INDIA WEB HOSTING FAQs

May 8, 2010

Setup root forwarder – check root forwarder warning by csf

Filed under: CSF,Dedicated Server,Firewall,Security,WHM — Tags: , , , — Unichost @ 2:43 pm

Howto Setup root forwarder on server?

[CSF (ConfigServer Firewall)]

After you install CSF as cPanel Add-on on your virtual private or dedicated server you might get this message “check root forwarder” on running “check server security” test.

Warning: Check Root Forwarder by csf firewall [configserver firewall]

This is regarding the root account forwarder. On the server, the root account, superuser account should have a forwarder set so that you receive essential emails from your dedicated server.

You will need to create/edit a file called .forward in the root folder…
Exact path is: /root/.forward
In this file, add an email address where you want to receive emails sent by root.

March 10, 2010

Restart cPanel Service or stop cpanel whm on vps or dedicated server.

Filed under: cPanel,Web-Hosting,WHM — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 12:34 pm

Unable to access cPanel WHM?

Restart cPanel Service or stop cpanel whm on vps or dedicated server.

WHM cPanel is a industry standard most popular web-hosting control panel. CPSRVD is the service used to run a cPanel web server. On a web server cpsrvd is running at the background. Major tasks such as maintenance, security checks, and most importantly, it serve WebHost Manager (WHM) web page. If by any chance cpsrvd is stopped, it is almost impossible to get into WHM, your access will be blocked to login to WHM cPanel control panel.

If the cPanel service is down, you can’t perform any of the task trhough WHM to resolve the issue. In fact this service should get start automatically as per the documentation says, but there are chances it will not come up if there is a problem with the configuration. So, what’s the resolve? Get into the server via ssh. What if you don’t have that? Sorry, that’s the only option left with you, so you will need to get connected with the system admin/ vps or dedicated hosting provider / data center technicians to get the cPanel cpsrvd service restarted for you, or start the cpsrvd service if it is stopped.

If you have access to ssh, it’s good. You can perfrom one of the folloing command on your server. Login to server with root access. Then, run one of the following commands:

If you are sure that cPanel service is stopped… ?
To check the status…
#service cpanel status
cpsrvd (pid  7575) is running/stopped…
If stopped… to restart the cpanel service…
#service cpanel restart
OR
#/etc/init.d/cpanel restart
OR
#/etc/rc.d/init.d/cpanel restart

The command will stop the services first and then start the cpsrvd daemon again.
You should be able to login to cpanel/whm from your browser now.

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