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Three cPanel Server Management Techniques You Should Know

Posted by Jamison on 07 10 2016.

With such a robust interface, plenty of features, and numerous compatible plug-ins, you can play around with cPanel so much that every day will bring numerous opportunities to enhance and improve your website.

 

There are several things you do need to know when it comes to cPanel server management. In fact, there is a lot you probably still do not know about it. Here are three of some of the most important techniques you should know though.

 

The Difference between Internal vs. External cPanel License

 

In terms of technicality, there really is no big difference between internal and external licensing for cPanel. They have the same software and functionalities. The only difference between them is price.

 

When you want the biggest saving, you should work with a data center that sells and runs cPanel. Why? Simply because the Linux-based control panel gives out discounted rates to datacenters once they become partners and offer cPanel…

With such a robust interface, plenty of features, and numerous compatible plug-ins, you can play around with cPanel so much that every day will bring numerous opportunities to enhance and improve your website.

 

There are several things you do need to know when it comes to cPanel server management. In fact, there is a lot you probably still do not know about it. Here are three of some of the most important techniques you should know though.

 

The Difference between Internal vs. External cPanel License

 

In terms of technicality, there really is no big difference between internal and external licensing for cPanel. They have the same software and functionalities. The only difference between them is price.

 

When you want the biggest saving, you should work with a data center that sells and runs cPanel. Why? Simply because the Linux-based control panel gives out discounted rates to datacenters once they become partners and offer cPanel licenses to users. When you work with a datacenter selling cPanel licenses to servers within their very own datacenter, you get an “internal” license.

 

Those that do not belong in this group have to purchase “external” licenses because they do not have a direct relationship or affiliation with cPanel. As a result, buying a license from them will cost you more.

 

Using the cPanel Interface when Correcting Email SSL Hostname

 

One of the most attractive features that cPanel have is its convenience. This is displayed in its feature of allowing users to automatically set up mail clients through a setup file they downloaded. They can also choose from among the included options in the configurable value list displayed in their cPanel interface. You will find this under this directory: Mail > Email Accounts > Configure Email Client.

 

To correct problems with the email SSL hostname, just edit these files found in the /var/cpanel/ssl:

 

  • courier-imapd-DOMAINS

 

  • courier-pop3d-DOMAINS

 

  • exim-DOMAINS

 

  • dovecot-DOMAINS

 

These files should have the secure hostname your customers should use whenever they try to access email over the SSL. To make things even simpler, here are some scripts you can follow:

 

  • SSL_HOST=secure.hostname # (Replace the “hostname” part with your preferred hostname.)

 

  • SERVICES=(courier-imapd courier-pop3d exim dovecot)

 

  • for file in ${SERVICES[@]}

 

  • do

 

  • echo $SSL_HOST > /var/cpanel/ssl/$file-DOMAINS

 

  • done

 

After this, just save the script you just created into a file, enter 755 as the permission setting, and execute it normally.

 

Resetting WordPress Admin Password the Easiest Way

 

Forgetting WordPress admin passwords is one of the most common issues many WP users often experience. Fortunately, this is not something too hard to resolve. Just follow the steps below, and you will reset your password in the quickest, most convenient method possible.

 

  1. Head to either your WHM or cPanel PhpMyAdmin.
  2. Choose your WordPress database.
  3. Choose the table that says ‘wp_users’.
  4. Click the pencil icon for “Edit”. You will find this located right next to the line with the word “admin” to it.
  5. Look for the “user_pass” line. There is a dropdown button. Click this and choose MD5. In the text field right beside this option, put in your new desired password.
  6. Hit on the Go button at the page’s bottom. Click save and you are all set.

 

You can now log in to WordPress using the password you just saved.