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How to Change the Root MYSQL Password For WHM

need to be logged in to WHM before proceeding.   Step 1: Search for the word root in the WHM search bar Step 2: Select MySQL Root Password under the SQL Services section     Step 3: Enter your desired password Step 4: Re enter the password to confirm Step 5: Click Change Password     Your root MySQL password should now be updated and ready to use.   Related Articles How to Change a cPanel User Password from WHM cPanel and WHM Overview How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server… […]

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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… […]

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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… […]

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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 First,… […]

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Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM

cPanel/WHM offers two FTP servers; Pure-FTPD and ProFTPd. Pure-FTPD is the default FTP server that’s installed with cPanel/WHM. The following steps are for Pure-FTPD and should allow you to increase the maximum number of simultaneous connections.   Log in to WHM Type “ftp” into the search bar that is located in the upper left section of WHM’s main interface Below the search bar, you’ll see the matching results to your search. Select “FTP Server Configuration”     Scroll down and locate “Maximum Connections” and “Maximum Connections Per IP Address”. You can increase both of these values, however it’s recommended to… […]

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How to Change a cPanel User Password from WHM

If you have access to WHM and a client who cannot log in to their cPanel on your server, you may follow these steps to reset the password for them. In order to begin, you will first want to log into WHM with your username and the password from your Client Area. Step 1: Type the word list in the top-left box   Step 2: Click on List Accounts Step 3: Search for the cPanel account using any of the options to find the account you wish to reset the password for     Step 4: Click the + sign… […]

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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… […]

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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… […]

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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… […]

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