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Setting Up Basic Configurations for Your cPanel Account

Posted by Alex on 21 02 2017.

One of the sections you need to learn more about when it comes to setting up your cPanel & WHM account is the Basic Config menu. Here, you can configure IPv4 address so that you can share IPv4 virtual host to selecting the default WebMail theme and many others.


To give you an idea of what you can do under the Basic Config menu, below are the options will find in it as well as a brief but concise definition of each.


  1. The IPv4 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv4 virtual hosts. As you can see from the option title, you can only put in one IPv4 address here. However, this single address already serves the purpose of sharing the IPv4 addresses. All accounts on the server not needing a dedicated IPv4 address can use this same


  1. The IPv6 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv6 virtual hosts. Put in one IPv6 address here that will function as your server’s shared IPv6 address. Any account on the server not requiring a dedicated IP address can use this one instead.


  1. The ethernet device onto which new IP addresses are added. Choose the Ethernet device where you want the new IP addresses for the server added to. You can also manually enter one by typing it in the Other text box.


  1. Enter the location where you wish for new users’ home directories to be created. Choose the location in the file system of your server where you want to put all of the home directories of your cPanel users.


  1. Additional home directories matching the following value will also be used for new home directory creations. You can also use another directory for storing the home directories of your cPanel users aside from the default /home.


  1. Select a default theme for the cPanel interface. In this section, you can choose your preferred theme for your cPanel interface. You will find all of the available cPanel themes on your server here.


  1. Select the Webmail default theme. This is where you will also find the option for choosing the default theme for your Webmail interface. You will find every theme available on your server in this menu.


  1. Automatically create a cgi-bin script alias. You can opt to have the Apache web server automatically alias all the scripts found in the file titled: httpd.conf.


  1. This value defines the caching time for host name lookups for domains hosted on this server. Here, you can pick out a Time To Live (TTL) with the value measured in seconds for your DNS records. You can also manually enter a value in the text box.


  1. This value is similar to the Domain Time To Live setting, but is specifically the value used for newly created zone file’s authoritative nameserver entries. Whenever you create new zone file authoritative nameserver entries, you need to choose a TTL for them. This is the option that will allow you to do so.


  1. Enter the style in which you wish to receive your Apache logs. You can choose the style of how you want to view Apache log files, whether as “combined,” or as “common.”