Security Question Issues

The issue with Security Questions A lot of online enterprises these days use security questions as a safety net in the event you get locked out of your account. You can answer the security questions to recover access to the account and update your password. Sound familiar? Most people see these as a blessing to make sure they always have access to their accounts because they are not going to forget answers like “Who is your youngest sibling?” Or “What High School did you go to?”. Though a safety net to you, these security questions open your account up for any attacker that knows how to get the correct answers. There are… Read More

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Configuring Backups in Cpanel

Backups are very important to a website. If something should happen to the server, whether it be a hardware failure or breach of security, it is always good to have a copy or 2 to revert to. Backups can be set up 2 ways. The host can make backups, download backups and restore backups from within WHM and the end user can do it right from their cPanel account. Configure automatic backups in WHM: Type “Backup” in the find box Just below that, click “Configure Backup” This will bring you to a screen with a lot of options. It is important to pay attention to each option so that you… Read More

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Setting up Custom Nameservers in Cpanel

Using the nameservers on your server can make things a bit easier when it comes to editing your DNS settings. When using the name servers built into cPanel, you can add sub-domains without having to make any changes to the zone file. You can also setup SPF and domain keys with a couple clicks. This setup is ideal for small servers only hosting a few sites. If you are hosting a large number of sites it may be in your best interest to set up a separate nameserver server to ensure the single nameserver won’t be overloaded, thus taking your sites down. They do offer DNS clustering that works great… Read More

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How to install CWP (CentOS Web Panel)

Installing CWP is pretty straightforward. It is recommended to only do this after a fresh OS install, as the installer will replace many packages. The base hardware requirements, is a 32-bit server, with at least 512MB of RAM, or a 64-Bit server, with at least 1GB of RAM, Both with a minimum Hard drive size of 10GB. CWP supports CentOS 6 and 7, RHEL 6 & 7, and CloudLinux 6 & 7 To install for Versions 6, You will need to SSH into the server, and run: cd /usr/local/src  wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-latest  sh cwp-latest For Versions 7, run: cd /usr/local/src  wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest  sh cwp-el7-latest If the download link doesn’t work then you can use… Read More

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Creating a Database in cPanel

Creating a Database in cPanel has a couple of steps to it. After creating the database, you will also need to create a user and then add that user to the database. The last 2 steps are commonly missed. Remember if you want cPanel to recognize the database, you will need to create it from cPanel. If you create the database from command line, it will still work, however cPanel will know nothing about it. First you will need to: Login to the sites cPanel Go to MYSQL databases. Now that you are here you can do all three steps on 1 pages. Create the database Create the User and… Read More

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