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Attention developers! We fully support the usage of Git [1] on all Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated servers. For Shared and Reseller clients (with the exception of resold clients under your Reseller package), you will need to fill out the SSH Access Request [2] form before we can allow Git over SSH (we do not yet support git:// on Shared/Reseller servers). Once you do this, we will reply with the port information for access to SSH, and the Git configuration you'll need to setup a re...
As root via SSH: rpm -ivh http://nginx.org/packages/centos/5/x86_64/RPMS/nginx-1.2.2-1.el5.ngx.x86_64.rpm cd /etc/nginx/ Configure to your liking in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf Here [1] is a handy guide on how to setup nginx with PHP FPM from scratch. It is generally not recommended to run this on cPanel servers as it will conflict. There are applications that will handle the VirtualHost translations, but we do not support them yet. We have awesome documentation on NGINX, so if you h...
This tutorial walks you through the steps of going through the WHM Setup Wizard. This tutorial has been specifically designed for PacificHost clients on our VPS Hosting [1] service.Each VPS may take up to 60 minutes to complete installation, you can only complete this tutorial after cPanel is fully installed and functional. NOTE: WE CREATED AN IMAGE TUTORIAL TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE STEPS, SIMPLY CLICK ON THEM TO VIEW THEM IN FULL SIZE. STEP 1. Once you login to WHM using "root" as the u...
MyTop can be hard to configure and setup due to many errors and bugs related to the software, below is a guide that should work on most CentOS servers rpm -Uhv ftp://ftp.muug.mb.ca/mirror/fedora/epel/5/x86_64/perl-TermReadKey-2.30-4.el5.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/dag/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/extras/RPMS/perl-DBI-1.616-1.el5.rfx.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/dag/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/extras/RPMS/perl-DBD-MySQL-4.014-1.el5.rfx.x86_64.rpm yum -...
Please leave the default resolvers PacificHost installed on your VPS or Dedicated Server. For reference, some of our Virtual Servers will use: 4.2.2.1 4.2.2.2
STEP 1: Login to the Client Portal at http://clients.pacifichost.com/ [1] STEP 2: Click the link that says "Hosting Packages" in the grey bar area STEP 3: Click the "Manage Plan" button for your VPS STEP 4: On your Plan page in the green box click the button that says "Upgrade/Downgrade Options" STEP 5: On this page select your IPs from the dropdown menu and click the "Click to Continue" button to continue with your order STEP 6: We will add the IPs to your server within 24 hours. Links: ------...
What to do if you come across the Semaphores issues on servers: You can add following lines in "/ETC/SYSCTL.CONF" to get this issue fixed permanently. These values will increase the limits of Semaphores on the Server. kernel.msgmni = 1024 kernel.sem = 250 256000 32 1024 After you save "/ETC/SYSCTL.CONF" run "SYSCTL -P" to reload the sysctl.conf file.
First you will want to complete the WHM Setup Guide. After completing the setup process inside WHM, you'll see a rather large amount of links on the left hand side. In addition you will see a search box in the top left of your browser. This guide runs through some basic links so you can get started. _We recommend checking out our VIDEO TUTORIALS and the WHM USER MANUAL for more detailed information regarding WHM. Additionally you can also ask questions on the CPANEL FORUMS._ Using the ...
Normally a person receives a login notification after logging into their vPanel control panel for VPS servers. To disable this notification please follow these instructions. 1. Login by visiting Client Portal [1] and then click on the blue "VPANEL" button 2. Once logged in on the blue bar click "MY ACCOUNT" link 3. On this page you will see a little checkbox next to "Login Alert". Uncheck that checkbox and click save 4. Login notifications are now disabled Links: ------ [1] http:...
***THIS APPLIES TO OUR VPS AND DEDICATED SERVER CLIENTS ONLY. ALL OF OUR OTHER SERVICES COME WITH SOFTACULOUS PREMIUM FOR FREE. IF YOU ARE ON A VPS OR DEDICATED SERVER AND WISH TO HAVE SOFTACULOUS PREMIUM YOU FIRST NEED TO ORDER IT AS AN ADDON IN THE CLIENT PORTAL. ONCE YOU DO, FILL OUT OUR SERVER ADDONS REQUEST FORM AND WE'LL ISSUE A SOFTACULOUS LICENSE AND THEN DIRECT YOU TO THIS ARTICLE TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION. Your server already comes with the free version of Softaculous by de...
