to log into your server. Although Telnet may be running it is insecure and passwords are sent in clear text. By default SSH as root is enabled. You can log in using the username root and the root password.

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Can I FTP to the server as root, not as a normal user?

Posted at October 9, 2015 at 12:00 am by InterServer Staff

By default we do not have this enabled. SCP/SFTP would be better to use over FTP. For information on these services please see If you still wish to enabled FTP as root this can be done by editing /etc/proftpd.conf. For information on this see