WebHost Manager, more commonly referred to as WHM, is a very handy hosting automation control panel providing users with complete control over the servers they utilize, together with all of the installed cPanel-hosted sites. One of the many other key WHM features is its service monitoring tool. This allows users to monitor services that run on a server, including the Apache HTTP Server (web server), MySQL (database server), and BIND (DNS server).
Services, sometimes referred to as daemons, are programs that execute every time the system starts. In most cases, they will keep on running as long as the server is turned on. Many of these services play integral roles in keeping websites up and running, so in the event that one experiences a problem and crashes down, the website may be rendered inoperable. This may then result in users losing valuable business, a problem that can fortunately be prevented by the cPanel Service Manager
In cPanel’s Service Manager interface, a list containing TailWatch Drivers and daemons can be found, based on the server being utilized by the user. The following actions can be performed through this interface:
How to Start Monitoring Services
To begin monitoring various services utilizing WHM, the following steps should be performed:
Once the user has enabled the monitoring service, all of the services that have been specified will be tracked by WHM. In the event that one of these daemons crash, an automatic restart of WHM will follow, which will help ensure that downtime will only be minimal. In a nutshell, this monitoring tool has been designed as way to protect websites in cases of unexpected problems and service crashes.
Available TailWatch Drivers
The following are the TailWatch drivers found in the Service Manager:
As for daemons, the following are included in the cPanel’s Service Manager interface: