Apache Configuration in WHM Guide

The Apache Configuration dashboard in WHM is a collection of features that allow you to properly configure Apache. Apache handles the HTTP requests as your web server software. You can locate the Apache Configuration section by navigating to Service Configuration > Apache Configuration.     Below are the settings, with their description, that you can use to configure Apache.   Global Configuration – Includes advanced features, such as, common directives in httpd.conf’s main context   PHP and suEXEC Configuration – This tool focuses on PHP handlers and their configuration. It allows you to enable and disable suEXEC and adjust the…

How to delete a cPanel from WHM

Removing an existing cPanel account is a very quick and easy operation, but be warned this move is permanent and you cannot undo this once removed. Please only proceed if you have taken any necessary backups, moved any full cPanel backups to another server and you are absolutely certain that you would like to permanently remove an account. How To Delete a cPanel Account From WHM   When logged into WHM, simply type in the word “terminate” and choose the Terminate Accounts module You can also find Terminate Accounts in the Account Functions section From there you will see your…

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 to see more information about how to do any of the above, please visit: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/Tips+to+Make+Your+Server+More+Secure…

cPanel/WHM License

Servers with cPanel/WHM require a cPanel license in order to be utilized. Hostwinds offers licenses for both our Cloud/VPS products, and Dedicated servers. When purchasing a new Cloud Server or Dedicated Server, the option to include the cPanel license during checkout is available. To purchase a license at a later time, users can navigate to this link from their client area, and select the license you require. License Types cPanel VPS License: This is the license to select if you have a Cloud Server Dedicated cPanel License: This is the license to select if you have a dedicated server. The…

My Server is Not Working Correctly – What Should I Do?

…causing the load.   Process Manager (WHM) If you have WHM you can use check the load of the server simply by logging in, as the load is generally displayed on the main page.       For a more in depth look at each process and their resource usage you can use the Process Manager in WHM.   Search for “process” in the search bar Select Process Manager under System Health     With the Process Manager you can Kill processes or trace them, as well as simply get an idea of the resource utilization of each process.  …

Guide To Using EasyApache to Recompile Apache

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview   What Is EasyApache? EasyApache is a script executed by the command line that lets you update and reconfigure your Apache server through WHM. This guide will show you how to use EasyApache to recompile Apache.   How Do I Use EasyApache To Recompile Apache? Follow this guide to use EasyApache to recompile Apache.   Step 1: Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving…

Creating A Reseller Account

This option is available via the WHM interface and will allow you to create new cPanel accounts, making them reseller accounts within the process. If you are not familiar, or need guidance on how to get started with your WHM/cPanel service, please review How To Get Started With Your New CPanel Server. Your log-in information pertaining to your WHM/cPanel account will be sent to your registered email on file. How Do I Create A Reseller Account in WHM? To create a Reseller account in WHM you need to:   Log on to your WHM account Enter “create” in the search…

How to Transfer/Migrate an Entire Server to a New Server

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview   How Do I Move A Server With The Transfer Tool? If you want to move everything to a new server, you’ll want to perform the following steps using the transfer tool.   Step 1: Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving to (details to log into your WHM are provided in a welcome email upon purchase) Step 2: Select the Transfer Tool under…

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…

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