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  • WHM Backup Configuration Explained

    Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm by Jithin

    Backups are inevitable part of websites/servers. If you are owner of a website/server, you should find some space to store the backup of your product. Otherwise the impact will be high if the server ran into any issues. Now, website administrators are given more priority to automate backups rather than manual backups. With cPanel there is a place to configure your backups. There are many factors that should be taken into account, before going to automatic backups. These will include how often th   [...]

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    How to Enable Remote MySQL Connection in WHM?

    Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm by Jithin

    By default, remote MySQL connections are disabled for all cPanel servers. The server hosted with large websites faces a big issue that because MySQL consumes large amount of resources. This will lead to high server load and always slow down the server. So, the best option is to setup a remote MySQL connection. It will randomly reduce the MySQL resource usage. We can enable this feature in WHM. To enable remote MySQL connection in WHM, please follow the below given steps.   Steps to en   [...]

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    How to create catch-all email address in cPanel

    Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm by Jithin

    cPanel offers the facility to create a catch-all email address for a domain name. In this article, we are going to see how to set a catch-all email account in cPanel.   What is catch-all email account? A catch-all email for a domain is the mail box that will catch all the emails sent to a user that is not present on the server for a domain name. For example, if I'm receiving an email to nouser@mydomain.com where there is no such mail box as "nouser" in the server for the domain mydomai   [...]

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    How to Limit Emails Per Hour in WHM?

    Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm by Jithin

    In this tutorial, we are going to see how to set maximum number of emails that can be send from an account in an hour. With InterServer, you could send up to 200 emails per hour. Have you ever wondered why there is a limit on sending emails? Sending a huge number of emails may be seen as spamming and can ruin the email reputation. If the email reputation is poor, some servers will even refuse to receive emails from your server and the emails will be bounced back. To avoid these type of issues   [...]

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    cPanel Icon Missing From WHM List Accounts.

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm by Jithin

    In this documentation, we will cover the issue regarding cPanel icon missing from WHM ‘List Accounts’.  The image below is a perfect example     To fix this issue, please follow the steps given below. 1) Login to WHM. 2) Click on the icon ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on ‘Tweak Settings’.   4) Select ‘System’ button.   5) Find the option " Accounts that can access a cPanel user account". Select ‘Roo   [...]

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    WHM List Account Option Shows 0 Disk Usage For cPanel Accounts

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm by Jithin

    In this documentation, we can discuss about how to resolve the issue regarding when we tried to list the cPanel accounts in WHM ‘List Accounts’ option, the ‘Disk Used’ portion shows disk usage as 0 for all users.   To resolve this issue, please follow the below given steps. 1) For a VPS run fixquotas script. Use the below command for this. $ /script/fixquotas This script will fix the issue. But in some cases, when we run that script we receive an output like this: $    [...]

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    How to Enable/Disable Webalizer Stats on cPanel Server

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm by Jithin

    In this tutorial we can check learn to enable/disable webalizer stats on a cPanel server Webalizer is an application that gives information about your web traffic. It helps to identify daily traffic statistics, top countries visiting your website, and hourly statistics.   Enable Webalizer for all domains on a cPanel server 1) Login to your WHM interface. 2) Click on the icon ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click ‘Tweak Settings’.   4) Then selec   [...]

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    Create New Admin Account in WordPress via MySQL

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm by Jithin

    In this tutorial, we can discuss how to create a new admin account in WordPress via MySQL. 1) Login to your cPanel account. 2) Select the icon ‘phpMyAdmin’ under the ‘Databases’ section.   3) A new window will open and here you can see the list of databases of your accounts on the left-hand side bar. Then click on the database for your particular WordPress installation.   4) After the database details are loaded, you need to click on the tab ‘SQL’.   [...]

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    How to Enable SMTP Restrictions

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm by Jithin

    SMTP restrictions prevent users from bypassing the mail server to send mail. This feature allows you to configure your server so that the mail transport agent (MTA), Mailman mailing list software, and root user are the only accounts able to connect to remote SMTP servers. In this tutorial, we can discuss how to enable SMTP restrictions via WHM.   To enable SMTP restrictions from WHM, follow the below steps. 1) Login to WHM. 2) Click on the icon ‘Security Center’. &nbs   [...]

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    How to Enable Temporary URL in WHM?

    Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm by Jithin

    The temporary URL is used when the domain is in DNS propagation period. If you have just migrated your website from a different hosting provider, you may need to enable a temporary URL to verify if your site works before switching nameservers.  Apache’s mod_userdir allows users to view their sites by entering their server hostname followed by a tilde (~) and the website owner’s username. (Example: http://servername.com/~username.)   To enable temporary URL, do the following st   [...]

