Allowing Users to Customize AwStats

You can allow users to use their own configuration file for AwStats in case they are in need of customizations not provided by the server’s main config. To enable this option, add the following to /etc/stats.conf: allow_awstats_include=1 Alternatively, you can go to WHM > Statistics Software Configuration, and click on Allow Awstats configuration Include file…

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Manually Rearranging Accounts

There was a situation today where I had to mass-move a bunch of accounts from one partition to another. WHM’s Rearrange an Account function does this one account at a time, but to move over 50 of them, a more scripted solution was necessary. Here’s how I did it on a live server without causing…

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Changing The Default Web Templates for cPanel

cPanel currently has four templates that are visible to your users: Default website: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that points to the server but isn’t configured in Apache Account move: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that has moved Connection selection: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that…

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How to Rebuild cPanel Bandwidth Graphs

Cpanel 11.25 restructured the way that bandwidth RRD files are being processed, in that each service has two RRD files – one for peak, and one for rate. The “peak” file is used for long timespans of a month or longer, and the “rate” file covers a timespan of a week or less. The following…

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Performance Tip: Disable Optimizefs

CPanel utilizes a script called “optimizefs” that removes the atime attribute from certain files on the system. For larger servers, this can create a lot of i/o load for a problem that can be fixed simply by mounting your file systems with the noatim Metabolic Masterpiece e flag if your file system is ext2 or…

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Tips to Reduce Your Customer Support Costs

When hosting websites, whether as a mainstream hosting provider, a hobby, or to supplement another service, it’s your job to make sure your customers have access to technical support in case they need help. Customer support is one of the highest expenses that a web host can encounter. Just my making a few small changes,…

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Mass Change Default (Catch All) Addresses

I wrote this nice one-liner for a user in the cPanel forums asking how to change all their current default addresses to :fail: – http://thecpaneladmin.com/files/changedefaultaddr.sh.txt Before you do anything like this, you should back up /etc/valiases. Keep in mind also that you can change the default address for new accounts in WHM > Tweak Settings.…

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That Huge .cpan Folder in /Home

A common question we get from cPanel administrators is whether it’s Ok to remove /home/.cpan since, on many servers, it tends to grow to a size exceeding 1G. The short answer is yes – installation files. If you find that yours is occupying too much disk space, delete it, and run the following commands: perl -MCPAN…

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