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cPanel and WHM Overview

…with WHM? WHM controls the majority of the web server’s configurations, including security firewalls, email limits, server maintenance, as well as the installation of available PHP and Perl modules and the upgrade of RPMs installed on the system. We have a full list of all of WHM’s features available on our Definition of WHM Features article. Since WHM has such a high level of control over the server it is installed on, Shared Reseller WHM has more limited access, while VPS and Dedicated WHM services are unlimited. In order to connect to WHM, you will usually connect through the ports…

Definition of WHM Functions

Web Host Manager, or WHM is a fantastic interface that houses a collection of tools to manage your server and any websites that are hosted on your server. In this article we will briefly cover the functions that are available through WHM. Each item can be searched in WHM’s search bar in the top left upon logging in for quick access.   search bar in WHM   Server Configuration   Basic cPanel & WHM Setup – Displays your basic server settings Change Root Password – Changes your root password Configure cPanel Cron Jobs – Allows you to configure Cron jobs…

How To Edit Your WHM System Mail Preferences

manage server contacts, as well as the notifications that each contact will be messaged with. How To Get Started With Your New CPanel / WHM Server – Guide on the first steps in getting started with WHM and creating a cPanel account. How To Change Your Hostname In WHM – How to change the hostname of your WHM installation, as often your WHM will automatically redirect here.   If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat, on our Phones, or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team….

Setup cPanel and WHM

When using the Hostwinds VPS to host your cPanel and WHM applications, the first time you access it will prompt you to perform some initial one-time setup steps. This guide will discuss the cPanel and WHM initial setup process and is intended for Hostwinds clients who have a Cloud VPS with a cPanel license.   Prerequisites Hostwinds VPS with the recommended minimum specifications cPanel installed on the VPS   Configuring WHM for Use cPanel is only one part of the whole package when it comes to using it to manage a web host space. Web Host Manager (WHM) is the…

Using Two-Factor Authentication With WHM

Step 8: Now move to your mobile device. The Mobile application will display a 6 digit security code Step 9: Enter the 6 digit security code into the Security Code text box Step 10: Click the Configure Two-Factor Authentication button Step 11: Confirmation will appear if done properly     Two-Factor should now be enabled on your WHM   Third Party Related Article For more direct information, please review Two-Factor Authentication for WHM from WHM documentation here   Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions Selecting A PHP Handler In WHM Most Recommended WHM Tweaks    …

Definition of Reseller WHM Functions

These definitions should help you understand most of the options you see in your WHM reseller account.   Server Configuration Basic cPanel & WHM Setup – Displays your basic server settings Change Root Password – Changes your root password Configure cPanel Cron Jobs – Allows you to configure Cron jobs that will run as the root user Initial Quota Setup – Enables Quota management on machines that have a kernel that doesn’t support quotas Server Time – Set the server timezone / sync the time Statistics Software Configuration – Enables you to customize the statistics settings Tweak Settings – Many…

WHM PHP Configuration Common Tweaks

WHM access is not available for our shared and/or business shared clients as this requires root access and the license. For more information on how to log into your WHM interface, please review How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server   Best WHM PHP Configuration Tweaks w/ EasyApache 3 Ideal PHP settings are dependent on the software you’re using and whether or not you’re experiencing any issues with the current settings. WHM allows you to adjust settings and make different tweaks to the PHP. You can access these PHP settings by going Home > Service Configuration > PHP…

How To Manage SSH Keys With WHM

WHM access is not available for our shared and/or business shared clients as this requires root access and the license. For more information on how to log into your WHM interface, please review How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server   Managing SSH Keys with WHM To manage SSH keys, follow this guide as it will show you how to add, import and manage them with your server. SSH keys will be divided into two types: public and private. Step 1: Log in to your WHM account Step 2: Click on the Security Center button     Step…

 How Do I Restore Backups In WHM?

By following these directions, you can easily restore backups in WHM if you’re on one of our Cloud or Dedicated servers with a WHM/cPanel license by following the steps in this guide.   Backup Restoration Option Step 1: Go to WHM (These log in details were provided in your welcome email when purchasing you cPanel license) Step 2: Go to the Backup section, either by finding in the column on the left-hand-side or selecting Backup among the available options in WHM menu   This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar     Step…

Reviewing Server Information In WHM

There may come a time where you will need to review the current information about your server running WHM, such as when looking to upgrade or seeing if more Storage Space or RAM is needed. Within WHM there is an easy place to find all of this information; on the Server Information page. This guide is intended to help Hostwinds clients who have a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license.   Where To Find The Server Information Step One: Log into your WHM Administrative Dashboard Step Two: From the WHM Dashboard, in the upper left search for…