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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.48


This documentation describes the WHM interface and how you can use it to manage your server.

WHM Home interface

The WHM Home interface contains most of the features that server owners use regularly.

Additional WHM interfaces

These documents describe additional WHM interfaces.

  • Initial Setup Wizard — This document describes the steps in the Initial Setup wizard, which runs the first time that you access WHM.
  • WHM News — The News link at the top of the WHM interface provides up-to-date information about your server.
  • Change Log — This document provides information about the Change Log link provided at the top of the WHM interface. This feature tracks and lists changes in our software.

Files, directories, and processes

  • Backup Tarball Contents — This document provides information about the structure and contents of the backup tarball file.
  • The cPanel & WHM Update Configuration File — /etc/cpupdate.conf — Each line of the /etc/cpupdate.conf file specifies how cPanel & WHM updates a certain aspect of the system.
  • The Quota File Systems Configuration File — /var/cpanel/noquotafs  — The  /var/cpanel/noquotafs  file allows you to exclude specific file types from cPanel & WHM's quota system.
  • The cpanel.config File — The /var/cpanel/cpanel.config file stores all of the settings that are available in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings), as well as some additional configuration settings.
  • The cpanelsync.exclude File — This document details how to add files to the /etc/cpanelsync.exclude file.
  • The failurls File — The failurls file, located at /var/cpanel/failurls, is a list of locations where resellers can redirect users who fail to authenticate with cPanel through custom login forms.
  • Guide to Horde Data Behavior  — This guide details the changes that are made when you upgrade from Horde Webmail 1.2, as well as the new behavior after you upgrade.
  • The rpm.versions System — This documentation describes the functionality of cPanel's rpm.versions system.
  • How to Set Email Send Limits — WHM allows you to specify the maximum number of emails that a particular domain can send per hour.
  • How to Restore Database Grants – This document details how to restore MySQL® and PostgrSQL database grants.
  • Select a PHP Binary — The cPanel Server Daemon ( cpsrvd ) must know the path to the specific PHP binary you wish to use to process PHP scripts.
  • The splitlogs Binary — The /usr/local/cpanel/bin/splitlogs utility allows you to fine-tune your resource and performance trade-offs when you create Apache logs.
  • The Task Queue System in cPanel & WHM — This document details cPanel & WHM's task queue system.
  • Third-Party Software — This document provides a list of third-party software that cPanel & WHM includes and manages.
  • cPanel PHP — This document lists the PHP modules, PEAR packages, and PECL modules that cPanel & WHM includes.
  • Perl Module Installation — This document provides instructions to install custom Perl modules on your cPanel & WHM server.
  • The cpconftool Script — This script backs up and restores the Exim configuration file and the cpanel.config file.
  • WHM Scripts — This document provides a brief lists of scripts that are available to you in the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts directory when cPanel & WHM is installed.

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