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(Home >> Restart Services)
This interface allows you to restart a service (usually a daemon) on your web server. Daemons are small processes that run in the background of your server.
You may wish to restart a service if, for example, you have changed a service’s configuration, or if the service experiences problems.
You cannot restart a stopped service. To start or stop services, use WHM's Service Manager interface (Home >> Service Configuration >> Service Manager).
By default, you can restart the following services:
- DNS Server (BIND/NSD/MyDNS)
- FTP Server (ProFTPd/PureFTPd)
- HTTP Server (Apache)
- IMAP Server (Dovecot)
- Mail Server (Exim)
- Mailing List Manager (Mailman)
- SQL Server (MySQL)
- SSH Server (OpenSSH)
- PHP-FPM service for Apache
Failure to restart
If this interface fails to restart a service, the service may have additional problems. For additional (command line) methods to restart services and troubleshoot service issues, read our How to Restart Services documentation.