If you like to use the "Auto-Login" button inside our Client Portal to login to the Virtual Panel and WHM on your server, you will need to change your password using the following method. Changing your password on your server directly via SSH or WHM means that our system won't know the current password to your server, and thus this will cause the Auto-Login to not work and may delay our ability to provide support for you if you don't have the updated root password. HOW TO CORRECTLY CHANGE Y...
***THIS APPLIES TO OUR VPS AND DEDICATED SERVER CLIENTS ONLY. ALL OF OUR OTHER SERVICES COME WITH LITESPEED FOR FREE. IF YOU ARE ON A VPS OR DEDICATED SERVER AND WISH TO HAVE LITESPEED YOU FIRST NEED TO ORDER IT AS AN ADDON IN THE CLIENT PORTAL. ONCE YOU DO, FILL OUT OUR SERVER ADDONS REQUEST FORM AND WE'LL ISSUE A LITESPEED LICENSE AND THEN DIRECT YOU TO THIS ARTICLE TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION. Your server already comes with LiteSpeed Installed but disabled. This tutorial will show ...
If you get Invalid License File when you login to cpanel after a hostname change you need to update your cpanel license file by: Login to shell and run the following from command line: /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt
You can upgrade your VPS by following these instructions: 1. Login to the Client Portal at http://clients.pacifichost.com/ [1]. 2. Click on "Services" drop down menu from the top navigation menu. 3. Navigate to "My Services">>"View Details" corresponding to your current VPS package() 4. Click on Upgrade/Downgrade Package. 5. Choose the respective vps plan 6. Click the continue button, then Make Payment by clicking the Invoice Number. 7. Upon making payment, we will receive your request and u...
This is nothing to worry about, your license key for LiteSpeed will say it is expiring all the way down to the last day however it will automatically renew when the license expires.
It's an ideal upgrade for a shared client to move to a VPS; however, moving from a reseller to a VPS is only recommended if the you need more control of the box. Otherwise, reseller hosting is preferred for 99% of resellers because you get all the reseller tools (including WHMCS), and you have managed hosting for your clients.
VPS customers: Your cPanel updates automatically. We do kernel updates for the server when they are needed, not just for one account, and we are proactive about it.
We provide a full WHM with root access for all Dediccated, Hybrid and VPS servers. ALL WHM USERS HAVE: * the tools needed to create, delete, and suspend your cPanel accounts. * the tools needed to manage and monitor your sites (password resets). * access to all of your domains' DNS zones. * the ability to configure your own customers' support requests through cPanel. * permission to check the server information and status. * access to customize your hosting and control panel (skele...
YOU CAN FIND THE AMOUNT OF CONNECTIONS TO APACHE WITH THIS COMMAND: netstat -nt | grep :80 | wc -l TO FIND THE AMOUNT OF APACHE PROCESSES USE THIS COMMAND: ps -A | grep httpd | wc -l (this will show the process count) ps -aux | grep httpd (this will show the actual processes) TO FIND THE AMOUNT OF MYSQL PROCESSES USE THIS COMMAND: ps -A | grep mysql | wc -l (this will show the process count) ps -aux | grep mysql (this will show the actual processes) Just simply using top (standard vi...
BURSTABLE RAM: If your VPS has bursting and requires additional resources, it will pull them from the available resource pool (this is a burst) and return them when they are no longer needed. So if you have a temporary spike, the resource pool will normally cover you. SLM BASED RAM: If your VPS has SLM Management, in the event your VPS uses all of its physical RAM SLM will automatically delay the execution of processes to wait for more RAM to become available. After this it intelligently decide...
DomainKeys (DKIM) and SPF records are becoming a common, and annoying, demand among email providers, mainly Yahoo and Hotmail. In short, both are methods of email authentication designed to verify email integrity, by linking a sender to a specific server or hostname. In other words, DomainKeys and SPF records specify what servers can send email on behalf of a domain name. You'll want DomainKeys and SPF records if your users have trouble sending email to certain providers, or they are havin...
To view your bandwidth usage on your VPS, login to your Virtuozzo Power Panel. Once you are logged in, on the left side under the "Logs" tab, click "Traffic Log". The traffic log shows daily, monthly, and yearly bandwidth stats. At the very bottom of the page, you will see the total bandwidth used.
Login to shell and run the following from command line: uname -a
mail somebody@somewhere.com [1] Links: ------ [1] https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=somebody@somewhere.com
If you cannot access your Cpanel or WHM on your dedicated server or vps, login to shell and run the command: service cpanel restart
Login to root cd /var/cpanel/users/ nano -w username Remove all entries of the addon domain and the sub domain used for the addon domain. Save and exit. Then you will be able to re-add the addon domain in cpanel.
