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Installing cPanel/WHM on a Linux VPS (Updated 2017)

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Install cPanel/WHM To install cPanel & WHM on your server, run the following command: cd /home && curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest && sh latest This command changes your session to the home directory, downloads the latest version of cPanel & WHM, and runs the installation script. Minimum Requirements Please note the minimum suggested RAM and disk space! Operating system […]

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Switching to MPM Event / MPM Worker in Apache (CentOS VPS/Server)

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Apache MPM (Multi-Processing Modules) are modules for Apache web server that control the creation of child processes. There are a few different varieties of MPMs available, each with its own type of child process management. The default Apache MPM is Prefork. Follow the guide below to Disable Prefork MPM and Enable Event MPM on Apache web server. This […]

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Web Hosting: Quick Setup Guide

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Sign Up and Choose a Domain Select a web hosting plan from: https://www.solvps.com/web-hosting/ Log in to Control Panel You will receive an email confirmation called New Account Information containing FTP server info, and other info you might need to get started. You can also proceed directly to the SolVPS Control Panel, where you can manage your web […]

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cPanel: How to Backup or Dump MySQL Databases via SSH

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This article applies to Linux servers and VPS instances running cPanel/WHM. If you need to back up, dump, or restore a database via command line (SSH) on your cPanel server, read on. Restore a MySQL Database To restore an existing .sql backup of a MySQL database, run the following mysql command as root or a user with […]

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Installing Apachetop on a Linux Server or Linux VPS (CentOS)

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Apachetop is a command line utility useful for monitoring a web server’s connections and other statistics in real time. Similar to top, apachetop reads the acces_log file in /var/log/httpd and displays the results in real time.  How to Install Apachetop We will install Apachetop on our CentOS system using the third-party EPEL repositories. If you are not already […]

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How to Change the PHP Handler on a Linux Server or VPS with cPanel

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This article covers how to change the PHP handler on a Linux VPS or dedicated server running cPanel/WHM. The instructions below require root-level access to the WHM admin panel. The PHP handler is the software that Apache uses to implement PHP. The different choices can have effects on the performance, and security, of your server. For […]

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Reset/Change the MySQL Root Password on a cPanel Server (Linux)

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On a Linux server or VPS with cPanel/WHM, there are two ways to reset the root password for MySQL. One method uses the WHM admin web panel, while the other uses the command line (shell). Reset the MySQL root password in WHM On servers with cPanel/WHM, it is recommended to change the MySQL root password […]

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Installing Memcache on cPanel server or VPS to Improve Page Speeds

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Memcache is one of several different caching methods available for Apache/PHP web servers. It is designed to speed up websites and web apps, especially those utilizing databases, by caching frequently-accessed data and objects in RAM for quicker access. Installing Memcache on a cPanel server or cPanel VPS is a simple, and effective way to begin optimizing […]

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Secure cPanel/WHM Login: Installing a Valid SSL for the Portal, Webmail, and FTP

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In this guide, we will show you how to install a valid, commercially-signed SSL certificate on a cPanel/WHM server. This will provide verified security for cPanel services like the cPanel user login portal, WHM admin login portal, Webmail, and FTP. First, log in to the WHM administrator interface as the root user. In the left-hand navigation, […]

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How to Disable cpHulk (cPanel Firewall) from SSH or WHM

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WHM/cPanel comes with a built-in firewall called cpHulk, with advanced protection for blocking brute force attacks and other intrusion attempts. Unfortunately, cpHulk will sometimes lock out the owner of the server, so he can’t log in to WHM. How to Disable cpHulk from SSH (Shell) If you are able to log in via shell (SSH), run […]

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