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How to grep (or find) on cPanel?

How can I search for a specific string (function name or a variable name) in my files which are in various directories under cPanel file manager? I have been using a library directory and functions ...
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Error: You do not have permission to create subdomains of the server’s hostname

Attempting to add a subdomain to a client's WHM/cPanel VPS. Getting the error: There was a problem creating the sub-domain: You do not have permission to create subdomains of the server’s hostname.
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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Why am I getting cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi coming up when I browse my webpage?

I've recently set up a website with a smaller hosting company. The plan has a dedicated IP. They sent me emails to say it's all set up, but now their support channels are all unresponsive even though ...
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How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
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What can I do to take control of a domain from a client's previous developer?

A client of mine has a website that is incomplete. The last developers quit from this work, and they need get this work done. The problem is that I can't get cPannel access, and the first developer ...
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WordPress security checklists on cPanel

I'm installing WordPress on a shared cPanel hosting for blogging. I'm planning to install it in a folder under public_html, that is, public_html/myblog. I am using WordPress application installer ...
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How can I migrate Plesk to WHM efficiently

I need to transfer my account and all its details from Plesk to a newly created WHM account. So far, I have not been able to find an easy way to do this. I have multiple sites, with large databases ...
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Unable to locate phishing URL in CPanel file manager

I received an email from Google that there may be phishing pages on my website. Below are example URLs on my site which may be part of a phishing attack: http://www.uooart.com/~impots/file/...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same server?...
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Does an SSL Certificate actually require a dedicated IP?

My web host which I have been with for at least going on 8 years now is requiring a dedicated IP address, which is $3.33/Month now for assigning a SSL Certificate with my web hosting package and ...
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How to use the private and public keys?

I am new to ssl certificates, i wanted to learn about ssl certificates, and I generated private and public keys myself while logged into cpanel, I wonder how to use those and generate a secured ...
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How to transition from a shared server to VPS or dedicated managed server

I have a website that's currently on a shared server plan. It's been working fine. In about a week, I'm expecting a spike in traffic during a specific 4-day event. I could have as many as 1000 ...
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Allowing temporary access to cpanel for freelancer

I'm currently using a2hosting's cpanel on a shared hosting account. I'd like to temporarly give access to a freelance developper so he can upload some php files, csv files and create tables in my ...
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Why won't webmail receive emails from outside my domain?

I'm new to GoDaddy Linux cPanel web hosting. I've created multiple email accounts @my-domain using cPanel. These addresses can send mail successfully to each other and also to any other email account ...
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Why is my email address appearing in my domain's DNS zone?

So I was looking through my DNS records and I found something strange. The email address I used to setup cPanel/WHM with was: william@example.com, So I went to DNS functions -> Edit DNS zone, ...
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Ditch cPanel / WHM in favour of manual setup

We currently use cPanel / WHM on a reseller account but are looking at getting a dedicated server. My first thought was to duplicate this set up on the dedicated box to allow us to quickly create new ...
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How to find what is maxing out my entry processes?

My site has been going down due to the max number of Entry Processes being hit. Here's a screenshot from cPanel: Looking into the Resource Usage Details, I'm seeing I/O and Entry Processes max out ...
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DNS for a cPanel addon domain to resolve to a dedicated IP address?

I would like to know how to set the DNS of an addon domain in cPanel to resolve to its own dedicated IP address, not the IP address of cPanel parent domain.
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Increase Servers folder depth limit for running scripts?

I have a CMS on my site that utilises TinyMCE (the WYSIWYG text editor). The issue is that TinyMCE cannot browse for files (example: images) on the web server. I get the error: Error 324 (net::...
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Cloudflare in cPanel is it a no brainer?

I recently noticed a CloudFlare CDN service addon appear in my cPanel. I understand what a CDN is, but thought it was a more complicated process than the one-click solution that seems to be offered in ...
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cPanel PHP open_basedir warning to root directory - Any solution?

I am currently hosting a simple multi-tenancy service on cPanel shared hosting, where customers who signed up will have a subdomain, directory and a database dynamically assigned to them (via XMLAPI): ...
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CPanel - Wild card SSL - How to point *.domain.com to one root and sub.domain.com to another root

I have a wildcard (*.domain.com) SSL certificate installed on my CPanel server. I have domain.com configured to point to /domain.com as its document root and use this wildcard SSL certificate. I ...
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Password protect an alias virtual directory

I have a main domain being hosted through CPanel. I also have a sub-domain that I would like to appear as a path under the main domain instead of as a sub-domain. So I have: http://example.com/ ...
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Using cPanel through company proxy/firewall keeps resetting login

It's really frustrating; my cPanel access keeps logging me out with an "IP address changed" message whenever I try to access it from a work computer. I'm assuming this maybe has something to do with ...
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having trouble installing a perl script

I am having trouble installing a perl script. I have upload it to the correct directory, when I say to install it by name I get the following error: Bad module name (ultravnc_repeater.pl) detected, ...
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WHM cPanel Accounts Split DNS

I've dug around the web without much luck in finding a solution. Hopefully I can get some insight here. I have a VPS with a dedicated IP address running WHM. Let's say I have two cPanel accounts in ...
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Website is under maintenance - how to restrict access?

