How to start/stop/restart services in CentOS Web Panel

On any web hosting server, it’s very important to be able to easily control the main services, like the Apache server, FTP server etc.

cwp services status

To start/stop/restart & view service statuses in CWP:

  1. Log into CWP as root
  2. On the main page(Dashboard), look for the Services Status section
  3. Here you can see the main services on the server: Apache Webserver, FTP Server, MySQL Database Server, BIND DNS Server, SSH Server, Crontab and the Mail Server Services (Postfix Mail Server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server, ClamAV, AmaVIS, Spam Assassin)
  4. Work with them via the corresponding Start/Stop/Restart/Status buttons.

To configure start-up services go to Services Config->Startup Services. Here you can Enable/Disable the start-up server’ services. 

Notice that you can also start/stop/restart/see the status of the CWP service. This can be done via the command line with commands: service cwpsrv start; service cwpsrv stop ; service cwpsrv restart ; service cwpsrv status. Output example:

[root@cwp1 ~]# service cwpsrv status
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl status  cwpsrv.service
* cwpsrv.service - CentOS Web Panel service (daemon)
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cwpsrv.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Fri 2018-03-30 14:29:25 EDT; 12s ago
  Process: 12110 ExecStop=/bin/kill -s QUIT $MAINPID (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 12118 ExecStart=/usr/local/cwpsrv/bin/cwpsrv (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 12115 ExecStartPre=/usr/local/cwpsrv/bin/cwpsrv -t (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 12119 (cwpsrv)
   CGroup: /system.slice/cwpsrv.service
           |-12119 cwpsrv: master process /usr/local/cwpsrv/bin/cwpsrv
           |-12120 cwpsrv: worker process
           `-12121 cwpsrv: worker process

Mar 30 14:29:25 cwp1 systemd[1]: Starting CentOS Web Panel service (daemon)...
Mar 30 14:29:25 cwp1 cwpsrv[12115]: cwpsrv:the configuration file /usr/local/cwpsrv/conf/cwpsrv.conf syntax is ok
Mar 30 14:29:25 cwp1 cwpsrv[12115]: cwpsrv:configuration file /usr/local/cwpsrv/conf/cwpsrv.conf test is successful
Mar 30 14:29:25 cwp1 systemd[1]: Failed to read PID from file /usr/local/cwpsrv/var/run/ Invalid argument
Mar 30 14:29:25 cwp1 systemd[1]: Started CentOS Web Panel service (daemon).
[root@cwp1 ~]#

The short video tutorial for this article:

star/stop CWP services

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