Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM

cPanel/WHM offers two FTP servers; Pure-FTPD and ProFTPd. Pure-FTPD is the default FTP server that’s installed with cPanel/WHM. The following steps are for Pure-FTPD and should allow you to increase the maximum number of simultaneous connections.   Log in to WHM Type “ftp” into the search bar that is located in the upper left section of WHM’s main interface Below the search bar, you’ll see the matching results to your search. Select “FTP Server Configuration”     Scroll down and locate “Maximum Connections” and “Maximum Connections Per IP Address”. You can increase both of these values, however it’s recommended to…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

What is WHM Statistics Software Configuration? Statistics Software Configuration in the Server Configuration section of WHM is a dashboard that shows all the server statistics and statistics software available to use. You can access this dashboard by going to Home > Server Configuration > Statistics Software Configuration     The dashboard includes 6 modules that allow you to review information. You can choose the applications to run, then set permissions on them. You can also set schedules for and configure them. Read below to see a brief overview of the modules and what they can do.   Statistics Status Summary…

Setting Server time in WHM

How do I change the server time in WHM?   If you have WHM access, which you do with any Cloud or Dedicated server (at Hostwinds), here’s what you need to do:   Go to WHM and login as root user Go to Home > Server Configuration > Server Time     Choose the correct time zone from the drop down menu Choose Sync Time with Time Server    …

Setting Up cPanel/WHM Packages

How Do I Create Packages In WHM For cPanel?   Setting up packages makes creating and managing multiple cPanel accounts easier.   Log in to WHM Go to Packages You can find this section by searching for the word “package” in the search bar Go to Add a Package     Name your package Define the resource allocation for the account     Choose the settings you want for this package Click the add button     Resources – If these are left at zero, they’ll have unlimited resources of that type.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel And WHM Overview…

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 your WHM account and head to Security Center => ModSecurity Configuration.     What Settings Can I Change? On the Configure Global Directives you’ll be given an interface to configure your settings. Review the list below to see what you can adjust. Audit Log Level…

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 your text message online you’ll have authenticated your information from two different sources.   How do I configure two-factor authentication on WHM? To setup two-factor authentication on WHM, follow the guide below.   You’ll need a smartphone with a proper time-based one-time password (TOTP) app…

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     Click on Manage root’s SSH Keys button     How do I generate a new SSH key? This section will show you how to generate a new key, public or private.   Click the Generate New Key button     Create a unique key…

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 send mail. This service is useful because bypassing mail servers is a common practice of spammers. By setting up restrictions you’ll only receive mail from root connections, Mailman mailing list software and mail transport agent (MTA) to remote SMTP servers.  …

WHM PHP Configuration Common Tweaks

Ideal PHP settings are dependent on the software you’re using and whether or not you’re experiencing any issues with the current settings. WHM allows you to adjust settings and make 4 different tweaks to the PHP in Tweak Settings. You can access Tweak Settings by going Home > Service Configuration > PHP Configuration Editor.   Best WHM PHP configuration tweaks       We’ve identified the ones for you that have the most impact below:   PHP max execution time If your site is poorly optimized to the point that your PHP script requires longer than 90 seconds to complete,…

How to Change a cPanel User Password from WHM

If you have access to WHM and a client who cannot log in to their cPanel on your server, you may follow these steps to reset the password for them. In order to begin, you will first want to log into WHM with your username and the password from your Client Area. Step 1: Type the word list in the top-left box   Step 2: Click on List Accounts Step 3: Search for the cPanel account using any of the options to find the account you wish to reset the password for     Step 4: Click the + sign…