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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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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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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 Log in to cPanel/WHM VPS

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If you chose to install cPanel/WHM on your VPS, you can log in to the WHM control panel interface immediately after VPS setup at: URL: https://x.x.x.x:2087 Username: root Password: [Root password of your VPS.] You should replace “x.x.x.x” in the above example with the primary IP address of your VPS.

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