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Setting Up cPanel/WHM Packages

How Do I Create Packages In WHM For cPanel?   Setting up packages makes creating and managing multiple cPanel accounts easier.   Log in to WHM Go to Packages You can find this section by searching for the word “package” in the search bar Go to Add a Package     Name your package Define the resource allocation for the account     Choose the settings you want for this package Click the add button     Resources – If these are left at zero, they’ll have unlimited resources of that type.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel And WHM Overview…

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…

How to Configure ModSecurity in WHM

Hostwinds VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Server clients have the option to configure WHM to fit their needs. Your WHM comes with a free web app called ModSecurity. It’s helpful for dealing with common attacks, such as trojans, SQL injections, session hijacking and more. To adjust your ModSecurity settings on a global scale, log in to your WHM account and head to Security Center => ModSecurity Configuration.     What Settings Can I Change? On the Configure Global Directives you’ll be given an interface to configure your settings. Review the list below to see what you can adjust. Audit Log Level…

cPanel Log Rotation Configuration in WHM

WHM lets you specify what Apache logs get put into a rotation for use and archiving based on their size. You can specify exactly which logs are in this rotation from the cPanel Log Rotation Configuration module within the Services Configuration category.   To enter a log file into the rotation for usage and archiving, simply check the checkbox next to the file name and click Save. Similarly, to remove a log file from the rotation, uncheck the checkbox next to the file name and click Save. You can also change the specified size a log file needs to reach…

Basic Server Monitoring in WHM

Server monitoring is a very important function – it provides alerts about your infrastructure. With server monitoring configured and in place, you can pick up small issues and have them resolved as soon as possible. Server monitoring involves these important aspects: The server hardware. Operating system. Applications running on the operating system. Network traffic Memory and disk utilization and CPU   Server Monitoring in WHM Step 1: Open up WHM in your web browser. Step 2: Type ‘status’ in the search box.     Step 3: A series of icons should show up – click on ‘Service Status‘.    …

Apache Configuration in WHM

WHM provides you with full control over the Apache/httpd web server service. To manage the configuration of Apache, simply navigate to Service Configuration -> Apache Configuration in the WHM sidebar, and then all configuration options are divided into several sections. Each of these sections, and the options available within them, are detailed below.     Global Configuration This section gives you many options for configuring httpd.conf’s main context. Any changes made to the Apache Global Configuration do not take effect until the main Apache configuration file is rebuilt. SSL Cipher Suite: Specifies what OpenSSL encryption methods are supported in the…

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…

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…