I’m using a free SSL certificate bought from StartSSL on one of my WHM Cpanel hosted web site. Unfortunately StartSSL’s free SSL certificate isn’t wild card cert. It means that it cant be used domain wide ( ex- play.domain.com , games.domain.com ). I have added my StartSSL certificate to one of my domain which hosts a billing panel. And we all know that SSL certificates requires an dedicated IP so its just a waste of an IP to get another SSL certificate and install it to secure WHM and CPanel access. But I wanted to secure those connections without using a self signed certificate. Here’s how I did it,
Apache 2.4 is the latest version of Apache web server. Apache 2.4 comes after a many years of constant Apache 2.2 development and according to Apache foundation, Apache 2.4 brings lots of new modules and enhancements to the 2.2. You can find details about Apache 2.4 change log here
WHM Cpanel is the most popular server control panel available and they didn’t took much time bring Apache 2.4 support to Cpanel. Although its advertised as experimental and you shouldn’t use it for production environment just yet. You can upgrade to Apache 2.4.4 from the WHM’s Easyapache, Apache updater very easily. I have did it on my test server and decided to share some benchmarks with you. Continue reading
Cpanel is the most widely used web hosting control panel out there. If you ever hosted a web site you should be familiar with it. However Cpanel didn’t focused much on user interface for the past few years, WHM had some UI changes but not the Cpanel.
Cpanel is now developing its all new X4 theme to replace the current X3 theme. They have an entire site and development blog dedicated to X4 news here. Development version is available as a plugin for Cpanel and you can install X4 on your WHM servers but currently its at Alpha stage so installation on production servers isn’t recommended. Continue reading
Did you ever had the above shown error on your WHM/Cpanel server? When using passive FTP timeouts at MLSD command is a common error when using FTP servers. This is because servers firewall is not willing to accept the connections on common FTP ports. Continue reading
If you have installed SSL certificate on your website which runs on WHM/Cpanel server and now if you are going to migrate the websites to another Cpanel server, this guide is for you. Transferring SSL certificates between Cpanel/WHM servers is easy than you think. Here is how,
Have you ever heard of Cpanel certifications? There is a Cpanel entity called Cpanel University to offer you Cpanel proficiency certifications. Cpanel is really large player on the Server market and Certifications and certifications from them will really increase the value of your resume. Currently they offer 2 types of certifications Sales and Technical and each of those got 5 exam types. Continue reading
Logwatch is a great tool which emails you reports of your linux server’s log data reports. It analyses the information such as failed log in attempts, software updates,disk usage data etc. Logwatch will email you complete report of the processed logs every day or whenever you want it to. Install logwatch on Ubuntu is easy, just follow these steps
SSH in to your server and run
this will install the logwatch package. If it asks you to set postfix configuration while running the installation, choose “Internet site” option and enter email address there.
If you have a WHM Cpanel server and you are setting up user accounts, keep in mind that every user account owner gets full shell access by default and they can execute all the nasty commands to mess up the whole server. I don’t understand why WHM team made it like this way on default.
However in this guide I’m going to explain how you can simply disable shell access or give jailed shell access for user accounts with just few clicks