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Configuring WHM Automatic Backups

How do I Configure Automatic Backups with WHM?   One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself (and any clients you might be hosting) against security threats and data loss is ensuring everything is properly backed up and saved. Luckily, it’s easy to setup WHM automatic backups.   This feature is currently only support on a cPanel / WHM Instance That Is installed on either a VPS, or dedicated server.   Login to your WHM, and Go to the Backup section you can do this by searching for the word backup in the search bar Go…

Rebooting Your Server With WHM

How Do I Reboot My Server In WHM? WHM provides you with two ways to reboot your server: Forceful Server Reboot and Graceful Server Reboot. To find reboot, login into your WHM account and head to Home > System Reboot. Alternatively you can also use the search bar to search for this function.     Forceful Server Reboot Whether the system encounters any errors or not this will cause the system to shut down through them. To start this type of reboot, push the Forceful Server Reboot button and the click the Proceed button on the next page.   Graceful…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

  Process Statistics for User Shows individual account statistics     Generators Configuration Lets you pick which statistical analysis software your cPanel accounts can use. The three statistics options are Analog, AWStats and Webalizer     User Permissions Sets the permissions on which cPanel users can adjust their statistics software     Schedule Summary Lets you set when the software will be updated     Schedule Configuration You can decide how often WHM processes that statistics information on your server   Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Creating A cPanel Account Definition of WHM Functions A Beginners Guide To cPanel…

My cPanel/WHM License Has Expired

How Do I Renew My cPanel/WHM License With Hostwinds? cPanel/WHM licenses are part of an automatic renewal process when you sign up for a service with Hostwinds that uses them. We will manage the license for you depending on the product or service you purchased with us. If you experience any issues, these are the steps we take to make sure your service has the proper license.   Step 1: Ensure that the cPanel License Product has the correct IP address associated with it Step 2: Log into your server via SSH (see: Connecting To Your Server Via SSH) Step…

How To Stop cPanel/WHM From Automatically Redirecting To The Server Hostname

In the default settings, WHM is configured to automatically redirect to https on the server’s hostname when you access WHM, cPanel for any account and Webmail. When the hostname is set to our default names on creation this can cause some confusion. This is a setting that can be easily disabled with a few clicks in your WHM interface. This can only be applied to a VPS or dedicated server as you require root access to WHM to make these changes. This cannot be applied to any of our Shared or Business Hosting solutions.   Remove Redirect to Server’s Hostname…

How To Check and Unblock an IP from WHM

the IP address (and if desired, permanently allow access from your IP address).   How To Access ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) If you have ConfigServer Firewall installed in your WHM as a plugin, this will be able to be easily accessed from WHM. Step One: Login to your WHM Dashboard for your server Step Two: In the upper left, there will be an text box that can be used to search for Menu Items. To quickly find CSF, simply type ‘configserver‘     How Do I Check If My IP is Blocked? Once you have navigated through to ConfigServer…

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 most out of your applications. Below is a list of the most recommended Tweak Settings in WHM. To get to Tweak Settings login into your WHM account and go to Home > Server Configuration > Tweak Settings.       Turn off Mailman Set email…

How To Change Root Password in WHM

This guide will walk you through how to change your root password for WHM. Step One: Log into WHM   You can access WHM Using YourServer’sIPAddress/WHM, YourServer’sIPAddress:2087, YourServer’sHostName/whm or YourServer’sHostName:2087   Step Two: From the Server Configuration menu select Change Root Password Step Three: Type in your new root password and confirm it Step Four: Click the Change Password button     Related Articles How to Configure Dreamweaver FTP for Connection Change Email Address How To Configure Weebly General Settings How To Create Your Own Custom Windows VPS Instance(s) How To Select And Manage Theme Options With Weebly How to…

WHM vs cPanel

What’s the difference between WHM and cPanel?   cPanel is used to manage your sites and domains, while Web Host Manager (WHM) is used to manage multiple hosting accounts/multiple cPanels. For example, setting limits on the amount of memory allocated to each account or limiting the number of domains each account can have. WHM is often used by web designers and developers to offer their clients hosting packages.   Note : Shared hosting plans do not come with WHM. All cloud and dedicated servers have the ability to access WHM with a cPanel license.   Can’t I Just Add Client…