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Reasons the “Hosts” File is Superior to the Apache mod_userdir

The Apache module (mod user dir) enables access to the exact directories by means of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that use the following programming languages. These can help in the verification of results in building websites. http://serveripaddress/~username/ http://serverhostname/~username/ In fact, it is not even a requirement to have a domain . . . Read more

cPanel Android App Available Functions

Did you know that you can access your cPanel server using your Android mobile device? cPanel has released an Android app that, while not as advanced as the computer version, offers such basic functions as: Viewing technical details of a server Viewing Service Status Basic FTP File Manager Email account . . . Read more

SSH known_hosts Issue

An issue with SSH logins may arise when you move a domain from one server to another. Most SSH programs produce a warning dialog which may look like this: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY! Someone could . . . Read more

Security Risks Involved with allow_url_include

The Php option allow_url_include permits the inclusion of a remote Php code (executed through local server) using URL. Do not attempt to use this feature for security reasons. If you are considering installing web software that requires this feature, never install such a software. It is recommended that you look . . . Read more

Recovering from iFrame Injection Hack

If you ever detect signs of iFrame injection attack on your website, follow these steps to try to undo the damage: Make sure to backup your data before you proceed with these steps. Search for affected files in your web directory using this command: find . -type f | xargs . . . Read more

Common Paths and Utilities in cPanel and WHM

For users of cPanel/WHM on virtual or dedicated servers, the following article describes common system paths and utilities. Paths of Base Modules PHP /usr/bin/php MySQL /var/lib/mysql Sendmail /usr/bin/sendmail ImageMagick /usr/local/bin/convert or /usr/bin/convert Tomcat /usr/local/jakarta/tomcat Perl /usr/bin/perl Ruby /usr/lib/ruby Ruby Gems /usr/lib/ruby/gems FFMPEG /usr/bin/ffmpeg Mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer LAME /usr/local/bin/lame FLV Tool /usr/local/bin/flvtool2 . . . Read more