----- This guide is for MySQL 4 ----- Backup your my.cnf file. cp /etc/my.cnf /etc/my.cnfbackup Edit the my.cnf file. nano -w /etc/my.cnf Add in the following entries or replace the current existing ones: [mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock skip-locking skip-innodb query_cache_limit=8M query_cache_size=256M query_cache_type=1 max_connections=500 max_user_connections=10 interactive_timeout=20 wait_timeout=20 connect_timeout=6 thread_cache_size=128 key_buffer=16M...
The following steps give you the necessary instructions to install Red5 on your server. 1. LOGIN TO SSH ON YOUR SERVER. 2. RUN THE FOLLOWING COMMAND IN SSH curl yum.pacifichost.com/installred5.sh | sh 3. PRESS THE \"ENTER\" KEY ONCE YOU SEE \"INSTALLER SERVICE CREATED\"
wget http://www.cplicensing.net/files/scripts/cleanbackups [1] chown root cleanbackups chmod 0700 cleanbackups perl cleanbackups (NOTE: you will have to edit the cleanbackups file to enable backup deletion. By default it only reports old backups.) Links: ------ [1] http://www.cplicensing.net/files/scripts/cleanbackups
Login to WHM Click Change Root Password under the section Server Configuration Make sure to set the password to something impossible to guess. Use letters, numbers and symbols.
STEP 1: Login to shell via root. STEP 2: Open the shell configuration file. nano -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config STEP 3: Change port. Uncomment and change #Port 22 to look like Port 6472 (choose your own 2 to 5 digit port number (49151 is the highest port number) STEP 4: Save and exit. Ctrl + X + Y STEP 5: Restart shell. (Make sure if you have a firewall installed that you have the new port unblocked.) /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart
Log into WHM Under Networking Setup click Hostname Next to New Hostname: enter your new hostname. (Must be a subdomain. Example server.yourdomain.com) and click Change. After you change your hostname you should add an A record for it AND make sure it is correct under Basic cPanel/WHM Setup which is under the section Server Configuration in WHM. To add an A record for your hostname in WHM scroll to the section DNS Functions and click Add an A Entry for your Hostname
cPanel WebHost Manager (WHM) allows system administrators or webmasters to easily add additional new IP address to the server or web host. If your dedicated server or VPS (Virtual Private Server) comes with extra IP addresses, and your web hosting provider does not assign and configure the IP addresses automatically onto the server, the following guide describes procedures and steps to add more IP addresses to the server. * Login to cPanel WebHost Manager (WHM) on the server. * On the l...
Login Information: You need to login to your box right well here are a few things to help you. SSL logins are highly recommended for security. WHM - Secure SSL https://sitename.com:2087 [1] - Regular http://sitename.com:2086 [2] and http://yourdomain.com/whm [3] Cpanel - Secure SSL https://sitename.com:2083 [4] - Regular http://sitename.com:2082 [5] and http://yourdomain.com/cpanel [6] Webmail - Secure SSL https://domain.com:2096 [7] - Regular http://domain.com:2095 [8] and http://yourdomain.c...
From root command line: Restart cpanel# service cpanel restart Restart apache# service httpd restart Restart mysql# service mysql restart You can also restart any service from within WHM in the lower left sidebar.
IMPORTANT LOGS IN CPANEL: * Exim main log: /var/log/exim_mainlog * Apache access log: /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log * Apache error log: /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log * POP/IMAP logins are in: /var/log/maillog * FTP Logins are in: /var/log/messages * SSH Logins are in /var/log/secure * Mod_security log: /etc/httpd/logs/audit_log (may depend on installation) COMMON COMMANDS TO USE FROM ROOT * To tail a logrun # tail -f /path/to/log/file * To search a log run # grep se...
If you have an account with a dedicated IP on our shared, business or reseller service and are moving to a VPS or Dedicated Server, you will not be able to keep the same IP. IPs are allocated towards individual servers and we are unable to move them seamlessly between servers.
1. Login to the Client Portal at https://clients.pacifichost.com/ [1] 2. Click the "SERVICES" tab and then click "MY SERVICES" on the dropdown menu 3. Click the "MANAGE PLAN" button for the VPS or Hybrid you wish to modify. 4. Near the top of the page you will see a row of tabs, one of them says "UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE OPTIONS", click that. 5. On this page you will be able to modify any additional IPs, Disk Space, or RAM on the server. Once you submit the order, a pro-rated invoice wil...