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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…

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…

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…

Troubleshooting with Server Status Information

Log: Shows information about your server’s consumption of processing power and memory, averaged out over the length of the day Server Information: Shows information on your hardware configurations and lets you look at things like the speed of your processor Service Status: Shows a list of the services that you watch     Something relevant that you can learn and is useful to know is that this does this that the other thing.   Related Articles: cPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions Services Manager and Automatic Startup of Services Restarting a Service in WHM WHM Security Checklist/Best Practices…

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…

Transfer/Migrate a Server with No Downtime (or Database Lag)

server and you have WHM access on both, please refer to the following guide How to transfer/migrate an entire server to a new server guide.   Step 1: Log in to WHM on the original server Step 2: Go to DNS Functions   You can locate this quickly by searching for DNS in the search bar   Step 3: Go to Edit DNS Zone once you search for DNS in the search box in the upper left corner.     Step 4: Choose the right server/domain Step 5: Click the Edit button     Step 6: Change the number in…

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…