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    Change Primary Domain Document Root in cPanel/WHM

    Posted at March 4, 2017 at 12:26 am by Jithin

    The cPanel accounts are created using a primary domain. All primary domains on the hosting account use "public_html" directory for all its website files and data. The sub-directories inside the public_html directory is occupied by the addon domains. The primary domain can also be setup to use a sub-directory inside public_html directory instead of public_html itself. Follow the below steps to change the document root of your primary domain in cPanel account. Please note that, you will need to ha   [...]

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    Fix : WHM/cPanel redirecting to hostname

    Posted at March 4, 2017 at 12:26 am by Jithin

    When you accessing WHM, cPanel or webmail, web server redirecting to hostname. The issue is caused due to the SSL security expired on that domain. By default, the option "Always redirect users to the SSL/TLS ports and certificate hostname when visiting cPanel/WHM/webmail, etc. " is ON mode in WHM   Error Fixing 1) Login to WHM. 2) Select the icon ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on ‘Tweak Settings’ icon.   4) Select the ‘Redirect’ tab. By    [...]

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    How to Change MX Record to Local MX in cPanel?

    Posted at March 4, 2017 at 12:26 am by Jithin

    We can change remote mx record to local mx record via WHM. That way, we can we can use cPanel webmail as our mail account instead of google applications. 1) Login to WHM. 2) Click the icon ‘DNS Functions’.   3) Click on ‘Edit DNS Zone’ icon.   4) Select the account you want to edit DNS record. Then click on the ‘Edit’ button.   5) Set MX record and point it to your IP address.   6) Select ‘Local Mail Exchanger’ fro   [...]

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    How to Find What is Using Most of the Disk Space in Linux

    Posted at March 4, 2017 at 12:25 am by Jithin

    In this tutorial, we can check how to find what is using most of the disk space in Linux Server. If you notice that you are unable to access your cPanel/WHM, Webmail and your websites are loading slowly, your server may be running out of disk space. Disk space is one of the most important server resource which should be monitored and maintained regularly for good server health. You may see the following error when accessing your cPanel/WHM/Webmail. Sorry for the inconvenience! The filesys   [...]

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    How to change Apache Port Number on a cPanel Server

    Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm by Jithin

    In this tutorial we can learn how to change Apache Port Number on a cPanel Server. Apache is a widely-used web server that is distributed under "open source" license. By default, Apache uses port 80 and secure port 443. You can change the port through WHM or from the cli. Follow the below Steps to change Apache port number through WHM. 1) Login to WHM through https://yourserverIP:2087 2) Go to 'Tweak Settings'.   3) Click on ‘System’ under ‘Tweak settings’.    [...]

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    How to Change MySQL Server Time Zone

    Posted at February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm by Jithin

    In this article, we can discuss about how to change the MySQL server time zone. To change the time zone of your MySQL server, please follow the below steps.   1) Login to your server via SSH as root user. 2) You can find current MySQL server time zone via executing the following command. $ mysql  -e "SELECT @@global.time_zone;" The output of the above command is something similar to the following: @@global.time_zone SYSTEM Here we can see that the MySQL time zone is set as    [...]

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    How to Install PowerDNS in WHM and CentOS?

    Posted at February 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm by Jithin

    PowerDNS is an open source DNS server software. It provides high performance with low memory requirements.   PowerDNS Nameserver There are two types of PowerDNS nameserver: 1) Authoritative: Authoritative servers will answer about the domains it knows, but it does not resolve the queries about other domains. 2) Recursor: Recursor has no knowledge of the domains itself. It consults other authoritative servers to answer questions given to it.   Installing PowerDNS th   [...]

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    All about cPanel Chkservd Service

    Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm by Jithin

    CHKSERVD Service is an in-built monitoring tool with cPanel. It monitors other services running on the server. You can assign the services to the chkservd service that need to be monitored. If the services monitored by chkservd is found down, it will try to restart that service and will also notify the admin of the server by sending Email alerts.   Enable/disable services to be monitored by chkservd Method 1 1) Login to your WHM interface. 2) Navigate to Home >>Service    [...]

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    How to install cPanel/WHM on CentOS 7

    Posted at December 13, 2016 at 11:30 am by Jithin

    In this tutorial we can check how to install cPanel on a CentOS 7 server. Before installing cPanel onto the server perl must be installed. For that, login as root and run the given below command: yum install perl -y The next step is to set a host-name for the server. The host-name must be a full qualified domain name. For example: server.example.com hostname server.example.com It is to be noted that the hostname setup must be owned by the user. Next change the directory to /home, to    [...]

