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…

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…

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

you’re moving to (details to log into your WHM are provided in a welcome email upon purchase) Step 2: Click on the Security Center button     Step 3: Click on the Apache mod_userdir Tweak button     Step 4: Ensure that the checkbox next to Enable mod_userdir Protection is checked Step 5: Enter the name of the user you want for the corresponding host Step 6: Click the Save button     Helpful Related Articles Definition of WHM Functions Apache Configuration in WHM Guide How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server How to Configure ModSecurity in WHM

Setting Your Update Preferences for cPanel/WHM

How Do I Change WHM and cPanel Update Settings? If you want to change the way updates are handled for WHM, you can do so under Server Configuration. You can also choose how cPanel is updated when WHM is updated. Whether you want automatic updates or prefer to do them manually, here’s how to change your update preferences…   Change WHM/cPanel Update Settings   Log in as root user on WHM Go to Home > Server Configuration > Update Preferences   Choose the Release Tier and the frequency in which updates are performed (Automatic, Manual or Never) under Daily Updates…

Selecting A PHP Handler In WHM

possible but you’re unable to know which user ran the script.   How To Install Additional PHP Handlers To install additional PHP handlers you’ll need to use WHM’s EasyApache 3 tool, and install the Apache module for the handler through EasyApache. In WHM, head to Home > Software > EasyApache3 or EasyApace4 (depending on what version you may be running)   Upon completion of the build, EasyApache 3 will configure PHP and suEXEC for you automatically.   Helpful Related Articles How To Change PHP Version Per Domain cPanel And WHM Overview Apache Configuration In WHM Guide Definition Of WHM Functions…

Restarting a Service in WHM

group or directly choose the service you want to reset Inside the service click yes to confirm restarting the selected service     You can restart the following services: FTP Server (ProFTPd/PureFTPd) Mail Server (Exim) HTTP Server (Apache) DNS Server (BIND/NSD/MyDNS) SQL Server (MySQL) IMAP Server Mailing List Manager (Mailman) SSH Server (OpenSSH)   Please be informed that WHM is only available for our Linux VPS tiers, provided you have a purchased and active CPanel/WHM license   Helpful Related Articles cPanel Minimum Requirements cPanel And WHM Overview Definition Of WHM Functions How To Get Started With Your New cPanel Server…

Setting up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups

This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have access to WHM on their VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server. Shared, Business and Reseller hosting clients will want to ensure they have the Web Hosting Cloud Backups addon enabled in order to manage backups and have these available at any time.   How Do I Set Up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups? You can easily have your backups sent to a remote server by using FTP in both WHM and cPanel as explained below.   How to Set a Remote Backup Server for cPanel Backups Login to your cPanel…

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 and you can also check out our guide for the best Tweak Settings. The major categories in Tweak Settings are: Compression cPAddons Site Software Development Display Domains Logging Mail Notifications PHP Redirection SQL Security Software Stats Programs Stats and Logs Status Support System Each category…