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Should the "admin-ajax.php " file in my WordPress site be allow or disallowed in robots.txt?

This file is often used front-end by themes and plugins. It was changed in WordPress robots.txt file a couple of years ago to allow crawling for this reason, after an issue with google being unable to ...
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Domain names mirroring my domain except for small details

There are a couple things you can do about it: Add canonical tags to every page on your site. For example one of the pages on your site should have this tag in the <head> section: <link rel=...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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cPanel doesn't recognize IPv6 address in MySQLRemote

The address you have mentioned is an IPv6 address. It was introduced as a solution to the rapidly dwindling supply of IPv4 address. It has the potential to allow for 3.4×10^38 (that is 34 followed by ...
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Backdoor exploit - could they have downloaded files from server?

<?php $str = $_GET['cmd']; system($str); ?> This potentially allows the attacker to pretty much do/execute anything on your system by passing an arbitrary command in the URL query string! So, ...
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.htaccess to WWW And/Or HTTPS

all of them have redirected http://sub.example.com To https://www.sub.example.com That would seem to suggest that you have a rule that simply checks for the absence of www (which is correct for the ...
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Unable to download large zipped file of cPanel full backup (Chrome download restarts download )

You can find or change the location of backups in cpanel's Configure Backup Directory section of Backup Configuration interface Home > Backup > Backup Configuration Once you know the location ...
Steve's user avatar
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Creating an A record and then a CNAME to point a subdomain to a different server gives an error message

A and CNAME both are types of DNS records, that can be applied to a domain name. But they are mutually exclusive:[1] A resolves a domain name query to an IP address, CNAME resolves it to an other ...
x a's user avatar
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What are PHP extensions?

The simple answer is that most of the PHP functionallity is in the basic setup and you probally don't need to worry about this. But, extensions are exactly as they sound like, they extend PHP ...
Martijn's user avatar
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What is `wp-cli.yml` for in the public_html folder?

It is used by wp-cli, the command line interface for WordPress. The wp-cli.yml is where you set configuration values, related to your website, for wp-cli.php to use. https://make.wordpress.org/cli/...
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Website backup file size differs on server vs when downloaded via FTP

It isn't a virus or some sort of FTP compression. It could be a couple of things going on: For example, if the server is running Linux and your desktop is running Windows it is likely that your ...
gnicko's user avatar
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Domain names mirroring my domain except for small details

It isn't dangerous. Looking at DNS, both those domains are hosted through cloudflare, so it likely a misconfiguration there. If it bothers you it is possible to stop them displaying your content. ...
Steve's user avatar
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Paper Lantern Theme Changed for Newly Transferred cPanel Account

the "Paper Lantern" theme for this one new account looks like an old X3 theme. It sounds like you are seeing the "Retro" style of the "Paper Lantern" theme. (This does look very similar to the ...
DocRoot's user avatar
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Is it possible to bookmark specific URLs within cPanel?

I've had no problem doing this, providing the session variable is taken out of the bookmarked URL. It takes me to the login page and then immediately to the page I had bookmarked. I've frequently ...
Tim Malone's user avatar
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Can I upgrade my cPanel or File Manager on Shared Hosting?

It's simple... you can't... talk to hostgator since you don't have root and its them your paying.
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Why is my partial home directory backup is bigger than my full backup?

It's because when you request a Full Backup, your "Full Backup archive" gets saved into your home directory. So when you then download the "Home Directory" it downloads the home ...
Shaiya Coprez's user avatar
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Can I delete .ftpquota file on server or not

.ftpquota is a file used by your FTP deamon on the server, if you want it deleted, you need to disable the FTP server running on your hosting.
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

wp-content and your databases is almost enough. I would also include wp-config.php But take note that sometimes just restoring everything doesn't always work. It should, I can't explain why it ...
Steve's user avatar
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How to delete a DNS record in WHM/cPanel "Edit DNS Zone" page?

Empty all the text fields for the record Change the Record Type back to "Select" Click Save at the bottom of the page
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Shared Hosting Plans With Cpanel Duplicating Websites On Subdomains

I assume you are using cPanel's Addon domains? These indeed must point to a subdomain. it's a default behavior for shared hosting with Cpanel Yes, it's default behaviour. Do you think Google ...
MrWhite's user avatar
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How to deal with URLs that has been hotlinked?

To stop hotlinking you can add the following to your .htaccess file. Replace example.com on line 3 with your own domain name. Also add or remove any file extensions on line 4 RewriteEngine on ...
Steve's user avatar
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Did I just stop my caching issue?

Yes, this will cause clients to re-download when the asset has expired a minute later. This runs under the assumption you've switched e-tags off (see below). The downside is people are now burning up ...
L Martin's user avatar
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Where to install WHMCS

You can install WHMCS anywhere. There is no 'best place'. In terms of security, you may want to segregate your other services (such as DNS and email) that are often provisioned with a control panel, ...
William's user avatar
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Install WordPress but don't use it yet

The easiet option is to create a subdomain e.g. new.example.com in its own directory and install Wordpress in there. Once the site is finished, either change the domain's document root to point it to ...
Steve's user avatar
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What is `wp-cli.yml` for in the public_html folder?

It’s a file that your hosting company is using to help them manage the availability of and updates to the WordPress Command Line Interface. It’s supposed to be there, don’t mess with it.
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Get HTTPS padlock when typing in domain name directly without www

I already configured in my WordPress admin to force SSL Well, WordPress doesn't appear to be holding up its end of the bargain; SSL is not being "forced". UPDATE: Actually, if this is the setting I ...
MrWhite's user avatar
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Is "Legacy Backup" in WHM necessary when you're running out of space?

Firstly, if you are running out of disk space you potentially have more problems than legacy backups. As someone who has waited too long to upgrade a server, I urge you to handle it sooner rather ...
Steve's user avatar
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Is "Legacy Backup" in WHM necessary when you're running out of space?

Your first screenshot answers to your question: cPanel & WHM will deprecate the Legacy Backup system in the near future. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to the new Backup system. As ...
Esa Jokinen's user avatar
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Setting up an email account using godaddy's cpanel hosting service

You're mistaking A records with MX records, mail.example.com is an A record setup automatically by cPanel and is not relevant to the setup of MX records which are needed for email to work. The ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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How to transfer an SSL certificate from one cPanel account to another? Do I need to transfer it? I have WHM with the new account

I was able to transfer a certificate using WHM for the new account, making use of these instructions as a partial guide: https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/transfer-ssl-certificate-cpanelwhm/ In ...
Highly Irregular's user avatar
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Many DNS records after creating a subdomain in cPanel

In CPanel you have so called Zone Templates that define how newly created (sub)domains should look (in terms of added subdomains, TXT or MX entries etc.) You can change the zone template following ...
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