Category Archives: Control Panels

Installing and Uninstalling Easy Apache4 with Simple Commands

easyapache-4EasyApache 4 Migration can be used in cPanel or WHM version 58 or higher.

Pre-requisites –

Operating Systems –

EasyApache 4 supports the below operating systems –

  • CentOS 6 or 7
  • CloudLinux 6 or 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7

EasyApache 4 only supports CloudLinux in cPanel & WHM version 56 or later. This feature is a beta release.

Apache and PHP –

  • EasyApache 4 only supports Apache version 2.4.
  • EasyApache 4 supports PHP versions 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 7.0.

Settings –
If you install EasyApache 4, activate the rpm_up setting on your system as below –

  • Open the /etc/cpupdate.conf file and set the RPMUP key’s value to daily.
  • Go to Update Preferences interface in WHM (Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences) and set the Operating System Package Updates setting to Automatic.

Steps to Install EasyApache 4 –

Run the following command –

/scripts/migrate_ea3_to_ea4 –run read more

How to Generate a CSR and Install an SSL in Plesk 12?


Let’s learn to generate a Certificate Signing Request and Install a standard SSL certificate or a Windows server running Plesk.

Generate a Certificate Signing Request in Plesk.

  • Sign in to Plesk Panel.
  • Go to Websites & Domains tab and select the domain you want to secure.
  • Now click on Secure Your Sites.
  • Click on Add SSL Certificate
  • Move to the next page and enter the Certificate Name for easy recognition of the certificate among the others on the server and provide the required information for the CSR code –
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    How To Perform A Full Website Backup?

    how to perform cPanel backups

    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:

    1. First you must log into your channel
    2. Go to the files sub section and look for the backups link
    3. Choose complete a full website backup
    4. 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. read more

    Domain pointing to external MX on Plesk

    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:

    It will take some time to propagate the changes made in the DNS.

    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. read more

    How to use Web Disk in cPanel?

    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. read more

    How to redirect a web page using cPanel?

    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. read more

    How to restore the content of the vhost folder from a command line interface (CLI)

    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
    DUMP_D /var/lib/psa/dumps

    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 read more

    Apache fails to start: Because of missing SSLCACertificateFile

    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

    Warning sign

    # /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
    [FAILED] read more

    Dealing With The Loading Issue Of Plesk Control Panel

    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: read more

    How To Reset The Plesk Admin Password Through Shell?

    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:

    [[email protected] root]# cd /usr/local/psa/admin/bin

    [[email protected] 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 read more