Disable MySQL strict mode!

We recently migrated WHMCS to latest CentOS 7 server with cPanel. The WHMCS ClientArea showed White screen when “Client logins were used”. We found that the server had MySQL strict mode enabled which was causing this problem. I disabled MySQL strict mode as below : Edited /usr/my.cnf and changed below value : sql_mode=NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER Restarted MySQL […]

Eximstats too large

If the size of your eximstats database is too large, you can do the following steps to empty it. Login to mysql server from root. [root@srv1 ~]# mysql mysql> use eximstats; Database changed mysql> show tables; +———————+ | Tables_in_eximstats | +———————+ | defers | | failures | | sends | | smtp | +———————+ 4 […]

How do I upgrade Apache on my Cpanel box?

There are two ways to update your Apache version on cpanel. The first is from within WHM. Underneath the “Software” section in the menubar is “Apache Update.” Click this link and then follow the on screen directions. The second option is from the command line. Run “/scripts/easyapache”, which will provide an update interface including a few more options than […]

Securing CPanel

Running a WHM like Cpanel can sure make hosting easy, but unfortunately running a WHM often makes your server much less secure than it was before! We do not guaranty that the following steps will make your server hack proof, but it will greatly reduce your chances of compromise. Also note that Layered Technologies does […]

cPanel : UPCP error : Undefined subroutine &Cpanel::Update::automatic_updates_enabled called at /scripts/upcp line 273.

I have seen recent cPanel upgrade throwing errors are below : root@server [~]# /scripts/upcp /scripts/upcp syntax OK Running Futex Check/Fix……Done Undefined subroutine &Cpanel::Update::automatic_updates_enabled called at /scripts/upcp line 273. This can be fixed using below : wget -O /root/updatenow.static http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/cpanelsync/RELEASE/scripts/updatenow.static && perl /root/updatenow.static –manual Upgrade the cPanel : /scripts/upcp –force This should fix the issue 🙂

Exim Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability Notification (CVE-2010-4344)

Summary A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Exim versions 4.69 and older (CVE-2010-4344). Exim is the mail transfer agent used by cPanel & WHM. Security Rating This update has been rated as Important by the cPanel Security team. Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Exim. This vulnerability may lead to arbitrary code […]