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Frequently Asked Questions

cPanel

1. How to Configure cPanel?

2. How do I Access phpMyAdmin as a non-administrative user?

3. How do I Add a MySQL database in cPanel?

4. How do I add, edit and delete packages in cPanel?

5. How do I change the root password to cPanel?

6. How do I create a new domain account in cPanel?

7. How do I install Fantastico to cPanel?

8. How do I enable or disable service in cPanel ?

1. How to Configure cPanel?

To configure cPanel, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. Under the Welcome message click Next.

Cpanel Configuration

4. Read the cPanel license agreement.

5. Click I Agree.

cPanel Configuration

6. Under Server Contact E-Mail Address enter your email address.

Server Contact Email Address

7. Under Nameserver enter the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary nameservers. If you are utilizing the Skynet Technologies name servers you can use the following:

  • ns1.skynetindia.info
  • ns2.skynetindia.info
  • ns3.skynetindia.info
  • ns4.skynetindia.info

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

8. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Changes have been saved

9. Click Next Step to begin the Initial Quota Scan.

Initial Quota Scan

10. Click Next Step to continue past the Enable Nameserver screen.

Enable Nameserver

11. Click Next Step to continue past the Resolver Setup screen.

Resolver Setup

12. Enter a root MySQL password and click Change Password.

mysql root password

13. Click Finish.

finish

14. Click Continue.

15. Under Server Setup, click Tweak Settings.

tweak settings

16. Under Software find Loader to use for Internal cPanel PHP and click the sourceguardian radio button (it is the third radio button).

Loader

17. Click Save.

Your cPanel account should now be configured. You may begin adding domains and users as necessary. You only have to complete the above process the first time you log into cPanel.

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2. How do I Access phpMyAdmin as a non-administrative user?

NOTE: The following instructions involve updating configuration files directly on your server. If you are not familiar with updating configuration files, please contact support for assistance.

To give access to a user, please follow these steps:

1. Log into your cPanel web server via Secure Shell (SSH) as the root user.

2. Open the phpMyAdmin config.inc.php file using the following command:
    pico /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php

3. Within this file, find the following line of code:
     $cfg['Servers'][$i]['socket'] = '';

4. Change this line to the following:
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['socket'] = '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock';

5. Next, find the following line of code:
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';

6. Change this line to the following:
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'socket';

7. Save and exit the file.

Restart MySQL using the following command:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql restart

 

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3. How do I Add a MySQL database in cPanel?

To add a MySQL database, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at http://ip address:2083.

2. Login as the user for the domain.

3. From the main page, click MySQL databases.

MySQL Database

4. Enter a name for the database and click Add Db.

Add Database

5. Once the database creation completes, click Go Back.

6. Enter a username and password for the database and click Add User.

Add User

7. Once the user creation completes, click Go Back.

8. Select the appropriate user and their privileges for the database.

Privileges Database

9. Click Add User to DB.

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4. How do I add, edit and delete packages in cPanel?

To add a package, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. From the Packages menu click Add Packages.

Add Packages

4. Enter the necessary information:

  • Package Name: enter a name for the package
  • Quota: enter a quota in MegaBytes
  • Shell Access: check to give account shell access
  • Max FTP Account: enter the maximum number of FTP accounts allowed
  • Max Email Accounts: enter the maximum number of email accounts allowed
  • Max Email Lists: enter the maximum number of email lists allowed
  • Max SQL Databases: enter the maximum number of SQL databases allowed
  • Max Sub Domains: enter the maximum number of sub domains allowed
  • Max Parked Domains: enter the maximum number of parked domains allowed
  • Max Addon Domains: enter the maximum number of add-on domains allowed
  • IP: check to enable IP based hosting
  • CGI Access: check to grant CGI access
  • FrontPage Extensions: check to enable the FrontPage extensions
  • Bandwidth Limit: enter a bandwidth limit in MegaBytes
  • cPanel Theme: select a theme from the dropdown
  • Feature List: select a feature list from the dropdown

Add Package

5. Click Add.

To edit a package, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. From the Packages menu click Edit Packages.

Edit Packages

4. Select the Package and click Edit.

edit package

5. Edit the package as necessary.

Packages

6. Click Edit.

To delete a package, please follow these steps:

Note: Once you delete a package you will not be able to undue this.

