How to Get Started with your New cPanel 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…

How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone

the following line within .htaccess with the time-zone you wish:   php_value date.timezone ‘Region/Timezone   (Please review here for available time-zones for PHP)   Step 8: When complete, your .htaccess should have the code look similar to the below image. Save Changes ( top right) to the file when done     As our shared and business services are shared, editing .htaccess will provide a quick resolution when needing to update your website’s timezone if this needs to be different than America/Los_Angeles.   How To Edit On Hostwinds VPS with WHM/cPanel Installed   Step 1: Log into your WHM (“How…

Perform a DNS Cleanup

There may come a time when your DNS Zone Files become cluttered with useless records, or even duplicates. Fortunately cPanel have thought ahead on this and incorporated a feature into WHM to clean this up for us. WHM provides the ability to run a DNS Cleanup, which will clean up nameserver configuration settings. This is helpful for eliminating duplicate nameserver configuration files that can lead to issues with the server and in the case a BIND configuration file becomes corrupt. Before following through with the steps below, it would be recommended that you take a backup of your current Zone…

Restoring Backup Accounts

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:   Backup Restoration option   Go to WHM Go to the Backup section This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar Select the Backup Restoration option     Choose whether you want to restore a backup for a specific user or specific date Note that you can do more than one user, but you need to select them individually Choose if you want any additional…

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…

How To Update/Refresh A Softaculous License For Your Server

If you use Softaculous, in some instances you may need to refresh your license should it ever lapse. This can be done by logging into WHM and following the steps listed below.   This article is intended for those who have a Linux VPS with Centos + WHM/cPanel installed.   Step 1: Once logged into WHM search for Softaculous in the search bar Step 2: Select Softaculous – Instant Installs from below the search bar     Step 3: In the Softaculous interface that appears click the Refresh License link Step 4: You should now see the icon for the…

cPanel Minimum Requirements

upgrade as your account grows and needs more resources if you notice that you will need to have additional resources. What will you be using this server for? The minimum requirements that we offer with our tier 3 VPS will be able to run cPanel/WHM. For websites that need more resources for high amounts of traffic, heavy resource usage for their applications, hosting videos and music, this will require more resources and a higher tier VPS is recommended.   Related Helpful Articles: CPanel and WHM Overview WHM vs cPanel A Beginners Guide to cPanel Cloud Instance Overview      …

Adding an IPV6 Ranges

Before you can assign individual and specific IPv6 addresses to users you must first define the range they are in. A range of addresses is a cluster of a few IPv6 addresses. Through this function in WHM you’ll be able to add, edit and delete the ranges you want. Follow this guide to set up the ranges for IPv6.   How do I add an IPv6 Range through WHM?   Login to your WHM account Head to Home > IP Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “ip” in the search box Select IPv6 Ranges     Click…

Limiting Reseller Accounts

  Here is a list of the default settings for a reseller account:   Basic WebHost Manager Setup Legacy Configure Customer Contact Locale XML Download View Available Locales Remote Access Key List Subdomains Web Template Editor Mail Delivery Reports View Relayers View Sent Summary Change WebHost Manager Theme Customization Plugins Change Log SSL Storage Manager cPanel Development Forum Software Development Kit   Note: If you’d like to see more information about any of the above settings, you can do so on cPanel’s official documentation.   Related Articles: Reseller Hosting Overview CPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions    …

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