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Apache 2.2.8 customization on cPanel Server

So ever since Apache moved to modular in version 2 you need to change your tune ups and modification for Apache in MPM instead of directly in apache

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Manually setup your name server IPs on a cPanel server

The Domain Name System, or DNS, is one of the most essential parts of the modern web. Whenever you enter a domain name into your browser’s URL bar, DNS facilitates the translation of this request

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cPanel Security Center Resource Links

Security Resource LinksPlease note that these links are to third party sites and that cPanel is not affliated with these sites. cPanel bears no responsibility for the content of these sites.

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cPHulk makes brute force attacks melt like butter.

>We’ve all been faced with the problem of weak passwords. As much as you inform users about password security, they want to use something they can easily remember. So, we end up with passwords like

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Manually run your log for a cPanel account via SSH

Sometimes you manually need to run the logs for one account in cPanel , you can easily do this via SSH

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Rsync – Helpful linux command reference

Rsync is another very powerful command that is used to sync 2 directories between servers and only transfer the new files to the server. This is a great method for backups as it is low

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Replace – Helpful linux command reference

The replace command is a very simple but VERY powerful command that comes as part of mysql. It can be used to quickly replace entries within a group of files. Generally I find it useful

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What is kernel panic and what to do about it

Found an interessting post on the cPanel forum and though it might be of use for some, this is a sumary of the content: What is kernel panic on a Linux server ? Andy explains:

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Installing ImageMagick 6.3.8 on a cPanel Server

This tutorial will give you a little step by step manual of how to upgrade and properly install ImageMagick on you cPanel server without having to manually compile Apache

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How to setup External Mail server on cPanel Hosting

If you are running your or your clients are running their own private exchange server in the office and need an external mail server set up from the cPanel server pointing to your exchange server

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Linux as a Tool for Windows Hardware Errors

In this article, Rais offers insights why Windows hardware failures may be causing some to update or replace devices that are still operational. Instead, he shows how powerful a tool Linux can be in tracking

Languages and Hybrid Design

Here’s a new one for the debate regarding semantic tableless CSS-based design versus old-fashioned tables-for-everything HTML. Let’s say you design a great site with floated DIVs, negative margins, semantic tags,… More »

Flashing Once Again

A project has come around that’s finally got me working in Flash (a web animation software package, for those that don’t know) again – which is nice. What with the… More »

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Linux / Unix Command Library: ps and kill – The Arnold Schwarzenegger equivalent

Even on Linux it sometimes happens that processes wear out their welcome and stick around longer than you would like them to. They simply ignore your request to close up and go away. Fortunately you

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APF firewall. Daily automated email showing firewall status

Charles Sweeney writes : This is how to get your server to send you a daily email showing the status of your APF firewall. In other words, letting you know if it’s running or not!

IE7 Non-Standard Event Handlers

Recently I had a problem where, when using IE7 (a rare occurrence and only ever for testing purposes) an XHTML ‘SELECT’ element would not open properly. On first click it… More »

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Linux: hot to get more info on your CPU

If you need more info on your CPU performance just simply run this shell command: cat /proc/cpuinfo

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10 Tips for making cPanel / WHM servers more secure

Please note that these tips are suggestions only and cPanel takes no responsibility for modifications to individual servers, or the security practices of individual servers. Server security is a collection of compromises, as any server

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Are You A Closet FrontPage User?

By Mark Daoust : In webmaster circles, fessing up to being a FrontPage user is akin to inviting your mother as your date to your senior prom: you just don’t do it. In fact, admitting

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HostGator: cPanel Security Hole Exploited in Mass Hack

HostGator says hackers compromised its servers using a previously unknown security hole in cPanel, the control panel software that is widely used by hosting providers. "I can tell you with all accuracy that this is