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How to restart cPanel spamd and reinstall SpamAssassin

Sometimes you will get notifications from cPanel whenever a service goes down. One of those that I find is the most common would be spamd. If you have notifications setup on your cPanel server for spamd you probably have gotten an email similar to this before: (more…)

How to remove user/account from cPanel backups (cpbackup)

Sometimes you may be required to remove a user from cPanel backups due to inode usage or directory size, in order to do that you can use the web interface to exclude those users in WHM, but i prefer to do everything through the backend, and for those of you who maybe want to write a shell script or something, you may need this as well.

There are two files you can use to remove a user or exclude specific directories from cPanels backup (cpbackup), those two files are:


Enable fopen only for a specific cPanel or linux user with suPHP

For security reasons most hosts will have fopen disabled. This is for security reasons but there are also times when it is legitimately needed. Below I will show you how to enable fopen for a single cPanel user instead of server wide.

This may be the error you get:


Here’s how to fix it:


How to keep cPanel httpd.conf settings from being reset or removed

Have you made a change to the
file and it’s not sticking? This is because you are not supposed to edit that file directly on a cPanel server! Many linux guru’s have made this mistake just because they are not used to cPanel!

When you need to edit the httpd.conf file or settings for a specific cPanel user you should do so from the (more…)