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cPanel/WHM License

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

Contact Manager To Manage Server Contacts

As WHM is an easy to use application to help assist with managing your server. It can also send you alerts based on certain actions performed (or triggers). There are a various ways that WHM can communicate through. There are also several types of events that WHM can notify you know about. These can all be managed and prioritized in the Contact Manager of WHM.   Accessing The Contact Manager Step One: Log into your WHM Administrative Dashboard. Step Two: From WHM, you can go into the Upper left, and search for Contact Manager to find the option. This will…

My Server is Not Working Correctly – What Should I Do?

…causing the load.   Process Manager (WHM) If you have WHM you can use check the load of the server simply by logging in, as the load is generally displayed on the main page.       For a more in depth look at each process and their resource usage you can use the Process Manager in WHM.   Search for “process” in the search bar Select Process Manager under System Health     With the Process Manager you can Kill processes or trace them, as well as simply get an idea of the resource utilization of each process.  …

Guide To Using EasyApache to Recompile Apache

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview   What Is EasyApache? EasyApache is a script executed by the command line that lets you update and reconfigure your Apache server through WHM. This guide will show you how to use EasyApache to recompile Apache.   How Do I Use EasyApache To Recompile Apache? Follow this guide to use EasyApache to recompile Apache.   Step 1: Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving…

Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt

from cPanel’s automated AutoSSL tool that provides the same type of SSLs with the difference being they are issued by cPanel through Comodo instead of Let’s Encrypt.   How Do I Enable Let’s Encrypt in WHM? Enabling Let’s Encrypt in WHM is actually an easy and seamless process. After logging in to WHM as the root user on your server, click the SSL/TLS icon on the main WHM page, then click Manage AutoSSL. On this page you can select a provider and it should display cPanel’s default provider as well as Let’s Encrypt. Selecting Let’s Encrypt will require that you…

Services Manager and Automatic Startup of Services

This articles intent is for those who have a Linux VPS with a cPanel/WHM license. Those who have our shared and/or business shared service are not provided root access, and therefore cannot make server side changes.   How To Restart Services In WHM WHM provides a dashboard specifically for restarting services with a simple click of a button. To access the service and restart it head to Home and search for “restart” in the search bar (1) >> choose Restart Services on the left column (2) >> choose one of the 8 services you want to restart (3). For more…

How to Transfer/Migrate an Entire Server to a New Server

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview   How Do I Move A Server With The Transfer Tool? If you want to move everything to a new server, you’ll want to perform the following steps using the transfer tool.   Step 1: Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving to (details to log into your WHM are provided in a welcome email upon purchase) Step 2: Select the Transfer Tool under…