Adding New Feature Groups for a cPanel Theme

You’ll probably often see hosts that have a ton of extra icons in their cPanel for various items. When you’re customizing cPanel, it’s useful to be able to be able to add icon groups for features that either need to be grouped together, or that don’t fit into other categories. cPanel 11 makes it very…

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Installing ClamAV on a cPanel Server

ClamAV is an popular open source anti-virus toolkit for *nix, and while many people don’t find much value in using antivirus software on Unix, it is very useful for email scanning. cPanel’s implementation allows end users to run scans on their home folders, public FTP folders, mail, and public_html. It’s really hard to install ClamAV…

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Allowing Users to Customize AwStats

You can allow users to use their own configuration file for AwStats in case they are in need of customizations not provided by the server’s main config. To enable this option, add the following to /etc/stats.conf: allow_awstats_include=1 Alternatively, you can go to WHM > Statistics Software Configuration, and click on Allow Awstats configuration Include file…

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Manually Rearranging Accounts

There was a situation today where I had to mass-move a bunch of accounts from one partition to another. WHM’s Rearrange an Account function does this one account at a time, but to move over 50 of them, a more scripted solution was necessary. Here’s how I did it on a live server without causing…

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Changing The Default Web Templates for cPanel

cPanel currently has four templates that are visible to your users: Default website: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that points to the server but isn’t configured in Apache Account move: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that has moved Connection selection: Appears to visitors who navigate to a site that…

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How to Rebuild cPanel Bandwidth Graphs

Cpanel 11.25 restructured the way that bandwidth RRD files are being processed, in that each service has two RRD files – one for peak, and one for rate. The “peak” file is used for long timespans of a month or longer, and the “rate” file covers a timespan of a week or less. The following…

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Performance Tip: Disable Optimizefs

CPanel utilizes a script called “optimizefs” that removes the atime attribute from certain files on the system. For larger servers, this can create a lot of i/o load for a problem that can be fixed simply by mounting your file systems with the noatim Metabolic Masterpiece e flag if your file system is ext2 or…

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Tips to Reduce Your Customer Support Costs

When hosting websites, whether as a mainstream hosting provider, a hobby, or to supplement another service, it’s your job to make sure your customers have access to technical support in case they need help. Customer support is one of the highest expenses that a web host can encounter. Just my making a few small changes,…

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