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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…

 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…

SMTP Restrictions in WHM

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…

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…

Checking Service Status Within WHM

If you have ever faced an issue with your site being down, or showing Database Connection errors, it is likely that there is a service that is down on the server. In WHM you are able to view the services running on the server as well as their status and version. You can also find the Current Load and Memory Usage on the server as well, all from within the Service Status page in WHM.   Where To Find Service Status Step One: Log into your WHM administrative Dashboard. Step Two: From WHM, in the upper left there will be…

Graceful Server Reboot From WHM

compared to 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…

How to Change the Root MYSQL Password For WHM

need to be logged in to WHM before proceeding.   Step 1: Search for the word root in the WHM search bar Step 2: Select MySQL Root Password under the SQL Services section     Step 3: Enter your desired password Step 4: Re enter the password to confirm Step 5: Click Change Password     Your root MySQL password should now be updated and ready to use.   Related Articles How to Change a cPanel User Password from WHM cPanel and WHM Overview How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server…

Exim Configuration Manager in WHM

what parts of the configuration you wish to reset, so you do not need to reset everything. The reset options are as follows: Reset cPanel & WHM Exim configuration files, one option at a time, until the installed Exim Configuration is valid Update the installed Exim configuration to the minimum version required by this version of cPanel & WHM Reset the entire Exim configuration to the default settings provided with cPanel & WHM Reset any manually customized data in the ACLs section Reset all Advanced Editor options, except third-party and custom ACLs Disable all third-party and custom ACLs   There…

Setting Your Update Preferences for cPanel/WHM

How Do I Change WHM and cPanel Update Settings? If you want to change the way updates are handled for WHM, you can do so under Server Configuration. You can also choose how cPanel is updated when WHM is updated. Whether you want automatic updates or prefer to do them manually, here’s how to change your update preferences…   Change WHM/cPanel Update Settings   Log in as root user on WHM Go to Home > Server Configuration > Update Preferences   Choose the Release Tier and the frequency in which updates are performed (Automatic, Manual or Never) under Daily Updates…

How to Get Started with your New cPanel / WHM Server

When you first purchase your server instance you’ll want to log into WHM to create your cPanel accounts – it’s your main interface for all essential tasks in a cPanel system. The format to connect to WHM is as follows: http://ip.address.here:2086 https://ip.address.here:2087   The ip.address.here marks where you need to replace with your actual IP, while the :2086 or :2087 specifies the ports that WHM uses. Once you place your filled out link above it should take you to a site that looks like this:   You will always use the username root to login to WHM and your password…