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. From the Packages menu click Delete Packages.

Packages

4. Select the Package.

package

5. Click Delete.

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5. How do I Change the root password to cPanel?

To change the root password, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. Click Server Configuration.

Server Configuration

4. Click Change Root Password.

Change Root Password

5. Enter the new root password.

Enter New Root Password

6. Re-enter the new root password.

7. Click Change Password.

Note: There is no confirmation request when changing the root password.

 

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6. How do I create a new domain account in cPanel?

To create a new domain account, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. Click Account Functions.

Account Functions

4. Click Create a New Account.

Create a New Account

5. Enter the necessary information:

6. Click Create.

  • Domain: enter a domain
  • UserName: enter a username
  • Password: enter a password
  • Quota: enter a quota in MegaBytes
  • IP: check to enable IP based hosting
  • CGI Access: check to grant CGI access
  • Shell Access: check to give account shell access
  • FrontPage Extensions: check to enable the FrontPage extensions
  • Max FTP Account: enter the maximum number of FTP accounts allowed
  • Max Email Accounts: enter the maximum number of email accounts allowed
  • Max Email Lists: enter the maximum number of email lists allowed
  • Max SQL Databases: enter the maximum number of SQL databases allowed
  • Max Sub Domains: enter the maximum number of sub domains allowed
  • Max Parked Domains: enter the maximum number of parked domains allowed
  • Max Addon Domains: enter the maximum number of add-on domains allowed
  • Bandwidth Limit: enter a bandwidth limit in MegaBytes
  • cPanel Theme: select a theme from the dropdown
  • IP Address: select an IP address for the domain or choose Auto Assign
  • Package: select a package from the dropdown
  • Contact Email: enter a contact email adderss
  • Reseller: check if the account is a reseller account
  • Owner: check if this is the owner reseller account

Create a New Account

7. Click Create.

Your cPanel account should now be configured. You may begin adding domains and users as necessary. The above process only needs to be done the first time you log into cPanel.

 

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7. How do I install Fantastico to cPanel?

Before you begin, you will need to purchase a Fantastico license.

To install Fantastico, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. From the menu, under Plugins, click Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin (located at the bottom).

Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin
If this option is not available, see the additional steps below.

4. Click Click here to begin the install of Fantastico.

Fantastico Deluxe Admin

5. Select a version from the dropdown menu. We recommend choosing the Stable version.

Select Version

6. Follow the remaining installation steps, using the default information.

7. Once this process completes you may exit the browser.

Fantastico should now be configured for your cPanel control panel and you may begin adding various features. To log into Fantastico, open a browser and go to http://ip address:2083. At the bottom of the screen you will see the Fantastico icon; click on it to start Fantastico.

install

Additional Steps - Download Fantastico

If the Fantastico install option is not available, you will need to manually download Fantastico onto your VPS.

1. Connect to your VPS using an SSH connection.

2. Log in as the Administrator user.

3. Change to the proper cgi folder using the following command:
    cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi

4. Download the Fantastico install file using the following command:
    wget http://www.netenberg.com/files/free/fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

5. Extract the install file using the following command:
    tar -xzpf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

6. Remove the install file using the following command:
    rm -rf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

7. Log out of the SSH connection.

8. Log out and log back into cPanel in a web browser.

9. From the menu, under Plugins, click Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin (located at the bottom).

Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin

10. Continue the install using the steps above.

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8. How do I enable or Disable services in cPanel?

The following article explains how to enable and disable services in cPanel. The services that can be turned on and off are as follows:

Service Description
cpimap IMAP mail server
cppop POP3 mail server
entropychat An HTML based chat server
exim SMTP mail server
eximstats Generates statistics from the exim log files for SMTP reporting
httpd Apache web server
interchange A shopping cart server
melange Java based chat server
mysql MySQL database server
named BIND DNS server
proftpd/pure-ftpd FTP server
spamd Spam Assassin server
syslogd System message logger
exim on another port Allows a second copy of the exim SMTP server on an alternate port

To enable and disable services, please follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser and connect to your cPanel Control Panel located at https://ip address:2087.

2. Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3. From the Service Configuration menu, click Service Manager.

Service Manager

4. Check or Uncheck the service you wish to enable or disable.

Services

5. Click Save.


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