Resources, Articles, Tricks, and Solutions in connection to Hosting Control Panel

Enable Git on Virtualmin - Best way to do it ?

This article covers steps to enable Git on Virtualmin. 

To do this:

  • Go to Webmin -> Webmin Configuration -> Webmin Modules.
  • In the From ftp or http URL field, enter the URL .http://download.webmin.com/download/plugins/virtualmin-git.wbm.gz .
  • Click the Install Module button.


Once the plugin is installed, you can enable it in Virtualmin as follows :

  • Go to System Settings -> Features and Plugins.
  • Check the box in the left hand column next to Git repositories.
  • Click Save.

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MySQLdump: got error :1049 :unknown database - Fix it Now ?

This article covers the best method to fix the MySQL database error, "MySQLdump: got error :1049 :unknown database".

Generally, this error happens while performing cPanel backups and it simply indicates that the database does not exist in MySQL.


How to fix mysqldump unknown database when selecting the database?

In cases where this error occurs when you specify the password on the command line with -p flag and there is a space between -p and password.

For example, if you want to dump the database named wpdb using the user "root" and password "your-password".

Fix this error, by specifying the password with no space after -p switch as shown below:

mysqldump -u root -pyour-password wpdb > wpdb_backup.sql

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Install the Acronis BackUp Plugin on cPanel - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers method to install the Acronis BackUp Plugin on cPanel.


To install the Acronis Backup plugin for WHM and cPanel, run the following command:

sh <(curl -L https://download.acronis.com/ci/cpanel/stable/install_acronis_cpanel.sh || wget -O -https://download.acronis.com/ci/cpanel/stable/install_acronis_cpanel.sh)

This command runs the installation script.


How to Install the backup agent ?

To back up the Virtuozzo container, the backup agent must be installed on its host as described in the Installing the backup agent on Virtuozzo host section.

1.Log into WHM UI.

2.Click Plugins> AcronisBackup.

3. Specify the credentials of the account to which the machine should be assigned. Make sure that you specify the credentials of an account created within the customer group (Customer administrator, Unit administrator, or User). Do not specify partner administrator credentials.

4. Follow the installation wizard. During the installation, the software checks if the ports required for communication with the cloud are open. 

If some of the ports are closed, the software shows numbers of these ports and the hostnames for which a port should be open. 

Open the ports, close the wizard, and restart the installation. 

Completing the installation may take several minutes. You can leave the page during this process. 

The backup agent can also be installed by using the command line.


To uninstall the Acronis Backup plugin for WHM and cPanel, run the following command:

$ yum remove acronis-backup-cpanel

Removing the extension will also uninstall the backup agent from the cPanel server.

The backup accounts you created and the backed-up data will be left intact.

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Exclude Files from Backups in DirectAdmin - How to do it ?

This article covers how to Exclude Files from Backups in DirectAdmin. 


User ability to skip paths from their tar.gz backup files in DirectAdmin.

i. New optional file:

/home/username/.backup_exclude_paths

where User can add paths to this file that they wish to have skipped from their backup.

The format of the file must be relative to /home/user and should not include a "/home/user" prefix.

2. New default internal directadmin.conf setting:

allow_backup_exclude_path=1

can be disabled by setting it to 0 and restarting DA.

A sample line in the .backup_exclude_paths would look like:

domains/domain.com/awstats

so that the path:

/home/username/domains/domain.com/awstats

is skipped from the backup.

This will add:

--exclude-from=/home/username/.backup_exclude_paths

Just after the -C /home/username option in the creation of BOTH the home.tar.gz and the user's backup tar.gz.

So using the feature will truly exclude the path, regardless of if it's in /home/user/domains, or /home/user/*.

As you may have noticed, the option uses tar's exclude-file option.

This supports patterns, eg:

*.gz

So you have skip those types of files, regardless of what path they're under.

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Install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10 / Debian 9 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how to install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian system. Basically, Ajenti is a simple tool to manage your websites, Firewall, DNS, Cron, Logs, Files, Mail hosting services and so on.

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Install CloudPanel on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers the Installation procedure of CloudPanel on Ubuntu 20.04. Basically, CloudPanel, an open source, PHP-based host control software built for the cloud helps to manage hosted services.

CloudPanel is a server management control panel designed to be fast, easy to use and customizable. This piece of software supports management of Domains, Linux services, Cron jobs, FTP services, System security through IP and Bots blocking, User management, Cloud platforms support, among many others.


Main features of CloudPanel Includes:

1. Free to use and open source

2. Provides powerful intuitive interface for management

3. Designed for high Performance with minimal resource usage

4. It is secure – provision of free SSL/TLS certificates

5. It supports all major clouds – AWS, Digital Ocean, GCP, e.t.c

6. CloudPanel is available in more than ten languages, making it easy to install in any region

7. One-Click Let's Encrypt Certificates

8. NGINX Support

9. Multiple PHP Versions


To fix failed CloudPanel installation:

$ sudo apt -f install

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Interworx vs cPanel - Which is Better

This article covers InterWorx and cPanel  and gives an idea of how to choose the best control panel for customers. Basically, many factors depends to choose the right panel like InterWorx and cPanel. 


InterWorx includes two main sections:

1.  NodeWorx (similar to WHM)

2. SiteWorx (the analog of cPanel)

NodeWorx is a system administrator interface to configuring, managing and monitoring your server. 

From the NodeWorx amin, you can securely manage multiple SiteWorx accounts.

SiteWorx is a separate control management account and website owner interface that provides access to the tools for managing your websites, email, and databases.


Differences between InterWorx and cPanel:

1. Unlike cPanel, with InterWorx, you can create multiple administrator accounts and provide them with the desired permissions. 

