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Archive | August, 2013

Email over SSL with Outlook

  Lets show you how to enable SSL option in outlook while setting up e-mail account. Usually the SMTP, IMAP/POP3 ports in PCI restricted servers should be secured. SSL ports for SMTP, IMAP/POP3 The ports used by secure email are: POP3: 995 IMAP: 993 SMTP: 465 Make sure that the hostname you provide at the  Full Article…

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htpassword protected directory

Any sensitive directory inside the linux server have to be password protected or the sensitive datas might get lost. The most secure way of protecting a web folder is to use htaccess and htpassword. If you are a beginner, we recommend using the cPanel Password Protect Directory icon. That icon can only protect all the  Full Article…

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.htaccess restrictions for Magento Installs

Contents/HOME/$USER/PUBLIC_HTML/.HTACCESS/HOME/$USER/PUBLIC_HTML/MEDIA/.HTACCESS   If you installed Magento with Softaculous, then the necessary .htaccess modifications will have already been applied to your site. But if you install Magento manually, then you will need to make the changes as described below. Paths are given as /home/$USER/public_html/ where USER is your cPanel username. If your Magento install is located  Full Article…

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Performance Tuning Scripts for Mysql

  Performance Tuning Primer Script is the shell script which gets performance related information from MySQL engine and produce some recommendations for tuning of MySQL server variables. It’s easy to use and offers valuable output for MySQL performance optimization. tuning-primer.sh Performance Tuning Primer Script Usage [*] Download the shell script here. [*] Upload the shell  Full Article…

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Horde: Fetching emails from another server with Horde

  Horde can be used to fetch emails on a remote mail server. You can use this feature when you are performing a migration process of  non cPanel domains. The steps are described here:   Logging into Horde ♦ First, go to webmail at http://www.$DOMAIN/webmail ♦ Log in with with the email address and the  Full Article…

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How to find cpanel, ensim, plesk and direct admin mysql root password

Cpanel ♦ You can get the mysql root password in a cpanel password from the file /root/.my.cnf Ensim ♦ To get the mysql password in an ensim server, you need to run the following command in the server # ensim-python -c “import sys;sys.path.append(\”/usr/lib/opcenter/mysql\”);import mysqlbe;print mysqlbe.read_mysqlpass()” Plesk On server with Parallels Plesk Panel versions 8.x, 9.x  Full Article…

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.htaccess options and symlink settings

.htaccess options and symlinks are restricted on most of the shared servers for security reasons. The allowed options are following: Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch The above restricts symlinks to links within a cPanel account (owner = cPanel user) 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERRORS Please do not use the following settings – these will lead to a 500 Internal  Full Article…

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Internal Server Error logging into webmail

  Webmail showing internal server error with user over quota even if the quota is in the limit. This can not fixed by increasing the disk quota as the error is showing because the overquota status is cached. To fix this you need to remove the “cpanel username” file in the folder /var/cpanel/overquota/ cd /var/cpanel/overquota rm  Full Article…

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Databases missing in cPanel

  In some cases cPanel will not show the databases in cPanel>>Databases>>MySQL database; though the database is present in /var/lib/mysql/ folder with the contents in it, hence it is clear that the database are not lost from the server. The issue is due to the permission conflict to the folder /var/cpanel/databases/, the permission should be  Full Article…

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Enable SSL for OpenCart

  For enabling the SSL option in OpenCart, you may need to amend two config files. One of them will be located in sites root folder ‘/home/$user/public_html/config.php’ and the other config.php file is in /admin. ♦  In /home/$user/public_html/config.php // HTTPS define(‘HTTPS_SERVER’, ‘https://www.example.com/‘); define(‘HTTPS_IMAGE’, ‘https://www.example.com/image/‘); ♦ In /home/$user/public_html/admin/config.php // HTTPS define(‘HTTPS_SERVER’, ‘https://www.example.com/admin/’); define(‘HTTPS_CATALOG’, ‘https://www.example.com/’); define(‘HTTPS_IMAGE’, ‘https://www.example.com/image/’);  Full Article…

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