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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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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Roundcube: MySQL or SQLite?

Update: As of cPanel 11.4x, Roundcube only supports SQLite. cPanel 11.25 introduces a new feature: The ability to have RoundCube use SQLite instead of MySQL. After benchmarking resource usage and performance, I’ve come to the conclusion that SQLite is definitely the best way to go for Roundcube. Having trou Duplicate File Cleaner ble making the…

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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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