Command Line PureFTP Configuration on cPanel

Ftp is easy to configure on a cPanel server using WHM or the pureFTP configuration file. The FTP service configuration in WHM is a no-brainer, but for those looking to set up FTP from command line (such as for automation purposes), you can use cPanel’s built-in template system to apply configuration options that will not…

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Managing Multiple Hard Drives with cPanel

If you have a server with single standalone drives, you may have considered the possibility of adding additional hard drives to provide more disk capacity to your system. Luckily, this is very easy to set up and use with cPanel. First things first, I’ll assume that you already have the hard drive physically installed in…

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Dealing With Hacked Sites

This article will not go into detailed technicalities on identifying, troubleshooting, tracing, and fixing hacks. These topics are far too broad to cover in a single article, and is outside the scope of this article’s intent. This guide is to help you, the system admin, come up with a plan to handle situations involving breached…

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Changing an FTP User’s Path

By default, your main FTP (cPanel) user will have and FTP path to the user’s home folder, and each FTP user you create after that will have a path that you specify with you create the account in cPanel > FTP accounts. Unfortunately, cPanel’s interface does not currently let you change the FTP paths for…

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Accessing cPanel Through A Firewall

There’s been a long-standing issue from a hosting provider’s point of where cPanel runs on abnormal ports, causing users behind firewalls to be unable to access cPanel. At first, there was cpanelproxy.net which offered (at that time) an automated script that users could install on their hosting accounts to route cPanel traffic over port 80.…

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Setting Up Wildcard DNS with cPanel

Wildcard DNS allows a server to display and combination of subdomains for a website. For example, wildcard DNS for thecpaneladmin.com will allow any subdomain to resolve to this website, even if they have not been specifically created. Subdomains th The 24 Hour Sinus Breakthrough! at have been created individually in cPanel will still route to…

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Automating Apache and PHP Updates

A lot of hosts that deploy a large number of servers are automating updates instead of running them manually. While cPanel updates can be automated as well, it’s become a common question of how to automate Apache and PHP updates across a large number of servers without having to manually run EasyApache on each server,…

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How to Enable Passive FTP

Passive FTP is not enabled with pure-ftp by default. To enable this, edit /etc/pure-ftpd.conf and uncomment out this line: PassivePortRange 30000 50000 This means that FTP will answer passively on the range of ports between 30000 and 50000, so you may want to narrow the scope to something like 30000 to 35000. Once you do…

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