Currently, my website is under maintenance. I want to be the only person who's able to access/view the website online until I finish maintenance. How to set restrictions to others? I hate stalkers.
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Are domain cPanel and hosting cPanel different?

My website has a cpanel at www.mysitename.com/cpanel. Now as far as I know this is the domain cPanel and I can only moderate things that are on that domain or the website on that domain. Now there is ...
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How to change document root of main domain in cPanel shared host?

I am in a shared host that I have basic cli access. Inside public_html/ I host several addon domains, each in its own dir. Is it possible to make my main domain's document root inside another folder ...
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Is it possible to track redirects to external sites from our subdomains?

I have a handful of subdomains set up as redirects because we are using them for QR codes. I want to be able to track the QR code redirects (which are already set up and printed so no changing them ...
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How to access root directory folder from public_html folder through the web using cPanel?

I am able to create folders in my root directory using cPanel. When I do so I would like to be able to access them from the public_html so that they are available on my website. However, I don't ...
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How do I prevent access to an add-on domain's root directory from main hosting domain name

I have an add-on domain in my cPanel website. The root directory for it is under the root of the hosting. How can I prevent access through the main domain? For example, addondomain.com is configured ...
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Open-Source cPanel alternative?

Are there any decent (i.e. stable and mature enough to use on paying clients) open-source alternatives to the cPanel web hosting control panel system? I'm fine with paying for it, but it must be open-...
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Cloudlinux + CageFS + PHP Selector - how to update default php.ini for each PHP version or for each domain account?

My server runs Cloudlinux 5.11 with CageFS and PHP Selector. Default PHP version is 5.3. I have one account using PHP 5.3, one account using PHP 5.5, and one account using PHP 5.6. I'm trying to ...
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Why is my partial home directory backup is bigger than my full backup?

I just made two backups with cPanel. Both has .tar.gz extensions. One is home directory backup that is 134,2 MB. And the other is a full backup that is 67,4 MB. What causes the difference? Is it ...
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Should I enable CloudFlare through cPanel, or set it up directly via cloudflare.com?

CloudFlare is a great free CDN. Some CloudFlare web hosting partners support activating CloudFlare directly from within cPanel. Is this the recommended way of doing so? What are the pros and cons ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A **.***.**...
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What hosting control panels do major websites use? [closed]

I use cPanel for my personal website only because it came standard when I bought the domain name, but recently it came to my attention that there are other control panels available. I was curious as ...
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Need to setup and access web disk for a hosting account

I am on linux(ubuntu 12.04) and have purchased a hosting space. In the cpanel, I selected nautilus for accessing web-disk and I was given a note: Note: In order for the Web Disk to work, you ...
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Memcache alternative for cpanel hosting

Memcache is the best caching API for php, but it is not available on most of the hosting providers. Are there any alternatives to memcache which are available for most hosting providers(e.g. Godaddy)?
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How do I disable username prefixes on mySQL databases?

I know of the potential risks. The only "useful" thing I've been able to find after Google-ing is this, on the cPanel website, which has no context whatsoever. Does anyone know how to do this? My ...
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Google results show .info domain instead of .com

I am on shared hosting currently and i registered this account with a .info domain as the main domain.... say MyDomain.info . However, the site runs from MyDomain.com . This is a cpanel based ...
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Can I set memory limits on cpanel acounts

I have one account on my vps that is hogging more than it's fair share of memory. How can I limit that account's memory usage? Setting memory_limit in the php.ini? It appears as if this sets the ...
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Paper Lantern Theme Changed for Newly Transferred cPanel Account

I just transferred a cPanel account in from another server. Paper Lantern is the default cPanel theme for all my accounts. However, the "Paper Lantern" theme for this one new account looks like an old ...
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with PHP: How to restrict access from one Addon domain to another?

With 000webhost (not with cPanel), whenever I add a new domain to my account, an entirely separate public_html is created and a separate FTP login. But with cPanel, all "addon domains" are created ...
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Hosting email & web for domain on separate cpanel accounts

We're currently transitioning our web site & email infrastructure from a single shared hosting account onto a new linux VPS, which we manage using WHM and cpanel. There are two big chunks we need ...
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cPanel SSL installation

I've tried transferring SSL issued by GoDaddy to Linux based server. The website was originally hosted in Windows. After the installation is completed, I got a message like this in cPanel: ...
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Set nameserver in WHM with VPS that has no domain name?

I have a new VPS I want to use to manage sites on. I need to set up nameservers so that I can point the domain names to the new servers. I know nameservers usually look like ns1.example.com where ...
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Pointing a parked subdomain to a real subdomain

I have two registered domains. Say the domains are originaldomain.com and parkeddomain.com. parkeddomain.com points to originaldomain.com. I also have a few subdomains in originaldomain.com, and I ...