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Web Hosting: Auto-install an Application or Framework on Your Account

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In this guide we will use the Applications Panel feature to automatically install an application to our web hosting account. This feature allows you to install applications like WordPress, Magento, or frameworks like Laravel and Symfony2, directly from the SolVPS Control Panel. Log in to the Control Panel Click Services > Dashboard in the SolVPS menu (if not logged […]

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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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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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Mod_security: How to Whitelist an IP Address (Linux/cPanel/ModSec)

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Mod_Security is a web firewall module for Apache web servers that provides an excellent first line of defense against web-based attacks and exploits. We will cover installation and configuration of mod_security in a future article, but if you already have mod_sec installed, read on. Whitelist an IP Address in Mod_Security Configuration With a good, strict […]

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cPanel License Key Update Script (How to Update cPanel License)

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Since we’re always looking for it, here is the cPanel license key update script. Simply run the command below while logged in to your cPanel VPS or dedicated server via shell (SSH). /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt Note: If you just want to update cPanel, run: /scripts/upcp

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How to Install LiteSpeed on a cPanel Server in 10 Minutes

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LiteSpeed Web Server is a high-performance web server that is an alternative to Apache, yet fully compatible with existing Apache configuration files. It is very well suited to high traffic websites, and those that use a large number of scripts. This guide will show you how to install LiteSpeed on a cPanel VPS or dedicated […]

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How to Install & Configure Mod_Security on cPanel/WHM VPS

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In this guide, we will show you an easy way to install mod_security on a cPanel VPS, including rules to protect from MySQL injection and web attacks. Mod_security is a web application firewall module for Apache web server, and can provide extremely safe protection against web-based attacks, when configured properly. This guide requires cPanel/WHM to be installed on your […]

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