cPanel Raw Access Metrics

In some cases, website developers and site owners may need to take a direct look into all of the access logs for the website. In such a case, cPanel offers the Raw Access metrics in order to let the account holder download the log files of their site. Raw access logs are plain text files that contain all of the information about your site’s visitors and all the the pages and content they visited.   Where Do I View My Access Logs? The option to view the raw access logs can be found under the Metrics section of your cPanel

cPanel AWStats Metrics

Among all of the tools that cPanel offers to track the various metrics of your website, one of the most frequently used and detailed options is Awstats. Awstats analyzes server log files and produces HTML reports on the website, presenting various charts and graphs to view information as varied as visitors, visit duration, most viewed pages, and what other websites referred your site to the visitors. How Do I Use Awstats? The Awstats tool can be found under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   Once you click on the Awstats option, you will be directed to the…

How to Check Inode Usage in your cPanel Account

…Using 100% of My Inode Limits? If you’re using 100% of your inode limits, your account has exceeded the inode usage limits. You’ll be unable to send or receive further emails or add additional files. It’s also likely your website will fail to load due to session files. Below are instructions on how to view your inode usage on your cPanel account, as well as how to reduce usage.   How to View Inode Usage Log into your cPanel account for Shared, Business, or Reseller hosting. In the right panel there’s a list of usage statistics, which includes your inode…

Perform Virus Scan on Shared/Business/Reseller Hosting from cPanel

This guide is about running a virus scanner on your cPanel. This is intended to check if your web hosting files or cPanel email have acquired any malware by using the built in tool that is included with your account.   How To Run the Scan   Login to your cPanel Scroll down to the Advanced section Select the Virus Scanner Select the files you would like to perform this scan on. The options are Mail, your Entire Home Directory, the Public Web space and the Public FTP space Click the Scan Now button to start Let the scan run…

FTP Configuration Files in cPanel

You can connect Filezilla to your cPanel either manually or with a script that automatically configures Filezilla for you. You may also use CoreFTP or Cyberduck in the exact same way.   Configure Filezilla Manually Download and install Filezilla Open Filezilla Put in the same username and password as you use to login to your cPanel Port should be set to 21 – if it’s not, enter 21 Enter in your domain name such as domainname.com Click connect   Configure Filezilla automatically Download and install Filezilla Go to cPanel Go to FTP Accounts under File Manager Click Configure FTP account…

Fetch cPanel Email Using Gmail

Hostwinds suggest to Fetch your email in Gmail as opposed to setting up an email forwarder in cPanel to prevent your domain from being rate limited, blocked or very slow when checking email. This can happen if you receive SPAM and forward this to another email service provider as forwarding SPAM counts as sending SPAM   Fetch cPanel Email in Gmail   On your computer, sign in to the Gmail account you want to import to. In the top right, click Settings and then Settings. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab. In the “Check mail from other accounts”…

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…

Changing cPanel username

A cPanel username is a very important portion of your Hostwinds hosting account. We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account, and to ensure account security. Changing a username for any account can cause several issues, due to how cPanel uses the Username for your account. This can result in your websites no longer functioning correctly, as several configuration files depend on the username, and are not updated upon changing of a username. As such, it is Hostwinds’ policy that once an account has been created, we will not provide support…

How To Stop cPanel/WHM From Automatically Redirecting To The Server Hostname

In the default settings, WHM is configured to automatically redirect to https on the server’s hostname when you access WHM, cPanel for any account and Webmail. When the hostname is set to our default names on creation this can cause some confusion. This is a setting that can be easily disabled with a few clicks in your WHM interface. This can only be applied to a VPS or dedicated server as you require root access to WHM to make these changes. This cannot be applied to any of our Shared or Business Hosting solutions. Remove Redirect to Server’s Hostname First,…

HOW TO CREATE A MAILING LIST IN CPANEL

Mailing lists are a great way to keep your clients up to date on events going on with your site updates. Luckily, creating a mailing list is easy to do for Hostwinds client who are using cPanel.   How Do I Start A Mailing List For My Website? Step 1: Login to your cPanel account Step 2: Scroll down to the EMAIL section Step 3: Click on the “Mailing Lists” option   Step 4: Create a name for the mailing list, this will be the name on the email sent to your clients Step 5: Create a password for that…