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Category Archives: Control Panels
Performing a backup within your cPanel is a simple and straightforward process. Normally we recommend our clients take their own backups. Backups on Shared and Reseller servers are guaranteed, but it is always good to have own copy of backups, as we all know “better safe than sorry” is the key to success. Knowing this our clients can make the best decision when buying hosting.
Getting a direct backup from your cPanel is a straightforward and easy process. Here is how you do it:
- First you must log into your channel
- Go to the files sub section and look for the backups link
- Choose complete a full website backup
- Make the “Home Directory” the backup destination
After performing the steps, let the process run for a few minutes and when you come back and refresh you should now see the backup available to download. Ensure that you download it to your local machine and keep it in a safe place.
If you are using external MX record and also using Linux environment for your Plesk server, then you need tweak settings in Plesk panel. To change the settings follow the below guidelines:
1 – You need to update the DNS for your domain name.
a) Change or Add MX record to establish external email server with significant priorities.
b) Remove the “CNAME” for mail.yourdomain.com if not to be used for configuration
c) Or Edit “CNAME” for your domain that will point to external email server (generally provided by the email service provider).
d) Or Add “A” record for mail.yourdomain.com to point to external email server.
It will take some time to propagate the changes made in the DNS.
2 – Once the DNS is formed to use for external email server, it is essential
to de-activate the Mail service for the domain form the Plesk.
- Login as Admin to your Plesk panel
- In Domains > search your desired domain and go into that Domain
- Click on “Mail” (it has drop down options)
- Click on “Mail Settings” or other option is “Create Mailing List”
- Under Mail Preference you need to “uncheck” the option of “Activate mail service on domain”
- Click “OK” button to save the settings
The above settings must eliminate the entry for the domain from the below two “qmail” server configuration files.
After exclusion of above two entries, your Plesk server will search for the external email server for the domain by fetching MX records from its DNS.
Web Disk is a utility offered with cPanel which can be used to manage files using one’s operating system interface.
Accessing the Web Disk application uses your computer’s operating system for manipulating the files allowing you to add, delete or move files to the server just as you would do on your computer. You can easily drag and drop files from your computer to the server and also navigate files on the server the way you can on your computer.
Step 1: First Login to your cPanel account. Now, scroll down to files section and Open the Web Disk application.
Whether you want to transfer the benefits of your existing domain or just shift couple of pages you can use redirects to do this easily and also get the benefits in terms of search engine rankings by getting the rankings of the old domain to the new one.
You can use Redirects to make a webpage display another page to the viewer.
What is a Redirect?
Using the Redirect feature you can redirect a specific web page to another web page. The redirected web page would take the user to the intended web page and display the content on that page. This is also useful for making web page with a long URL accessible by redirecting it to a shorter URL which can be easily remembered by the visitors.
This tutorial is applicable for only Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux
If you need to quickly re-establish contents of /var/www/vhosts/ folder for all clients without restoring full backup. Then you need to find contents of the mentioned folders that located in dumps folder by using the following technique.
# grep DUMP_D /etc/psa/psa.conf
Generally it is located in /var/lib/psa/dumps/clients/<client_login>/domains/<domain_name>/ and has a name like testbackup_domain.com_vhost_1207281225.tgz
This tutorial is applicable for:
* Parallels Plesk Panel 11.x for Linux
* Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux
* Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix
* Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x for Linux/Unix
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart
Stopping httpd: [FAILED]
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 39 of
SSLCACertificateFile: file ‘/usr/local/psa/var/certificates/cert-cwJPGJ’ does not exist or is empty
Plesk is a highly efficient web server administration control panel. It is offered with the Windows web hosting platform. At times you may come across the situation where the Plesk control panel might not load.
If you are not able to login into Plesk, refer the process mentioned below:
If you encounter the error message mentioned below, it means you are using more memory space than what is allotted to you:
[emerg] (22)Invalid argument: could not call shmget
In this situation, you have to increase the value of ‘shmall’ in the ‘/etc/sysctl.conf’ file. Edit this file and increase the value with the following command:
Passwords are usually case sensitive. If a user doesn’t remember a password, he might face a really bad situation
Follow the process mentioned below in order to reser the Plesk root password using Shell and Command Prompt
The procedure of resetting the Plesk (Linux Server) root password through Shell:
[root@plesklinux root]# cd /usr/local/psa/admin/bin
[root@plesklinux bin]# ./ch_admin_passwd —help
./ch_admin_passwd: Utility for setting the Plesk administrator’s password
This fetches password from the environment variable PSA_PASSWORD
SysCP is also an admin panel for hosting web services. It provides a web-based management for internet services. Its goal is to provide a software which enables the Administrator to easily manage his server from within a Web-browser.
Here are the applications that it manages:
* Apache, Apache 2.x, Lighttpd
* Bind9, PowerDNS
* Courier, Dovecot
* Postfix, Exim4
* ProFTP, pureftp
* Awstats, Webalizer
Note that this is the only list that offers alternatives to Apache, Bind, AWStats and Courier / Cyrus.
It offers as a service and more:
VHFFS is a set of tools to manage a web hosting platform initiated by pooled TuxFamily I think, but I am no longer using this interface, however when I was using this platform for shared hosting on several shared servers, the performance shown by this interface was pretty impressive.
Here is a list of its features:
- Web hosting (PHP4 and PHP5) with detailed statistics and logs available
- Hosting MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
- Subversion repositories
- CVS repositories
- Git repositories
- Email address with pop / imap / webmail
- Domain management (DNS management)
- Accounts and redirects mail for the domain (with pop / imap / webmail)
- Mailing Lists (domain-specific or not)
- Download area with detailed statistics,
- Quota management for projects,
VHFFS is freely distributed on the ftp server. In addition VHFFS is designed to work with the free operating system Debian GNU / Linux. VHFFS was developed to run on that platform. According to my knowledge VHFFS does not work on another platform, but if anyone wishes to bring VHFFS on another architecture, it is free to do so. As it is an “open source” by design, so anyone who wishing to help to improve this software can participate in its development.