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Category: Tips & Tricks

SSL Improvements for cPanel & WHM

The internet is brimming with online stores, merchant gateways, and more e-commerce solutions than you can shake a stick at. With such a quickly growing market, the ability to securely communicate across a network became a necessity. Technologies, like SSL and TLS for example, have stepped up to fill this ever growing requirement. …

Open Resolver Handling with Bind on CentOS 5.x cannot Update to 9.7[Workaround][Old]

Edit: This information is old and may longer be relevant. An open resolver is a DNS server, which will allow a recursive query of an arbitrary domain from any IP address. An open resolver can be used in a reflection DDoS. Only Subnets controlled by the organization should be allowed to conduct recursive queries on a DNS server. [1] The problem is bind comes from Red Hat, which has locked the 5.x version to the …

Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM

Backups are a crucial part of any hosting plan. The panic and worry of a site crashing can keep a website owner up at night. For many people, a website is more than a digital presence, a website is means of survival. Whether their site sells widgets or is ad sponsored, losing data …

How to replace MySQL with Percona in 11.36

Important: This setup is considered to be unsupported by the cPanel/WHM team. Please note that once cPanel/WHM no longer maintains MySQL on your system it is on the Systems Administrator to manage and maintain any updates and maintenance on the database software.  We recommend only experienced systems administrators perform the above and we are not responsible for any possible data loss. Below you will find some steps on how to affectively stop cPanel/WHM from …

On to Capitol Hill

2/26/13 Houston, TX- cPanel and Capitol Hill Local software company, cPanel Inc., will be taking part in the first Internet Advocacy Day, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill. cPanel will be represented by their Vice President of Operations, and Internet Infrastructure Coalition board member, Aaron Phillips.  …

How to replace MySQL with MariaDB in 11.36+

UPDATE: As of cPanel & WHM 11.48 we now support MariaDB natively, and this guide no longer needs to be followed. Please read about that in the 11.48 release notes. Important: This setup is considered to be unsupported by the cPanel/WHM team. Please note that once cPanel/WHM no longer maintains MySQL on your system it is on the Systems Administrator to manage and maintain any updates and maintenance on the database …

Gone Phishing

How to Minimize and Stop Phishing Emails by Travis Ellis, Technical Product Specialist With the holidays fast approaching, the occurrence of phishing can skyrocket. We put together a handy little guide on how to minimize and stop phishing emails. Enable DKIM and SPF DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a powerful resource introduced in cPanel in 11.32. This tool will sign the email with a digital signature that claims responsibility for emails. This gives the ability …

Pointing two URLs to the same website

Introduction Pointing two URLs to the same website is a good way to direct traffic to your site from several different domain names. You can accomplish this in two ways: either redirect one of the URLs to your primary domain, or park one of the URLs, which points that domain towards your primary domain. Redirecting a website A redirect occurs when typing a web address in the address bar sends a visitor to another website …

Managing Multiple Domains from a Single Hosting Account

Introduction Managing multiple domains from a single hosting account is relatively easy but will require you to correctly configure some DNS settings and create addon domains. For this post, I’m going assume you’ve already registered a few domains and have access to your hosting interface via a main domain. Before going any further, let’s specify some working examples: …

Tips when applying at cPanel

I look at a lot of applicants here at cPanel and have some tips for would be job seekers.  Many of these tips are generic and could help you get a job anywhere, but all of them will help you get a job here. Choose your resume format carefully.  You worked hard to make your resume look the way you want it to; the format you send it in will ensure it looks that way …