Hosting Automation

How to Monitor Services with cPanel WHM
Monday, April 14th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE WebHost Manager (WHM) is a powerful hosting automation control panel that gives you total control over your server and any cPanel hosted websites installed on it. Among the many features of WHM is a tool for monitoring services running on...

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Use Webmin to Check and Update OpenSSL to Fix Heartbleed
Friday, April 11th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE The most common way to fix the heartbleed bug in OpenSSL is to use your server’s package management system to update to the latest version of the software. On Linux systems, this typically involves logging in to the command line...

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Quick Guide to Website Statistics: Part 2
Saturday, February 15th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE In part 1 of our website statistics guide, we highlighted some of the most common terms that you will encounter when using analytics software such as Webalizer, AWStats or cloud solutions such as Google Analytics. In this part, you will...

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Quick Guide to Website Statistics
Friday, February 14th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Statistical data is one of the primary information sources you can use to learn about your website’s viewers. Many web hosts offer pre-installed statistical software and/or support for third-party systems, such as Google Analytics. While the methods of gathering information...

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How to Install Software with WHM
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE WebHost Manager is a complete web-based system administration tool for cPanel servers that makes your server incredibly easy to manage and maintain. Among the many features that can help you simplify your server administration are its software management tools. To...

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How to Install Packages with Webmin
Monday, December 16th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Webmin is a complete free and open source hosting automation system for managing servers. It provides a graphical interface for most of the tasks you might need to perform as a system administrator. That includes the ability to install software....

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Fine Tune WHM/cPanel with Tweak Settings
Friday, November 8th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE When you have cPanel installed on your server, it permeates through every part of it, fully integrating with your system and allowing you to have full control through your hosting automation. The precision with which you can fine tune your...


Software-Defined Data Centers: The Next Phase of Hosting Automation
Friday, November 1st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Hosting automation has evolved significantly over the years, from simple reseller account functionality to server, cluster, or even complete data center automation solutions. This latest form of automated data centers has been described as “software-defined data centers”. In essence the...

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How to Create and Edit Error Pages in cPanel
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE If you have ever been prone to typos (and who isn’t?), then you have likely encountered the ever-popular 404 File Not Found error on a website. You might have also noticed that some of those websites have custom error pages...

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How to Create a New Site in Virtualmin
Thursday, September 5th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Virtualmin is an open source web hosting automation module for Webmin, a popular free and open source system administration control panel. With it you can create new websites, email accounts, domain aliases, and many other standard hosting tasks. It is...

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