cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, resellers, and end-user website owners to control the various aspects of website and server administration through a standard web browser.

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How can I tell if I have root access to my server?

I have a website hosted in a web hosting service called Hosting24. I'd like to migrate to Liquidweb, and the guys at Liquidweb say they will handle the whole migration process for me which is good ...
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Is there anyway I can check the load time of a webpage in cpanel?

I found that sometimes my website is slow, and I suspect that this is the web host's problem. But the web host insists on that the website is fast. The problem, I suspect, is that the website is fast ...
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Redirect 'A' record of domain, except for some paths

I'm using cPanel and Mailman (mailing lists) on a shared server with a webhost. After changing the 'A' record for one of my add-on domains (let's say abc.org), so that its website traffic goes to ...
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What will happen if cPanel license expires?

Will everything still run on the server? I create and delete virtual servers a lot. Not a big deal, but it's kind of a waste to pay cPanel $10 every time I do that.
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Move old site to subdomain in cPanel

I want to move our current website from www.xyz.com to oldsite.xyz.com, so that I can stick a "coming soon" page in it's place. The old site runs on Drupal, which I know nothing about. Am I right in ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a FTP/cPanel accounts password using WHM?

I know you can reset an accounts password with WHM, but does any one know a way to retrieve an existing one?
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Why curl SSL disable CURL?

I saw this in cpanel whm on Exhaustive Options List CurlSSL [More Info ↑] This option will make the following changes to your profile prior to the build: Disables: Curl Why? Which ...
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core.* files eating up server space (~50MB)

I'm renting server space from someone and, upon logging in my control panel after quite sometime, noticed an abnormal spike (~50MB) in the disk usage. Upon investigating, I found a lot of core.* files ...
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will main domains be more seo friendly than subdomains?

Web hosting providers offer services such as hosting multiple domains in one account. Then my concern is about seo friendliness. say the main domain of my account is maindomain.com on which I have ...
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Website hacked, cpanel password not encrypted?

Yesterday I found out that all the websites that are hosted on my webhosting site were hacked. I tried to change my password, and unbelievably, I COULD SEE my password there. This means my password is ...
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How does CPanel create subdomains?

I obviously know how to create subdomains via CPanel but does anyone know what exact method CPanel uses to achieve this?
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Can I upgrade my cPanel or File Manager on Shared Hosting?

I'm using hostgator shared hosting which uses cPanel. The version of cPanel is very old and so is both the file manager and wysiwyg editor. I would like to upgrade them. How can I upgrade them to new ...
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Security issues with PHP with cPanel and shared hosting

if this is not the correct forum for this question please tell me! When one has an account on a shared server host running cPanel, the account runs in a jailed environment where access to files is ...
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Change main domain name in cPanel

Is it possible to change main domain name? I added a new domain name as addon domain, but the problem now is that the site isn't working on the new domain but when I enter the existing, there shows a ...
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best apache log file permissions on cpanel server

In an effort to protect my site from bad bots including ridiculous hackers that can login to the server, I want to secure access_log and error_log as much as possible without breaking apache or ...
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Identifying the file sending out spam email

I'm trying to identify the cause of spam emails being spent out from one of my clients wordpress websites. while I can identify the folder i can't identify the file. I've added the following to the ...
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cPanel - Change theme back from x2 to x3

I was logged in in cPanel and realized that it is possible to change themes. I have changed it to the x2 theme, but I am unable to find the option to change it back. Is there a way to change the ...
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MX records for individual email addresses on GoDaddy?

I have an info@mycompany.com address in Godaddy. I also created a couple email addresses in Zoho mail e.g. user1@mycompany.com and user2@mycompany.com. If I set up an MX record to point my user1 and ...
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Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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CPanel Visitors filled with bandwidth thieves

Issue: Strange and seemingly random entries on the CPanel Latest Visitors console, showing IPs accessing image files without any referring URL and not identified as Bots. Background: I have never had ...
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How to allocate cPanel resources to customers

We are wanting to start offering hosting services to our customers with dedicated email and all those bells and whistles. We have the servers - both Windows and Linux. (Cloud Instances) The ...
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Securing cPanel and WHM

Is there a way I can trace users who log in in my cPanel and WHM? I know about cPHulk but it just records users who attack the server. I just want to record every user their IP address that log into ...
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Nameservers and migrating a VPS

I am primarily a front end developer who has been tasked with upgrading my companies VPS. As far as I understand, this is just the process of obtaining a new VPS with WHM/CPanel and then migrating ...
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Greater PHP version required

I have bought a new hosting plan and trying to install WordPress from the beginning. I am new with the installer I am using now. The error I get is unusual for me and i cant manage this problem. ...
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Spam problem through cPanel

On a new website, I publicly display an email address, contact@domain.com. Then I set up an email forwarder in my hostmonster cPanel, so that if the public email address ever became spam ridden then ...
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Index manager in cpanel. Do contents still get indexed with “No Indexing”?

