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The Server Profile interface allows you to select a server's profile, based on the service that you want the server to provide. This allows you to manage specific services to reduce the resource load of a server. You can also configure optional roles for certain profiles.
- When you upgrade to cPanel & WHM version 76, the system sets your default server profile to the Standard Node profile.
- You cannot change your server profile selection if your server has at least one user account. For information about user backup and restoration, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.
- Some profile settings disable features in the cPanel interface and WHM interface. For more information, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.
The Server Profile interface
Use the Server Profile interface to select a profile that you want to configure for your server. A star () icon designates the server's current profile configuration. Click the information ( ) icon next to the profile's description to display which roles that profile affects.
- Certain profiles disable features available in the WHM and cPanel interfaces. For more information, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.
- We do not recommend that you use experimental (Server Profiles Roadmap documentation. ) profiles on production environments. For more information about the development status for Experimental profiles, read our
- For more information about each profile and role, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.
You can select from the following profile options:
|Profile||Description||Enabled Roles||Disabled Roles||Optional Roles|
|Standard Node||The default system profile. A server that provides every service and access to all cPanel features.||All||None||None|
|A server that provides only services and cPanel features that allow the system to serve databases.||MySQL/MariaDB, Local Mail, Send Mail||Calendars and Contacts, DNS, File Storage, FTP, Receive Mail, Spam Filter, Web Disk, Webmail, Web Server||PostgreSQL|
|A server that provides only services and cPanel features that allow the system to serve Domain Name System (DNS) zones.||DNS, Local Mail, Send Mail||Calendars and Contacts, File Storage, FTP, PostgreSQL, Receive Mail, Spam Filter, Web Disk, Webmail, Web Server||MySQL/MariaDB|
|A server that provides only services and cPanel features that allow the system to serve mail.||Calendars and Contacts, Local Mail, Receive Mail, Send Mail, Webmail||File Storage, FTP, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Web Disk, Web Server||DNS, Spam Filter|
Select a server profile, then click Continue. The Select Options interface will appear.
- This interface is only available for the Database Node, DNS Node, and Mail Node profiles.
- If you select a profile with optional roles, you can return to this interface to enable or disable these optional roles at any time.
Set the toggle to enable or disable the optional roles you want for your server's profile, then click Continue. The Review Changes interface will appear.
The Review Changes interface displays the current profile selection's enabled, disabled, and unaffected roles.
If you select a profile currently installed on the system you cannot proceed. You must select a different profile from the Select Options step to proceed.
Review the changes, then click Set Profile to proceed with activation of the selected profile.
The Activating Profile interface activates the selected profile. Click Show Details to display the activation log in real time, or use the system directory link provided in the interface to view the log.
The profile activation process does not terminate if you close the browser window.
The system notifies you when the profile activation completes. Click Go Back to return to the Select Profile interface.