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Apache Configuration in WHM

WHM provides you with full control over the Apache/httpd web server service. To manage the configuration of Apache, simply navigate to Service Configuration -> Apache Configuration in the WHM sidebar, and then all configuration options are divided into several sections. Each of these sections, and the options available within them, are detailed below.     Global Configuration This section gives you many options for configuring httpd.conf’s main context. Any changes made to the Apache Global Configuration do not take effect until the main Apache configuration file is rebuilt. SSL Cipher Suite: Specifies what OpenSSL encryption methods are supported in the…

Basic Server Monitoring in WHM

Server monitoring is a very important function – it provides alerts about your infrastructure. With server monitoring configured and in place, you can pick up small issues and have them resolved as soon as possible. Server monitoring involves these important aspects: The server hardware. Operating system. Applications running on the operating system. Network traffic Memory and disk utilization and CPU   Server Monitoring in WHM Step 1: Open up WHM in your web browser. Step 2: Type ‘status’ in the search box.     Step 3: A series of icons should show up – click on ‘Service Status‘.    …

cPanel Log Rotation Configuration in WHM

WHM lets you specify what Apache logs get put into a rotation for use and archiving based on their size. You can specify exactly which logs are in this rotation from the cPanel Log Rotation Configuration module within the Services Configuration category.   To enter a log file into the rotation for usage and archiving, simply check the checkbox next to the file name and click Save. Similarly, to remove a log file from the rotation, uncheck the checkbox next to the file name and click Save. You can also change the specified size a log file needs to reach…

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…

WHM Security Checklist/Best Practices

How do I make my server more secure? Here are some of the best tips to make sure that your WHM server is more secure: Use secure passwords Secure SSH Secure Apache Harden your system Restrict your system’s compilers Disable unused services and daemons Monitor your system Enable a firewall Stay up-to-date If you’d like to see more information about how to do any of the above, please visit: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/Tips+to+Make+Your+Server+More+Secure…

Apache Configuration in WHM Guide

The Apache Configuration dashboard in WHM is a collection of features that allow you to properly configure Apache. Apache handles the HTTP requests as your web server software. You can locate the Apache Configuration section by navigating to Service Configuration > Apache Configuration.     Below are the settings, with their description, that you can use to configure Apache.   Global Configuration – Includes advanced features, such as, common directives in httpd.conf’s main context   PHP and suEXEC Configuration – This tool focuses on PHP handlers and their configuration. It allows you to enable and disable suEXEC and adjust 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…