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    DDOS Prevention Settings in CSF firewall

    Posted at December 13, 2016 at 11:30 am by Jithin

    Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are common threats that every publicly accessible web server faces. PORTFLOOD and SYNFLOOD are the two directives in CSF firewall to prevent DDOS. SYNFLOOD is disabled by default, but if you are expecting an attack you should enable it and set the rules. Follow the instructions below in order to utilize SYNFLOOD properly.   1)  Login to your WHM interface. 2) Select Plugins (Home >> Plugins). &nb   [...]

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    RESTRICT_SYSLOG is disabled error in CSF

    Posted at November 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm by Jithin

    WARNING: RESTRICT_SYSLOG is disabled. See SECURITY WARNING in Firewall Configuration    An easy solution to resolve this is given below: 1) Login to WHM and navigate to Home>>Plugins.   2) Click on the option ‘ConfigServer Security & Firewall’.   3) A new window will open and Click the option ‘Firewall Configuration’ from there.   4) Set RESTRICT_SYSLOG to 3.   5) Save and Restart CSF.   You c   [...]

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    Manage Keep-Alive settings in WHM

    Posted at November 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm by Jithin

    Keep-Alive maintains the connection between client and the server. It is used to prevent the connection from intermittent breaking. For this please follow the below steps.   1) Login to your WHM interface. 2) Select the option ‘Service configuration’.   3) Click on the icon ‘Apache configuration’.   4) Click on ‘Global Configuration’.   5) Select the ‘on or off’ button to change the settings.   6) Click Sav   [...]

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    How to disable LFD excessive resource usage alert?

    Posted at November 18, 2016 at 5:45 am by Jithin

    In this tutorial, we can check different methods to disable LFD excessive resource usage alert. Login Failure Daemon(LFD) is a daemon process which runs on VPS or Dedicated servers that uses Config Server Firewall(CSF) for server security. LFD scans the server logs and sends notifications every time when the process uses more memory or takes more time than the value assigned in your CSF configuration file. LFD considers recent failed login attempts as 'Brute Force Attacks' and blocks those IP   [...]

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    How to Open a Port in CSF Firewall? ( cPanel )

    Posted at October 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm by Jithin

    What is a port A port is a process-specific or an application-specific software construct serving as a communication endpoint. It is used by the transport layer protocols of the Internet Protocols suite such as UDP and TCP. The term port is also used in the hardware devices. They are the physical setup of the systems to get connected with another hardware media. Here, we are going to see about the logical construct that identifies a specific process or network service. An IP address and a pro   [...]

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    PHP Hardening Steps in WHM

    Posted at September 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm by Jithin

    Local file inclusion attacks Local file inclusion attacks happen when an aggressor maneuvers neighborhood documents into PHP scripts keeping in mind the end goal is to view delicate data approximately about your framework. For instance, an assailant may utilize a nearby document consideration weakness in a PHP script to see the/and so forth/passwd record. This would permit an aggressor to find fundamental data about your web server's records. To restrict the effect of nearby document incorpor   [...]

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    About cPanelID

    Posted at September 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm by Jithin

    cPanelID is a set of credentials that allows customers to login to various cPanel websites and services. It is a combination of username and password. cPanelID is used to reduce the number of usernames and passwords that the cPanel users need to remember. Using cPanelID the customer only needs to remember a single username and password for the cPanel Store, the cPanel ticketing system and the billing system. cPanelID uses a single username and password authentication database on the back end. cP   [...]

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    How to Enable and Manage AutoSSL in WHM/cPanel

    Posted at September 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm by Jithin

    AutoSSL helped many cPanel and WHM users who had issues with SSL installation and renewal. With the entry of AutoSSL there are no more fill out, and no more certificates to manually copy.  The Domain will get a Validated SSL certificate automatically by enabling AutoSSL. The advantage of AutoSSL is that on the time of expiration time a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.   How do you enable AutoSSL? AutoSSL enabling is much easy! In WHM navigate to the AutoSSL interf   [...]

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    Install and manage MyDNS in cPanel

    Posted at August 22, 2016 at 11:01 am by Jithin

    MyDNS is a DNS server software used in Linux servers. It is also referred as MyDNS-NG. MyDNS uses a database to store the server's DNS zone files. Therefore, it acts as an efficient nameserver for servers or DNS clusters that store large numbers of zone records. MyDNS requires the following minimum configuration to run on your cPanel & WHM server: 1) cPanel & WHM version 11.32 or later. 2) MySQL® version 5.0 or later. 3) BIND: -BIND is a base requirement for cPanel & WHM   [...]

