cPanel 11.42 Cheat Sheet

In 2010, we released our first cPanel cheat sheet for version 11.25.  Admittedly, we haven’t been keeping up with the times.  A lot has changed with cPanel over the last few years and an update is well overdue. Though labeled for version 11.42, the new cheat sheet is verified to be accurate for the following…

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Install Tomcat 7 on a cPanel Server

4.5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Update: cPanel is no longer supported by cPanel for CentOS 7 or newer. It is recommended that you use cpanel4j. The below instructions are no longer relevant for CentOS 6 or older servers, since cPanel now includes Tomat 7 in EasyApache 3. CPanel has soon promised that Tomcat…

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Fixing cPanel Locale Errors

1.8 / 5 ( 13 votes ) If you receive an “Internal Death” (generic cPanel speak for “something broke”) when accessing WHM and/or cPanel, the first thing you should do is check the cPanel error logs at /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log.  You may see something like this: die [Internal Death while parsing [stdin] xxxxx] Read of CDB_File failed:…

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Why Softaculous is More Fantastic than Fantastico

I don’t mean to offend anyone who still uses Fantastico. Some people prefer to stick to what they’re used to, and Fantastico is the original open-source auto-installer built for cPanel and has a pretty solid name in the hosting industry. But geez – what happened? Where did all their developers go, and what are the…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cron

5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) The following is a guest post from Gwen Davis of hostingobserver.com. History The first cron was written in the early 1970s for Version 7 UNIX as a system service (also known in UNIX as a daemon). The algorithm, invoked from the /etc/inittab location whenever the OS entered a…

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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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Mass Change Default (Catch All) Addresses

1.8 / 5 ( 6 votes ) I wrote this nice one-liner for a user in the cPanel forums asking how to change all their current default addresses to :fail: – http://thecpaneladmin.com/files/changedefaultaddr.sh.txt Before you do anything like this, you should back up /etc/valiases. Keep in mind also that you can change the default address for…

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