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Restart Service: Mailing List Manager (Mailman)

If the Mailing List Manager is not responsive or is not sending out the desired newsletter correctly, it may be necessary to restart the service. This guide goes into the steps on how to perform this. This guide is intended for Hostwinds Cloud VPS and Dedicated Server clients who are using cPanel/WHM. How To Restart Mailing List Manager (Mailman) Through WHM Step One: Connect and log into WHM Step Two: Scroll down to Restart Services and click into it or enter in “Restart Services” to the search bar Step Three: Click Mailing List Manager (Mailman) from the list of available…

Set cPanel License’s IP

…screen. How to Activate cPanel License Next is very simple to activate your cPanel License. First, login to your VPS through SSH or the Get VNC option in the Cloud Control Portal. If you have a Dedicated Server, you would need to use SSH. Once you login simply run the following code and you should see this activation message. /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt Now you should be able to log in to your WHM to configure your cPanel for your server. Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview A Beginners Guide to cPanel How to Install cPanel on your VPS Setup cPanel and WHM

Setting the A Record for Your Domain

There are a couple ways that the A record for your domain can be set. You can either do this from within cPanel or WHM. If you are on our Shared or Business hosting plans, you will need to do this in cPanel. Please note that the domains nameservers will need to be pointing to the server that is used to complete the steps below. How To Set The A Record Within WHM First you will want to Login to your WHM Next, Locate DNS Functions within the WHM Menu This can be found quickly by using the search bar and…

Perform a DNS Cleanup

There may come a time when your DNS Zone Files become cluttered with useless records, or even duplicates. Fortunately cPanel have thought ahead on this and incorporated a feature into WHM to clean this up for us. WHM provides the ability to run a DNS Cleanup, which will clean up nameserver configuration settings. This is helpful for eliminating duplicate nameserver configuration files that can lead to issues with the server and in the case a BIND configuration file becomes corrupt. Before following through with the steps below, it would be recommended that you take a backup of your current Zone files…

Email and Attachment Limits

…emails. The size limit of attachments on emails in our Shared, Business, and Reseller hosting is 50 MB. This is also the default value in WHM if you are running your own WHM/cPanel installation on a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server. You can change this value on your VPS or dedicated server in WHM under exim Configuration Manager >> Advanced Editor >> Add additional Configuration Setting >> message_size_limit . Related Articles How do I Add Email Accounts in cPanel Definition of Email Icons in cPanel Exim Configuration Manager in WHM Why is My Mail Going to My Recipient’s SPAM Folder?…

Adding a DNS Zone

…  Login to your WHM account Head to Home > DNS Functions > Add a DNS Zones This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar     Fill out the Domain Information section with an IP Address for the A record and the domain it is attached to Click the Add Zone button     You can now view the results of your added domain in the Domain Owner Information section.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview cPanel Zone Editor How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server Definition of WHM Functions…

How To Delete A DNS Zone

WHM makes it quite easy to delete a DNS zone. This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have access to WHM as a Reseller or have a cPanel/WHM license for their VPS or Dedicated server. To delete a DNS zone, follow the steps in this guide: As always, we suggest that you take a snapshot backup before making changes or deleting any DNS Zones Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar Select the Delete a DNS Zone option For the one you want to delete,…

Unable To Connect Authentication Error

…database hasn’t become corrupt. This can happen due to a server update or even a cPanel update.   Synchronizing Passwords   Login to WHM Go to the cPanel section This can be located quickly by searching for “ftp” in the search bar Go to Synchronize FTP passwords     Select Proceed     You can also go to FTP Configuration and change it to Proftpd, which should force synchronization of passwords.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM Definition of WHM Functions…

Setting a Service to Automatically Restart Upon Failure

You don’t have to adjust or add settings for this because cPanel and WHM already automatically restart a service when it fails. The chkservd constantly monitors all the services to make sure they are working properly. Every 5 minutes the chkservd decides which services are online and which need restarting. Services monitored include those such as, MySQL, Apache, BIND, Interchange, Webmail, Exim, etc. To see results from the chkservd look through: The /var/log/chkservd.log log file contains the results from each check that it performs. WHM’s Server Information interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Status >> Server Information) displays the results…