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…

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

What is Apache Mod_userdir? Apache Mod_userdir is a way to access a user’s website through a URL that contains the cPanel  user name.  For example, you can set it up so your website can be accessed through various ways, including: http://<IPADDRESS>/~cPanelUsername/ http://<SERVERNAME>/~cPanelUsername http://<yourdomain.com>/~cPanelUsername This can be useful to review your website redesign, your website migration…

Most Recommended WHM Tweaks

What are the best WHM Tweak Settings? WHM gives you incredible access to tweak and configure settings how you see fit.  In the Tweak Settings section of WHM, the spectrum ranges from cPanel Addons to System settings.  Adjusting your system performance to maximize your speed is vital and these recommendations will help you get the…

Setting a Service to Automatically Restart Upon Failure

You don’t have to adjust or add settings for this because cPanel and WHM already automatically restart a service when it fails.  The chkservd constantly monitors all the services to make sure they are working properly.   Every 5 minutes the chkservd decides which services are online and which need restarting. Services monitored include those such as,…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

What is WHM Statistics Software Configuration? Statistics Software Configuration in the Server Configuration section of WHM is a dashboard that shows all the server statistics and statistics software available to use. You can access this dashboard by going to Home > Server Configuration > Statistics Software Configuration     The dashboard includes 6 modules that allow…

WHM Tweak Settings Overview

What Are WHM Tweak Settings Used For?   WHM is installed with standard factory settings when it is delivered to you.  Those settings can be altered through Tweak Settings.  Tweak Settings include every category of function, tools, applications and wizards that you can use in WHM. Below you’ll find the categories found in Tweak Settings…

Automatic Updates

How to Enable Automatic Updates Using Softaculous? Softaculous can help you keep most applications up to date to with the latest versions. Keeping software up to date is not only considered best practice, but can also be critical for a web based application, such as WordPress. The following guide will show you how to enable automatic updates/upgrades…

Softaculous Application Updates

How do I Update Softaculous Applications? Updating your Softaculous-installed applications is easy and important to do. Applications, software and scripts are always being updated with new features, but more importantly, fixes to possible security risks. Here’s how to update them:   Once logged into cPanel go to Home > Software > Softaculous Apps Installer    …

Softaculous Overview

Softaculous is a software that is included with Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting packages. Softaculous licences can also be purchased for any Cloud or VPS servers that Hostwinds offers along with cPanel installed. This allows our clients easy installation of hundreds of scripts and applications with a few simple clicks. What Is Included? There are…

Viewing FTP Connections

How can I view current FTP connections in cPanel? You can view all FTP connections at any given time in your cPanel by checking the FTP Connections interface. Refer to the following steps to access the FTP Connections interface located under the FTP section in cPanel. FTP Connections List Use the search bar on the…