PHPMyAdmin Overview

What is PHPMyAdmin?   The administration of a MySQL database throughout the internet is managed by a tool written in PHP called PHPMyAdmin. The database itself is first setup in cPanel but PHPMyAdmin manages its functions. For example, PHPMyAdmin can create and alter databases. You can use it to add, edit, delete fields, drop entire databases, run SQL statements or even transmit information into different formats and administer keys. Basically, any table command you would run from shell at the mysql prompt can be accomplished here in this graphical user interface.   How Do I Access PHPMyAdmin?   To find…

MySQL Additional Access Hosts

How do I Allow Remote Access to my Database? You can allow remote access to your MySQL database in cPanel by doing the following: Login to cPanel Under the Databases section select Remote MySQL®     Put the IPs you want in the text box Click the Add Host button     Note : This interface also allows for wildcards (%)….

What’s the Difference Between Horde, Roundcube and SquirrelMail

Choosing a default Webmail application can be a bit confusing, especially if you do not really know the differences between the applications that cPanel provides. These differences are fairly subtle and the choice generally comes down to your personal preference and what you find useful in a mail client. In this article we will discuss these differences as well as visually illustrate them so that you can make an informed decision without the need to scour the internet for this information. The first time you open Webmail, you will notice that you can set any of these Webmail clients as…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

…Statistics Status Summary – Shows important information about the server’s statistics software     Process Statistics for User – Shows individual account statistics     Generators Configuration – Lets you pick which statistical analysis software your cPanel accounts can use. The three statistics options are Analog, AWStats and Webalizer     User Permissions – Sets the permissions on which cPanel users can adjust their statistics software     Schedule Summary – Lets you set when the software will be updated     Schedule Configuration – You can decide how often WHM processes that statistics information on your server    …

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…

Most Recommended WHM Tweaks

What are the best WHM Tweak Settings? WHM gives you incredible access to tweak and configure settings how you see fit. In the Tweak Settings section of WHM, the spectrum ranges from cPanel Addons to System settings. Adjusting your system performance to maximize your speed is vital and these recommendations will help you get the most out of your applications. Below is a list of the most recommended Tweak Settings in WHM. To get to Tweak Settings login into your WHM account and go to Home > Server Configuration > Tweak Settings.       Turn off Mailman Set email…

DNS Record Types Explained

…TTL value. For example, a 3600 value tells servers to check your website every hour for new updates.   TXT Machine readable data that includes sender Policy Framework, DNS-SD, DMARC, DKIM and opportunistic encryption. This started originally as random human readable text.   URL Record A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the web address of the website on the Internet. This is information you type into your browser to direct it to a specific website, like, www.hostwinds.com.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel Zone Editor Advanced Zone Editor (CPanel) A General Overview Of DNS How Do I Find My Nameservers?…

How to Create a Redirect in Virtualmin

Virtualmin is a Webmin module that is typically used to manage multiple virtual hosts through a single interface, similar to cPanel. It supports multiple functions such as creating/managing Apache virtual hosts, MySQL database creation/management, generating DNS zones, managing mailboxes, and much more. Like cPanel you can also manage the redirection of URL’s that are associated with your server by using Virtualmin’s intuitive interface. As I’m sure you know, the focus of this article is to explain how to create a redirect in Virtualmin. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet please…

How to Password Protect a Directory in Virtualmin

As far as control panels go, cPanel is a fairly common industry standard, however it comes at a cost. But what if you simply did not like cPanel or did not want to pay for a control panel and still wanted to use a control panel? The answer is Virtualmin/Webmin! Virtualmin/Webmin is an open source control panel that allows you to manage both your server and your websites with the familiar comfort of a GUI. In this article we will cover how to password protect a directory using the built in functionality of Virtualmin. This article implies that you have…

Spam Related Questions

…says it came from actually came from said domain. You can follow this guide on How to Setup SPF and DKIM Records in cPanel.   Validate Your Emails Sometimes even after setting SPF and DKIM records, your emails are still being filtered. In this case the next step is to add a DMARC record. DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, and is an email-validation system that builds on top of the SPF and DKIM system to not only authenticate, but also validate the emails sent. You can use the guide on How to Setup DMARC Records in…