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WHM vs cPanel

What’s the difference between WHM and cPanel?   cPanel is used to manage your sites and domains, while Web Host Manager (WHM) is used to manage multiple hosting accounts/multiple cPanels. For example, setting limits on the amount of memory allocated to each account or limiting the number of domains each account can have. WHM is often used by web designers and developers to offer their clients hosting packages.   Note : Shared hosting plans do not come with WHM. All cloud and dedicated servers have the ability to access WHM with a cPanel license.   Can’t I Just Add Client…

Domain MX Records (cPanel)

…so you can have your email delivered to you Gmail account by first connecting your domain with Google Apps then use the steps referenced above to add the following MX records in cPanel. ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 1 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10 Adding all five ensures that if one goes down or there’s maintenance, your email will still continue to be delivered. It can take up to 48 hours for these changes to take effect. What Is DNS Propagation? Helpful Related Articles cPanel Zone Editor A General Overview Of DNS How To Access cPanel A Beginners Guide To cPanel

How to Configure cPanel Cron Jobs From WHM

This guide will go over how to set up cron jobs for cpanel from WHM. By the end of this guide, you will be able to automate jobs on your server like updates and backups which can save you lots of time with your Server Administration tasks. Configure cPanel Cron Jobs Step 1. Log into WHM as an adminStep 2. After logging into WHM you will want to select the Configure cPanel Cron Jobs option in the Server Configuration section from the list of the left side. Step 3. On the following page, select the command for your desired cron job task….

cPanel Bandwidth Metrics

cPanel provides a number of ways to measure your websites. The Bandwidth metric is a tool for viewing your website’s overall bandwidth usage for your traffic. This is very useful, particularly if you are needing to look into upgrading or reviewing the resources of your websites to determine if you will need additional bandwidth on your services.   How Can I Track My Site Bandwidth? The Bandwidth tracker is located under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   When you click on the Bandwidth icon, you will be redirected to the Bandwidth page. This page will show multiple…

How To Use File Manager In cPanel

cPanel’s File Manager provides you with an easy way to edit, upload, copy, remove and manage your web hosting files from your browser.  This article will give a fundamental rundown of the methods that you can use to traverse through the file manager. Before continuing with this guide, you will want to access cPanel. If your are not sure how to do this, see How To Access cPanel Begin by clicking the “File Manager” icon within the “Files” section of your cPanel. The layout of the file manager is intuitive and looks familiar to most. On the left side, you’ve…

Changing cPanel Main Domain

…can move all of the files to the public_html folder for your primary domain. You can also change the document root of the primary domain by adding the following to a .htaccess file in your public_html folder: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yourdomain.com$ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.yourdomain.com$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !directory/ RewriteRule (.*) /directory/$1 [L] Replace yourdomain.com and directory above with your primary domain name and the folder or directory that your files exist in Helpful Related Articles A Beginners Guide to cPanel How to Change a cPanel Password How To Access cPanel Hostwinds Client Area Overview Should you require any assistance or…

Setting Up cPanel/WHM Packages

…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 cPanel Minimum Requirements How To Get Started With Your New cPanel Server Creating A cPanel Account…

How to create a PHP Error log in cPanel

…name by editing the file path. Step 6b: Locate your cPanel/FTP username in your cPanel homepage in the upper right corner of your cPanel homepage You can add an error log for each domain by creating a separate .htaccess file in the domain’s document root. You can combine these by keeping the file path as shown above for the phperror.log file the same. Test Your Error Log Step One: Create a new PHP file named errortest.php in your public_html folder and add this code to produce an error: <!?php function fun1() { ech “SHOW ME THE ERROR”; } fun2(); echo “Fatal Error !!”; ?>…

cPanel/WHM License

Servers with cPanel/WHM require a valid cPanel license in order to be utilized. Hostwinds offers licenses for both our Cloud VPS products and Dedicated servers. Please note that these licenses will only work with Hostwinds servers. When purchasing a new Cloud VPS Server or Dedicated Server, the option to include the cPanel license during checkout is available. To purchase a license at a later time, you can navigate to this link from your client area, and select the license you require. License Types cPanel VPS License: This is the license to select if you have a Cloud VPS Server Dedicated…