Monthly Archives: March 2017

How to check server information in cPanel

Ever wanted to check your web hosting account details? Like Apache Web Server, MYSQL, PHP versions? cPanel allow you to examine these details. The steps are:

  1. Log into your cPanel account (you can find the cPanel username and password in the Welcome email you received from your host)
  2. On the right side of the cPanel click the Server Information link
  3. A new page will load where you can see a lot of details about your web hosting account, like: Apache, PHP, MySQL, PERL, cPanel versions; server load, status of the server services.
cPanel Server Information
cPanel Server Information

An example of some server details for your web hosting account that you can see in cPanel:

Item Detail
Hosting Package default
Server Name w08
cPanel Version 62.0 (build 17)
Apache Version 2.4.25
PHP Version 7.0.17
MySQL Version 10.1.22-MariaDB
Architecture x86_64
Operating System linux
Shared IP Address
Path to Sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail
Path to Perl /usr/bin/perl
Perl Version 5.16.3
Kernel Version 2.6.32-042stab117.14

Check out the video we made to show you how easy is to check the server information in cPanel:

All our shared and reseller plans comes with cPanel. cPanel is a tool that allows you to manage many aspects of your web hosting account.
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How to create HTTP error pages for your site in cPanel

You want to show a custom page when someone access a page that does not exist on your server? This can be easily achieved via the cPanel interface.

The steps on how to configure custom web pages for web servers errors (HTTP status code 4xx or 5xx) are:

  1. Log into your cPanel account
  2. Go to Advanced section, select Error Pages.
  3. From the drop-down list select the domain you want to manage error pages for. (it can be the main cPanel domain, a subdomain, an addon domain)
  4. Select the page you want to edit (for example 404 – File Not found)
  5. Now you will just need to edit the error file (you can use the HTML syntax). Also, cPanel has some tags that you can insert.
  6. Click Save. 
cPanel Error Pages
cPanel Error Pages

The web servers errors for which you can create web pages are:

400 (Bad request)
401 (Authorization required)
402 (Payment required)
403 (Forbidden)
404 (Not found)
405 (Method not allowed)
406 (Not acceptable)
407 (Proxy authentication required)
408 (Request timeout)
409 (Conflict)
410 (Gone)
411 (Length required)
412 (Precondition failed)
413 (Request entity too large)
414 (Request URI too large)
415 (Unsupported media type)
416 (Request range not satisfiable)
417 (Expectation failed)
422 (Unprocessable entity)
423 (Locked)
424 (Failed dependency)
500 (Internal server error)
501 (Not Implemented)
502 (Bad gateway)
503 (Service unavailable)
504 (Gateway timeout)
505 (HTTP version not supported)
506 (Variant also negotiates)
507 (Insufficient storage)
510 (Not extended)

A video tutorial in which we show you how to configure and test an error page:

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How to copy and paste in Putty

If you are using SSH, there is a big chance that you are using PuTTY. Sometimes, PuTTY users have difficulties to copy/paste shell commands. So, we will explain how to copy/paste text.


PuTTY Configuration Window
PuTTY Configuration Window
Secure Shell (SSH) is a network protocol that allows you to login and communicate with a remote computer system in a secured way. You can read more on the Wikipedia page.

Copy text to the clipboard
1. Click left mouse button in the terminal window
2. Keep the left mouse button down and drag the text you want to copy
3. Let go the left button. The text will be automatically copied to the clipboard.

If you are using PuTTY under Windows OS, do not try to use the CTRL-C command to copy text as it will not work. In most cases this command will interrupt a process.

Paste text from the clipboard
1. Here there is just one step: click the right mouse button. The text from the clipboard will be pasted into the PuTTY terminal window.

Useful PuTTY Shortcuts
Shift-Insert – will paste the clipboard content to the PuTTY terminal window
CTRL+Right mouse button and then select Paste option from the menu – will also paste the text from the clipboard
Left mouse button double-click/ double click and drag – a whole word or a sequence of whole words will be copied
Left mouse button triple-click/ triple-click and drag – PuTTY will copy a whole line or sequence of lines.

More information about the copy/paste options can be found on Section 3.1.1 Copying and pasting text of the Help File.
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How to enable Hotlink Protection in cPanel

The cPanel hotlink protection will prevent other web sites from linking directly to your files (e.g. images). For example your images will not be displayed on other websites.
Steps to enable Hotlink Protection:

  1. Log into your cPanel account
  2. Go to Hotlink Protection under the Security section of cPanel
  3. Enter into the field Block direct access for the following extensions (comma-separated): the file extensions you want to block. For example to block image files use something like: jpg,jpeg,gif,png,bmp,tiff
  4. If you want to allow direct requests in the browser (access the files like select the checkbox Allow direct requests option.
  5. Click the Submit button from the bottom of the page.
cPanel Hotlink Protection
cPanel Hotlink Protection

The video tutorial – where we also test the hotlink protection:

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How to change the PHP version of your domain in cPanel

It’s always a good idea to use the latest version of PHP. For some time 2-3 PHP versions will be supported, but in the end the old ones will be discontinued. So, whenever possible, use the latest version.
We will show below how to change the PHP version for your site from cPanel.

cPanel MultiPHP Manager Interface
cPanel MultiPHP Manager Interface

The steps are:

  1. Log into your cPanel account.
  2. Go to MultiPHP Manager under the Software Section
  3. Select the domain for which you want to change the PHP version.
  4. From the right drop down list select the desired PHP version. If you choose the inherit option the site will use the default PHP version which is listed at the top of the page.
  5. Click the Apply button. The site is using now the PHP version you selected.
Some hosts may block this cPanel feature for end users. If you don’t see this feature in cPanel contact your host.

Please check now the video tutorial. You will also see how to check your current PHP version.

For more details of the PHP function used this tutorial check PHP: phpversion – Manual
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