SMTP Restrictions in WHM

How do I setup SMTP Restrictions? You can setup SMTP Restrictions by logging into WHM and heading to Security Center > SMTP Restrictions.       Inside the interface click the Enable button to start the service.     SMTP Restrictions is a feature in WHM that stops users from bypassing the mail server to…

Using Two-Factor Authentication with WHM

What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication is a way of confirming someone’s credentials through two methods.  For example, you must provide a password on the website along with your username AND a text message will be sent to the phone you put on file when registering the account.  Once you provide the pin code from…

How to Configure ModSecurity in WHM

Hostwinds VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Server clients have the option to configure WHM to fit their needs.  Your WHM comes with a free web app called ModSecurity. It’s helpful for dealing with common attacks, such as trojans, SQL injections, session hijacking and more. To adjust your ModSecurity settings on a global scale, log in to…

WHM Security Checklist/Best Practices

How do I make my server more secure? Here are some of the best tips to make sure that your WHM server is more secure: Use secure passwords Secure SSH Secure Apache Harden your system Restrict your system’s compilers Disable unused services and daemons Monitor your system Enable a firewall Stay up-to-date If you’d like…

Managing SSH Keys with WHM

How do I manage 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.   Log in to your WHM account Click on the Security Center button  …

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

What is Apache Mod_userdir? Apache Mod_userdir is a way to access a user’s website through a URL that contains the cPanel  user name.  For example, you can set it up so your website can be accessed through various ways, including: http://<IPADDRESS>/~cPanelUsername/ http://<SERVERNAME>/~cPanelUsername http://<yourdomain.com>/~cPanelUsername This can be useful to review your website redesign, your website migration…

My cPanel/WHM License has Expired

How do I renew my cPanel/WHM license with Hostwinds?   cPanel/WHM licenses are part of an automatic renewal process when you sign up for a service with Hostwinds that uses them.  We will manage the license for you depending on the product or service you purchased with us.  If you experience any issues, these are…

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…

Restarting a Service in WHM

How do I Restart a Service in WHM? Through WHM’s dashboard you’re able to restart the necessary services in a quick yes or no format.  The guide below outlines how to access the restarts.  Usually daemons will need to be restarted, as they are the processes that run in the background of the server.  Typically…