Simple question. A folder, lets say for example abc.com/images/ Is being displayed on google as "index of", which I don't like. The contents of this folder are important, and it is important that ...
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Changing MySQL password in WHM

When resetting an account password in WHM, I get a checkbox with this option: "Sync MySQL password with account password." If an account has multiple MySQL databases, what password is it going to ...
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Best Automatic Backup Solution Options?

I have a VPS with WiredTree.com in which I have access to WHM. I'm looking for a good backup solution where I can do the following things Backups both the Database and Files Allow me access to the ...
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Full password not required to access password protected directory?

I password protected a directory in cPanel. When I went to access the page in my browser, I accidentally hit backspace on the password before I hit enter. Surprisingly, the page still loaded. I played ...
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Email forward to Exchange

We have a linux Webserver and one of our clients wants us to host their email only, not their site itself. NetworkSolutions manages the domain name. They want us to get their incoming mail and have it ...
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Enabling/disabling proftpd accounts with PHP and WHM

I have a VPS with WHM/CPanel which is being used just by me. It's utilizing proftpd. I'd like to, via a PHP script, disable/enable a specific FTP account. I've done this by having PHP call a bash ...
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Use Addon domain within login name for FTP account in cPanel

Let's say I have a cPanel (version 11.30.6 (build 3), cPanel Pro 1.0 (RC1)) shared hosting account for myDomain.com. I also have several other "Addon" domain names on this account, each with their ...
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Infinite redirect loop in cPanel-purchased script

I am installing a script (that I bought on cPanel) in the root directory of my web site. When I try to install it, it gives me an error. I found that it starts an infinite URL redirect loop containing ...
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Help deploying using Capistrano to HostGator

My company uses HostGator to host our web sites, and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out what my final steps are to get a functioning RoR app up there. I've got all the way up to configuring ...
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how can I change cpanel default page to index.php / index.html

I have created a new domain and uploaded index.html to public directory. but it isnt displaying and cpanel default page is displaying instead. how can I change the same??
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How to completely purge shared hosting account through cpanel?

I have a shared hosting account that I was using to check out various web applications (the account came with scriptaculo.us scripts that made for easy installation). In the end I had installed about ...
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How to find all files by a certain modified date in cpanel?

Let's say you have been hacked and you found one file and now have an estimated time of what files to look for to clean the site. This is quite a mission on a large site. Is there any way or tools ...
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How to edit /etc/hosts file on WHM/cPanel

I need to add a domain/IP record to my hosts file on a CentOS box running WHM/cPanel, so that a domain which has no public DNS is routed to the correct IP address. I've done this on my macbook but ...
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Warning: session_start(): open(/tmp/sess_b825aec484a83d8c0edb0e08db897ec1, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122)

I am getting this warning of disk quota on my website. I have searched a lot. Every where they say its due to the insufficient space. I checked through cpanel, the total space allotted is showing 40 ...
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cPanel - How to change FTP home directory in Centos 6

I have created one Linux centOS 6 instance in Amazon EC2 and installed cPanel on it and started running my websites there. The issue I face is when I try to FTP to the instance with following config ...
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How to totally block inbound mail on cPanel / WHM?

Is it possible to completely block inbound email on WHM / cPanel (without blocking sendmail / PHPMail from working)? If so, what config steps are required?
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Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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Changing cPanel Mail Directories

I want to change the e-mail address format used by the company I work for. Currently the format is firstname@domain.com and I would like to change that to firstname.lastname@domain.com. I have read ...
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How to point subdomain to a new host?

I will be creating cPanel accounts in WHM where I need to create subdomain address and tie it with an IP. I will then setup a new website on this address. I would like to know, after doing this how ...
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Not receiving email sent from PHP mail() after cPanel migration?

I just moved my site example.com from one host to another by cPanel account backup and restore. Name servers are changed a few hours ago. info@example.com is hosted at Google apps with MX records ...
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Location of Cpanel passwords?

As we know,in cpanel, the password of emails storing in shadow file like this user1:$THE_HASH_OF_USER_1:16283:::::: but what about the CPanel password? for example in this case we have user1 and in ...
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CloudFlare's cPanel plugin assigned new name servers for my domain - how do I make them use the old ones?

I deleted my domain in CloudFlare and recreated it using the CloudFlare plugin in cPanel, but CloudFlare gave me new nameservers that I should assign to my domain. The problem is that my registrar has ...
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is it possible to do a cpanel to cpanel folder copy on the same server without downloading on home pc?

Is it possible to copy a folder from a cpanel account to another cpanel account without first downloading to home pc ? I have some issues with the upload speed of my internet connection so i prefer ...
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cPanel ssh ftp application to transfer files to another server

I have to transfer ~6GB of data from my server to another which I don't own. On my server I have ssh access, and I have SFTP console client. The thing is, other server only supports plain old FTP and ...
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htaccess/cPanel 301 redirects not working for add-on domain

I've already looked at many samples and tutorials how to set up those 301 redirects on Apache and can't figure out why some are not working. Whenever I want to redirect any still existing page from ...