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FAQ’s On WHM 2

Posted by Allura on 27 02 2019.

How can the Nameservers be Changed?
One can change the nameservers in WHM’s Basic WebHost Manager Setup interface (WHM >> Home  >> Server Configuration >> Basic WebHost Manager Setup).One can contact the web host and the domain registrar, updating the information in order to change one’s domain’s nameservers.Can the Records be Easily Changed to Point to an IIS Server Through cPanel and WHM?
There are two ways to do this:Firstly, one can use WHM’s Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home  >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone) editing the desired zone manually and changing the A records for the domain.
In order to cause the server to use A records pointing to another server whenever creating DNS zones, one can use WHM’s Edit Zone Templates  interface (WHM >> Home  >> DNS Functions >> Edit Zone Template) so as to modify the DNS zone template.Why Does one Receive the Message “Unable…

How can the Nameservers be Changed?

One can change the nameservers in WHM’s Basic WebHost Manager Setup interface (WHM >> Home  >> Server Configuration >> Basic WebHost Manager Setup).

One can contact the web host and the domain registrar, updating the information in order to change one’s domain’s nameservers.

Can the Records be Easily Changed to Point to an IIS Server Through cPanel and WHM?

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Firstly, one can use WHM’s Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home  >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone) editing the desired zone manually and changing the A records for the domain.
  2. In order to cause the server to use A records pointing to another server whenever creating DNS zones, one can use WHM’s Edit Zone Templates  interface (WHM >> Home  >> DNS Functions >> Edit Zone Template) so as to modify the DNS zone template.

Why Does one Receive the Message “Unable To Add The User” When an Account is Created?

If it happens so, that the user is already existing on one’s system, one can use the operating system’s user deletion tool in order to delete that user.

One can log in to the server to check whether the user is already existing or not. For this, one has to perform the following actions:

  • Firstly, one has to check the /home/username directory for a home directory for that user.
  • Secondly, one has to check the contents of the /etc/passwd directory for an entry of the user.

How to Preview a New Domain Before the DNS Switch Makes it Live?

One can enter the server’s IP address and cPanel username in a web browser in order to preview the domain. As for example, if one’s IP address is 255.255.255.255 and the username is bob , the user can use: http://255.255.255.255/~bob

This function may get disabled by You web host for security reasons.

How to Disable or Enable WHM Access From the Command Line?

For disabling the WHM access for all users, one has to block incoming traffic on port 2086 and 2087. However, this will lock out the user as well.

One can also use a firewall in order to allow access to those ports for specific IP addresses only.

One cannot however turn an account into a reseller account (grant WHM access) from the command line. One has to use WHM API 1 to automate this process.

One cannot even shut down WHM, because WHM services will ensure the function of the server.

Conclusion

Answers outlined in this review will be benefitting to the users regarding WHM’s backup options.