WHM Hosting

WebHost Manager (WHM) is a web-based tool used by server administrators and resellers to manage hosting accounts on a cPanel web server.

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Install new software using RPMs in WHM

This tutorial will show you how to install new software using RPMs in WHM One way to install software on Linux computers is by using RPMs, also referred to as packages. WHM provides you with a tool allowing you to install an RPM. 1) Find the Software category. 2) Click the link entitled Install a

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Manage PHP extensions in WHM

This tutorial will show you how to manage PHP extensions in WHM PHP, Ruby, and Perl are all widely-used web software languages. All of them have at least one system for managing extensions to the core functionality, also known as modules. WHM provides a tool allowing you to interface with each of these extension managers.

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How to use the Perl Script Checker in WHM

In WHM, there is a tool that can check a Perl script for modules that are missing from the server and attempt to install them, as needed. It’s called the Perl Script Checker. 1) You can find it under Software. 2) Here it is. Check/Repair a Perl Script. 3) All you have to do is

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How to regenerate and use your Remote Access Key in WHM

Remote Access Keys are used by external servers and software to communicate with your cPanel & WHM server. In particular, the access keys are used by the servers in a DNS Cluster to communicate without needing each of the others’ root passwords. 1) To find and regenerate your server’s Remote Access Key, scroll down in

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How to restore existing backups to your WHM server

Now that you should have the backup system enabled and configured, you should know how to restore backups in case you ever need to do so. There are three tools in the Backup section that we’ll be going over. 1) Find that section in the menu. 2) First, go to Restore Backups. In order to

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Automatic backups in WHM

This tutorial will show you how to configure automatic backups in WHM Taking regular backups is an important part of running any sort of website. You can configure WHM to automatically make backups of all the important information on your server at specified intervals. 1) To do so, go to the Backup category. 2) Click

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How to perform a manual upgrade of cPanel & WHM

Depending on your update settings, you may or may not need to run cPanel’s update script manually in order for it to check for and install updates. If you’d like to change or verify your update settings, we showed how early on in the Setup series. 1) To manually run cPanel’s update script, go to

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How to manually check for server and system software updates in WHM

Server and system software updates should be performed automatically everytime cPanel’s update script runs; you should not need to run these updates manually. If for some reason you do need to, you can do so from the Software category. 1) Find it in the menu. 2) First, we’ll run Update Server Software. This will check

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How to reboot your server using WHM

There are two tools you can use to reboot your server from within WHM. They have their own category, called System Reboot. 1) Let’s go to Graceful Server Reboot first. This tool is the preferred way to reboot your system. You should use this method whenever possible; it allows the server to close any processes

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How to use the background process killer in WHM

With the Background Process Killer, you can tell WHM to search every day for processes your users should have no reason to run in a standard web hosting environment. If a process is found, the scanner will automatically kill the process and send you an e-mail telling you who was running it. 1) Locate the

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