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How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM

When using WHM and cPanel to manage your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated server, private nameservers help enhance performance and security. Using ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com instead of generic nameservers provided by your hosting company can set your server apart. This guide will cover how to configure custom nameservers in WHM. Prerequisites VPS or Dedicated server Setup with cPanel.Private nameservers created here or at your domains registrar.cPanel account created for the domain to be used for nameservers. Nameserver Setup in WHM Step 1: Navigate to your WHM Portal using the hostname or the IP address of the server on port 2087. Alternatively,…

Understanding The WHM Process Manager

Three: After WHM has killed all of the processes belonging to the user, you will be brought to a page that is similar to if a single process was killed, indicating the user’s processes have been killed.     Related Articles Background Process Killer Overview in WHM – How you can set to automatically kill processes related to IRC Bots / Servers. Checking Service Status Within WHM – How to check the status of various cPanel / WHM Related Applications Definition of WHM Functions – A brief overview of the various actions that can be performed within WHM.    …

 How Do I Restore Backups In WHM?

By following these directions, you can easily restore backups in WHM if you’re on one of our Cloud or Dedicated servers with a WHM/cPanel license by following the steps in this guide. Backup Restoration Option Step 1:  Go to WHM (These log in details were provided in your welcome email when purchasing you cPanel license) Step 2:  Go to the Backup section, either by finding in the column on the left-hand-side or selecting Backup among the available options in WHM menu This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar Step 3:  Select the Backup Restoration option Step…

SMTP Restrictions in WHM

you’ll only receive mail from root connections, Mailman mailing list software and mail transport agent (MTA) to remote SMTP servers. Selecting Tweak Settings will take you into WHM >> Tweak Settings where you can also adjust SMTP settings like: Restrict outgoing SMTP to root, exim, and mailman Allow users to relay mail if they use an IP address through which someone has validated an IMAP or POP3 login within the last hour (Pop-before-SMTP) Add X-PopBeforeSMTP header for mail sent via POP-before-SMTP Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions Selecting A PHP Handler In WHM Most Recommended WHM Tweaks…

Reviewing Server Information In WHM

There may come a time where you will need to review the current information about your server running WHM, such as when looking to upgrade or seeing if more Storage Space or RAM is needed. Within WHM there is an easy place to find all of this information; on the Server Information page. This guide is intended to help Hostwinds clients who have a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license. Where To Find The Server Information Step One: Log into your WHM Administrative Dashboard Step Two: From the WHM Dashboard, in the upper left search for Server…

Editing A Package In WHM

click the Reset button at the bottom. Related Articles Creating a cPanel Account – A Guide on how to create a new cPanel account within WHM Adding A Package Into WHM – How you can add a new package in WHM to be used for the creation of cPanel accounts. Definition of WHM Functions – A brief overview of the different functions that can be performed through WHM If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat, on our Phones, or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team….

Graceful Server Reboot From WHM

a Forceful reboot, which is often compared to unplugging a computer from a wall, or a “hard” shutdown or reboot, and is more harmful to the operating system and the programs that are being run. Whenever possible it is recommended to reboot your server gracefully. Before continuing with this guide, please login to WHM. This is usually done using the root username and your given password. If you are unfamiliar with how to do that, you may review several methods of accessing both cPanel and WHM at our Cpanel and WHM overview. It is also possible to restart a server…

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

mod_userdir follow these steps: Step 1:  Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving to  (details to log into your WHM are provided in a welcome email upon purchase) Step 2:  Click on the Security Center button Step 3:  Click on the Apache mod_userdir Tweak button Step 4:  Ensure that the checkbox next to Enable mod_userdir Protection is checked Step 5:  Enter the name of the user you want for the corresponding host Step 6:  Click the Save button Helpful Related Articles Definition of WHM Functions Apache Configuration in WHM Guide How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server How to Configure ModSecurity in WHM

How To Manage SSH Keys With WHM

WHM access is not available for our shared and/or business shared clients as this requires root access and the license. For more information on how to log into your WHM interface, please review How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server Managing SSH Keys with WHM To manage SSH keys, follow this guide as it will show you how to add, import and manage them with your server.  SSH keys will be divided into two types: public and private. Step 1:  Log in to your WHM account Step 2:  Click on the Security Center button Step 3:  Click on Manage root’s SSH…