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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…

Managing SSH Keys with WHM

How do I manage SSH keys with WHM? To manage SSH keys, follow this guide as it will show you how to add, import and manage them with your server.  SSH keys will be divided into two types: public and private.   Log in to your WHM account Click on the Security Center button  …

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   What Is Apache Mod_userdir? Apache Mod_userdir is a way to access a user’s website through a URL that contains the cPanel  user name.  For example, you can set it up so your website can be accessed…

Troubleshooting with Server Status Information

Where do I find my Server Status in WHM? To find the information on your Server Status head to this section of WHM where you can see information about your server. The information found here is helpful when you want to troubleshoot hardware or software issues. Go to Home > Server Status     Alternatively…

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…

Setting a Service to Automatically Restart Upon Failure

You don’t have to adjust or add settings for this because cPanel and WHM already automatically restart a service when it fails.  The chkservd constantly monitors all the services to make sure they are working properly.   Every 5 minutes the chkservd decides which services are online and which need restarting. Services monitored include those such as,…

Restarting a Service in WHM

How Do I Restart A Service In WHM? Through your WHM’s dashboard you’re able to restart the necessary services in a quick yes or no format.  The guide below outlines how to access the restart.  Usually daemons will need to be restarted, as they are the processes that run in the background of the server.…

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.    …

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

What is WHM Statistics Software Configuration? Statistics Software Configuration in the Server Configuration section of WHM is a dashboard that shows all the server statistics and statistics software available to use. You can access this dashboard by going to Home > Server Configuration > Statistics Software Configuration     The dashboard includes 6 modules that allow…

Setting Server time in WHM

How do I change the server time in WHM?   If you have WHM access, which you do with any Cloud or Dedicated server (at Hostwinds), here’s what you need to do:   Go to WHM and login as root user Go to Home > Server Configuration > Server Time     Choose the correct…