Setting Up Wildcard DNS with cPanel

Wildcard DNS allows a server to display and combination of subdomains for a website. For example, wildcard DNS for thecpaneladmin.com will allow any subdomain to resolve to this website, even if they have not been specifically created. Subdomains th The 24 Hour Sinus Breakthrough! at have been created individually in cPanel will still route to…

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Automating Apache and PHP Updates

A lot of hosts that deploy a large number of servers are automating updates instead of running them manually. While cPanel updates can be automated as well, it’s become a common question of how to automate Apache and PHP updates across a large number of servers without having to manually run EasyApache on each server,…

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Fixing Permissions of Valiases

I wrote this script a while back to fix the permissions of alias files in /etc/valiases when users were having trouble creating forwarders. You can also download the script in plaintext here. #!/bin/bash # Script to fix permissions of valiases # Written by: Vanessa Vasile 5/17/10 # http://thecpaneladmin.com for domain in `cat /etc/userdomains |awk ‘{print…

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Assign Multiple IP Addresses on One Account

By default, cPanel supports the usage of one dedicated IP per account. However, you can get around this by editing just a few files on the server. Here are the steps: 1. Edit /var/cpanel/userdata/$user/$subdomain.$maindomain for each subdomain (for addon domains you’ll usually edit the file for the subdomain associated with the addondomain) and change the…

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How to Enable Passive FTP

Passive FTP is not enabled with pure-ftp by default. To enable this, edit /etc/pure-ftpd.conf and uncomment out this line: PassivePortRange 30000 50000 This means that FTP will answer passively on the range of ports between 30000 and 50000, so you may want to narrow the scope to something like 30000 to 35000. Once you do…

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