Adding Services to Chksrvd for Monitoring

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Chkservd is the service in cPanel that checks to make sure that services are running, then restarts them if necessary. It’s also responsible for the ‘Service Manager’ section in cPanel, which is also an interface where added services can be easily checked on and off. Service files are in /etc/chkserv.d/ To add a new service, […]

Fixing a Suddenly “Broken” cPanel Installation

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Sometimes out of nowhere cPanel will just break. You don’t know why, you don’t know when, and you don’t know how…it just happens. In my experience it’s usually when a cPanel update fails for some reason or perl is borked, but either way – it just sucks. This article will go over how to fix […]

Adding IP Addresses to a Server

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

In a hosted multi-site environment you may find yourself needing to add multiple IP addresses to a server. Luckily, cPanel makes it very easy to add IP addresses. This article will go over adding IP addresses to standalone servers, both through WHM and from command line on a cPanel server. Why? You probably already know […]

The cPanel Backup System

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Us cPanel system admins pity those who neglect to back up their sites and then blame their hosts when something goes awry…especially when cPanel makes it so damn easy to back up your entire account in just a few clicks — And we’re going to tell you how to do it. Of course, we’re not […]

Installing an SSL Certificate on a Shared IP

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

It was kind of annoying in the midst of cPanel 11′s release when cPanel discontinued the ability to install an SSL certificate on a shared IP. Sure, you can do it as ‘nobody’, but this tends to mess up things when you have open_basedir set up or you’re using suPHP. Sometimes you might not have […]

Installing Perl Modules

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

CPanel has a internal script for using CPAN to install Perl modules. Learn it and love it: /scripts/perlinstaller Most common Perl modules can be installed from WHM ~> Install a Perl Module, or from command line. If you don’t know the name of the Perl module you’re installing, you may want to use the WHM […]

Installing DomainKeys and SPF Records

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

DomainKeys (DKIM) and SPF records are becoming a common, and annoying, demand among email providers, mainly Yahoo and Hotmail. In short, both are methods of email authentication designed to verify email integrity, by linking a sender to a specific server or hostname. In other words, DomainKeys and SPF records specify what servers can send email […]

cPanel: Installing Mod_Python on Apache 2

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Mod_python is one of the trickier things to install on cPanel servers. Below are the two methods I’ve used to get mod_python up and running on Apache 2. yum -y install subversion (IF it’s not already installed) svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/quetzalcoatl/mod_python/trunk mod_python cd mod_python ./configure –with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs make && make install Then add to httpd.conf in the top section […]

How to Set Up a cPanel Server

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Thinking about using cPanel on your hosting server? Good choice. Setting up a cPanel server takes a little patience, but it’s very easy and straight forward. Basically, everything you need in order to set up a hosting environment on a Linux server is provided for you, you just need to do the configurations through their […]

SpamAssassin 2010 Ruleset Bug Confirmed

On January 4, 2013, in cPanel, by Jamil Anwar

Cpanel confirmed via email and on their site that SpamAssassin has a bug: “The Quality Assurance team discovered a bug within the SpamAssassin ruleset that will mark messages sent in the year 2010 (that’s today) and beyond with a higher spam score than expected. This bug can result in legitimate mail being flagged as spam.” […]

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