Probably not many users use the Statistics Software (Analog/Awstats/Webalizer) that come with cPanel, but you may want to allow this option on the server. In the last years, most of the sites use Google Analytics.
On the same WHM configuration page will be able to configure the Log/Bandwidth Processing Frequency.
To modify the Statistics Software Configuration:
Connect to WHM
Go to Server Configuration >> Statistics Software Configuration
To see specific/all user’s statistics summary, go to the Statistics Status Summary and click the Go button.
To process the stats for one user go to the Process Statistics for User section, select the user from the drop-down list box and click the Go button.
To select the stats software to allow on the server go to Generators Configuration, choose the stats software you want and click the Save button.
To change the log/bandwidth processing frequency, go to Schedule Configuration, enter the interval and click the Change button.
For security reasons is a very good idea to change your password often. You can change the root password via shell, but also via the WHM interface.
To change the root password in WHM:
Log into WHM using your root credentials
Navigate to Server Configuration >> Change Root Password
Enter or Generate a strong password. (you can generate a max 18 char long password)
Click the Change Password button. You will see a confirmation message: The system successfully updated the root password. The following service passwords changed: system
Notice that only the user root can change the root password. A reseller with “all privileges” can’t change the root password. The user will get an error message API failure: (XID aexhaf) You do not have a user named “root”.
Tip: Use the passwd command to change the password from command line.
After a WHM/cPanel installation, you may want to change the server time. Of course, you can do this from the command line, but you can also do this via the WHM interface.
To change your dedicated/virtual server time via the WHM interface:
Connect to your WHM installation
Go to Server Configuration >> Server Time.
Now select the time from the drop-down list box and click the Change TimeZone button to apply it. You will see a confirmation message like Local timezone has been set to America/New_York.
Restart the server via System Reboot >> Graceful Server Reboot
cPanel recommend you to restart the server after each time zone modification: To ensure consistency, we strongly recommend that you reboot the server after you change the time zone.
There is also a button to sync the server time. Use this to sync the time with the time server. Notice that this will not work on virtual servers – you will get a warning message Container environment detected – rdate skipped.
WHM allows you to configure cron jobs intervals for the upcp, backup and cpbackup scripts.
To access the WHM Cron Jobs interface:
Access your WHM installation
Navigate to Server Configuration >> Configure cPanel Cron Jobs
Set the cron jobs intervals setting (Minute, Hour, Day, Month, Weekday) and click the Save button. You will see a confirmation message: Success: Your cron entry for “upcp/backup/cpbackup” has been successfully saved.
cPanel provides some info for cron jobs:
Minute: The number of minutes between each execution of the cron job, or the minute of each hour on which you wish to run the cron job. For example, 15 to run the cron job every 15 minutes.
Hour: The number of hours between each execution of the cron job, or the hour each day (in military format) at which you wish to run the cron job. For example, 2100 to run the cron job at 9:00pm.
Day: The number of days between each execution of the cron job, or the day of the month on which you wish to run the cron job. For example, 15 to run the cron job on the 15th of the month.
Month: The number of months between each execution of the cron job, or the month of the year in which you wish to run the cron job. For example, 7 to run the cron job in July.
Weekday: The day(s) of the week on which you wish to run the cron job.
The first thing you will want to do after installing cPanel/WHM is to go to the Basic WebHost Manager Setup menu. Here you can configure basic things like:
contact options: contact email address, ICQ contact number, HipChat Room users to notify, Pushbullet API
the server IP address options: IPv4/IPv6 addresses (only one address for each) to use to set up shared IPv4/IPv6 virtual hosts, location where new user home directories will be created, default cPanel interface package, if you want to automatically create a cgi-bin script alias for users, style for the Apache logs (combined or common)
default nameservers you want to use and their IP addresses (from the interface you can configure up to 4 nameservers)
To access the Basic WebHost Manager Setup menu, follow the steps:
Log in to WHM.
Go to Server Configuration >> Basic WebHost Manager Setup
Here modify the options you want and in the end, click the Save Changes button.