How to Update All Installed Packages Using Virtualmin

…to date using the Virtualmin Package Update module. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet please take a look at the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7) . Before we proceed any further you’ll first need to login to your Virtualmin control panel. If you’re not certain how to do this or perhaps you have slept since the last time you logged in, please refer to the following article: How to login to Webmin . Once you have logged in and you’re ready to proceed please refer to the…

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…

Installing WordPress using Softaculous

…that it assigns unless you’re comfortable with databases and have already set one up that you want to use Don’t use admin for your username to login for security reasons Generate a strong admin password and store this in a safe place Enable the installation of the Limit Login Attempts plugin By default, your installation of WordPress will upgrade automatically You may also choose to auto upgrade themes and features, although this is not enabled by default in the Advanced Options area   Helpful Related Articles   Installing WordPress On Centos-WebPanel Installing WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 CPanel And WHM Overview…

How to Locate and View Website Access/Error Logs In Virtualmin

…application and operating system that you are using. If you are using Apache as your webserver, which is a justified assumption being Apache is quite popular for servers. The error log can be traced back to the /var/log/apache2/error_log on Debian based servers and the error log file can be found at /var/log/httpd/error_log on RHEL based servers (CentOS, Fedora, etc.) The access log would be in the same location, exception with the name of access_log. /var/log/apache2/access_log and /var/log/httpd/access_log respectively. How Do I View The Logs In Virtualmin? Log into your Virtualmin Control Panel Under the Virtualmin section, select the domain from…

How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone

…this directory. If you are not able to see files that start with a dot and this is hidden, please make sure you have enabled showing hidden or dot files in File Manager.     Step 5: Right hand click on the .htaccess file and select edit. If this file does not exist, you will want to create a new file named .htaccess.     Step 6: Search if there is already a timezone within the file; it should look like php_value date.timezone ‘Region/Timezone or SetEnv TZ ‘Region/Timezone’   Step 7: If there is or is not, edit or add…

cPanel and WHM Overview

What is cPanel? cPanel is a web hosting control panel created by cPanel, Inc., that allows for the management and administration of websites and their related services. It is a Linux-based software, supported by the latest versions of CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CloudLinux OS, and includes a number of tools to manage the websites, DNS zones, emails and email accounts, site media, databases, FTP and FTP accounts, and software related to domains registered in the cPanel account. cPanel is a very common web administration and control panel used by Linux-based shared hosting companies across the web, including here…

Softaculous License

Hostwinds offers licensing for Softaculous Instant Installer, which is a software that greatly simplifies the installation of several scripts and applications on your server. Softaculous is available as a free or a premium installer, the free installer is limited to 55 scripts, while the premium installer has 443 scripts available. Softaculous works on several web hosting control panels, including cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, H-Sphere, ISP System, Interworx, CentOS WebPanel and Hosting Controller. When purchasing a new Cloud Server or Dedicated Server, the option to include the Softaculous license during checkout is available. To purchase a license at a later time, users…

Mounting Restic Backups to a Linux Server

With Linux (unfortunately, this feature is not available for Windows) you can mount your restic repo to a location of your choice, to navigate ALL of your snapshots in a directory tree. As with any interaction with Restic, you must first initialize the repo to perform actions within restic, to do so follow this guide. You may need to install fuse if it is not installed already, to do so run the following comands – CentOS yum install fuse Ubuntu apt-get install fuse Fedora yum install fuse Debian apt-get install fuse To mount your restic repo, simply create a mount…

Setting a Service to Automatically Restart Upon Failure

…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 from each check. You can configure the system to email you the results from each check.   Helpful Related Articles   Restarting A Service In WHM Creating Cron Jobs (Centos Web Panel) How To Control Your Service Instance From The Client Area…

Upgrading/Downgrading An Account

How Do I Upgrade Or Downgrade An Account In WHM? You can upgrade or downgrade accounts by following these steps:   Step 1: Log in to WHM (Login details are provided for your WHM upon purchasing a Linux server with Centos + WHM/cPanel license in a welcome email) Step 2: Go to Account Functions   This can be located quickly by searching for “Account” in the search bar   Step 3: Go to Upgrade/Downgrade an Account     Step 4: Select the account in question Step 5: Click Modify     Step 6: Select the package you want to change…