Installing LetsEncrypt SSL Certificates on CentOS + cPanel Servers

At the time of this writing, LetsEncrypt is in public beta and already in high demand. This service is a new certificate authority that allows you to generate your own signed certificates in an effort to improve security.  At present there is a feature request for providing this functionality in cPanel. You can also use…

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Configure Email Client Shows Wrong SSL Hostname

CPanel allows you to install a shared SSL certificate for email services so your users can connect securely to POP, IMAP, and SMTP.  The only real drawback here is that you can only natively use one certificate, which means your users should be connecting to the correct hostname under which the SSL certification is installed from…

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Fix for “Missing owner for domain X, force lookup to root”

On recent cPanel versions, rebuilding the Apache conf returns the following non-fatal error: root@savannah [~]# /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf info [rebuildhttpdconf] Missing owner for domain savannah.tcaserversolutions.com, force lookup to root Built /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf OK   The error does not adversely effect the way the httpd.conf file is built, but the presence of the unnecessary info message can be annoying. …

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Upgrading MySQL Without Breaking PHP

Update: Please be advised that this post does not apply to you if you’re running EasyApache 4, because EA4 uses PHP RPMs and MySQL client compatibility libraries. Please make sure you are following the instructions below that pertain to your system! There’s a dilemma among system administrators of high-traffic servers when it comes to doing…

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Removing WHM Disk Space Errors

If your server is approaching 99% disk space, your users may be aware of this before you are. At the 1% free margin, the following error will pop up when accessing certain features in cPanel and WHM: Sorry for the inconvience! The filesystem mounted at / on this server is running out of disk space.…

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