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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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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Installing ImageMagick on a cPanel Server

This post is obsolete as of cPanel 11.36. To install ImageMagick:  yum -y install ImageMagick-devel ImageMagick-c++-devel For PHP: /usr/bin/pecl install imagick For Perl: yum -y install ImageMagick-perl (You may need to temporarily remove “perl*” from /etc/yum.conf) LEGACY VERSION INSTALLATION: Some time in earlier 2009 cPanel added a new script to their repository to allow cPanel…

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aquota.user: Permission denied

This error has been bugging me for over a year now: touch: cannot touch `/aquota.user’: Permission denied This generally occurs when performing any function where the quota system is being modified, such as changing an account’s quota, suspending/unsuspended an account, or running one of cPanel’s quota scripts. First, check the permissions of /aquota.user (or the…

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10 Free Monitoring Solutions to Consider

Server and network monitoring can be crucial to a host’s success. I mean, how embarrassing is it when your customers are aware of downtime before you are? You don’t have to pay big bucks or spend loads of time setting up monitoring for your server. We’ve compiled a list of free monitoring solutions you can use to guarantee minimal downtime for your users, and show customers how reliable your service is!…

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