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    Manage Exim Mail Queue in WHM

    Posted at August 22, 2016 at 10:34 am by Jithin

    Exim is a mail transfer agent and free software used in the UNIX- like operating system. Exim is used to control email delivery in our server because of the mail queue management option is enabled in the server. We can use Exim directly via command line also.   Mail Queue Manager in WHM Now we are checking how to use the mail queue manager in WHM. 1) Log into WHM. 2) In the top left Find box, type in Email, then click on Mail Queue Manager.   3) Type the usern   [...]

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    Fix cPanel Error “IP Address Has Changed!”

    Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm by Jithin

    In this documentation we can learn how to fix the cPanel Error “IP Address Has Changed!” from Reseller panel WHM.   1) Login into WHM. 2) Go to ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on ‘Tweak Settings’.   4) Go to the tab ‘Security’.   5) Locate the option ’Cookie IP Validation’.   6) Change the settings to “Loose” and the frequency of re-authentication will be lowered. You can also be disabled it enti   [...]

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    How to Install Modules via EasyApache

    Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm by Jithin

    In this documentation, we can learn how to install modules via EasyApache.   1) Login to WHM. 2) Click on the option ‘Software’.   3) Select the icon ‘EasyApache3’.   4) Select the apache version and click the button ‘Next step’.   5) Then you will enter the another page, here we can change the php version and click the button ‘Next Step’.   6) Click on the option ‘Exhaustive Options List’ to enable the   [...]

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    Understanding Mod_proxy

    Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm by Jithin

    Mod_proxy is an apache module that is used for implementing a proxy for apache web server. Mod_proxy provides basic proxy capabilities and it manages connections and redirects them. It is used to support virtual host proxies. Mod_proxy can be used as a forward or reverse proxy. A forward proxy forwards to an arbitrary destination where as a reverse proxy forwards to a fixed destination. We can also configure mod_proxy modules to connect to other proxy modules. Mod_proxy module in apache acts as    [...]

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    Enable AWStats in cPanel

    Posted at August 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm by Jithin

    AWStats is a free powerful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, graphically, ftp, or mail server statistics.  The AWStats allows to access data from the Advanced Web Statistics (AWStats) software, which compiles details about the way users access your website. AWStats is a free software distributed under the GNU General Public License. This log identifier works from command line and shows you all possible details in your log. It uses a partial detailed able to process large log files, q   [...]

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    Enable IonCube Loader in WHM

    Posted at July 21, 2016 at 11:13 am by Jithin

    In this documentation, we can learn how to enable IonCube loader in WHM.   1) Login to WHM. 2) Go to ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on the icon ‘Tweak settings’.   4) Go to the tab ‘PHP’.     5) Locate the option ‘cPanel PHP Loader’.   6) Select the check box near IonCube.   7) Click the button ‘Save’.   That is how we can enable IonCube loader in WHM.     [...]

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    Change Default Language in WHM

    Posted at July 21, 2016 at 10:55 am by Jithin

    In this documentation, we can learn how to change default language in WHM.   1) Login to WHM. 2) Go to ‘Server Configuration’.   3) Click on the icon ‘Tweak settings’.   4) Go to the tab ‘System’.   5) Locate the section ‘Server Locale’ and select the language.   6) Click the button ‘Save’.   That is how we can change default language in WHM.   If you need any further assistanc   [...]

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    How to Disable SpamCop RBL in WHM

    Posted at July 21, 2016 at 10:54 am by Jithin

    In this documentation, we can learn how to disable SpamCop RBL in WHM.   1) Login to WHM. 2) Go to the icon ‘Service Configuration’.   3) Click the icon ‘Exim Configuration Manager’.   4) Go to the tab ‘Basic editor’.   5) Select the tab ‘RBLs’.   6) Locate the option ‘RBL: bl.spamcop.net’ and set it to OFF.   7) Click the button ‘Save’.   That is how we can disable Spa   [...]

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    Backup and Restore in cPanel

    Posted at December 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm by Jithin

    The Backup option allows us to generate full or partial backups of cPanel accounts including files, databases, Email forwarders and filters.   Steps to access the “Backups” option. 1: Login to cPanel. 2: Locate the “Files” section and click on “Backups” option from there as shown below.   Download a Full Website Backup You can refer the following steps to generate a full backup of your website. 1: Click “Download a Full Website Backup”    [...]

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