This is especially convenient if your clients have web developers or people who need to manage email only, for example. 

cPanel has only one administrative account, and no more additional accounts can be created.

2. InterWorx doesn't have complicated licensing options like cPanel. 

cPanel recently implemented an account-based pricing model that may have resulted in a substantial price increase. 

Whereas InterWorx lets you host multiple accounts on the server without increasing your license cost as it is licensed per server.

3. cPanel supports PostgreSQL, Mailman mailing lists, NodeJS, server-side Java, Ruby on Rails, and the DNSSEC protocol. 

InterWorx does not support those things at this time. Also, InterWorx does not support CloudLinux, only Linux and CentOS are supported.

4. InterWorx supports all of the same languages for NodeWorx as for SiteWorx. 

In addition, both NodeWorx and SiteWorx share a wide variety of supported themes. WHM only supports US English and one theme for now. cPanel has two themes.

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Ispconfig vs vestacp

This article will guide you on how to choose the best control panel for customers. Basically, many factors depends to choose the right panel like Ispconfig and Vestacp.

Vesta control panel (#VestaCP) is an open source hosting control panel, which can be used to manage multiple websites, create and manage email accounts, FTP accounts, and #MySQL databases, manage DNS records and more.


To Install And Use Vesta Control Panel:

1. Install SSH Client.

2. Choose The Configuration Panel.

3. Login to Putty and VestaCP Installation.

4. Create a new user.

5. Add a new domain and database.

6. Add Cloudflare nameservers.

7. Add files to your domain via FTP.

8. Repeat the process for all your websites.


ISPConfig is a free open-source control panel application that allows website owners to easily administer their sites, similar to cPanel and Plesk. 

It also allows resellers to manage multiple accounts on multiple physical or virtual servers.

ISPConfig only runs on #Linux servers.


To log into ISPConfig:

Navigate to the URL of your ISPConfig system (e.g. https://www.domain.tld:81 or http://www.domain.tld:81; replace "www. domain. tld" appropriately) with your Browser and enter your user name and your password into the form "Login". Confirm by clicking on "Login".

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WHM Mail Queue Manager

This article will guide you on use different features available in the #WHM Mail Queue Manager. Basically, the #Mail #Queue Manager feature in WHM is a handy tool that allows us to view, delete, and attempt to deliver queued emails that have not yet left the server. 

Postfix is a free and open-source mail transfer agent (#MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail.

postfix flush helps to Flush queued mail.

This command will attempt to redeliver all queued mail. Use the command sparingly, multiple flushes will impact the overall performance of your mail server

To check my mail queue in cPanel:

i. Log into WHM.

ii. Go to Main >> Email >> Mail Queue Manager.

iii. You can click on the message to see the details.

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Create user in DirectAdmin

This article will guide you on how we can create a #user in DirectAdmin and fix errors related to it. DirectAdmin provides an easy way to create a user as a reseller. And the errors during its creation are mainly due to home directory unavailability or improper permissions or due to the disk being full. 

#DirectAdmin can be accessed at http://server.ip.address:2222. 

Use the Admin username/password from the output information provided by setup.sh (the same information is specified in the /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.

To install Direct Admin:

1. Set a main #domain name. By default, no web #site is associated with your server.

2. Create nameservers (optional) Add at least one additional IP address to your sever.

3. Set your e-mail address in the control panel.

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SPF record cPanel

This article will guide you on how to enable SPF record in #cPanel to reduce the chances of spoofing and thus saves the confidential information from being corrupted.

An #SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record is a type of TXT record in your #DNS zone file.

SPF allows email senders to define which #IP addresses are allowed to send mail for a particular domain.

To enable SPF record in cPanel:

1. Go to Add a record (or edit your #record if you already have one).

2. Name: enter the name of your #domain or subdomain used in your sender e-mail address.

3. TTL: enter 14400.

4. Type: select #TXT.

5. TXT Data: Enter your SPF record (e.g. v=spf1 a mx ~all)

6. Save your modifications.

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More about Engintron cPanel

This article will guide you on how to #install #Engintron in #cPanel & fix relating #errors.  Engintron is a third-party plugin to integrate Nginx on cPanel servers. 

Engintron integrates Nginx into cPanel so you can enjoy amazing performance for your sites, without having to sacrifice important hosting features found in cPanel.

Engintron is totally free to use!

The way Engintron sets up Nginx inside your cPanel is a lot like how the popular #CloudFlare CDN works. Nginx (like CloudFlare) directly serves all static content like CSS, JS, images etc. instead of your actual web server, thus lowering the load on your cPanel server.


Engintron is the easiest way to integrate Nginx to your cPanel server:

1. Installation process is not very complicated for Engintron. 

2. Also, installation and updates are very fast, they take only a few seconds. 

3. Engintron is using the official repositories for Nginx, all Engintron software is updated whenever cPanel is updated. If something has changed on Engintron and you need to re-install it, you can install it on top of the previous installation. You don't need to uninstall it first like other Nginx installer plugins for cPanel. It works from CentOS 5 up to CentOS 7. Engintron has an app dashboard inside WHM. 

4. The interface has basic controls for Nginx, Apache, MySQL. These controls allow you to edit various configuration files. Inside the Engintron app dashboard you’ll also find some utilities to monitor things like Nginx access & error logs, check processes on your server or see incoming traffic on port 80. It doesn’t require Nginx or Apache host synchronization when adding new domains via cPanel. 

5. Also, Engintron is released under the GNU/GPL license and is 100% open source.

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How to install webmin on ubuntu

The complete process of Installing Webmin on Ubuntu and Configuration of Let's Encrypt Certificate on the Server.

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How to get rid of Docker error 255

Docker errors such as the exit status error 255 are quite difficult to troubleshoot because it tends to stop the process giving that error status.

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