Comparison of CPanel vs Plesk vs DirectAdmin

cPanel A UNIX based web hosting control panel, that simplifies web we hosting through automation tools and consumer interface. CPanel has a capability to paintings as virtual private server or as a dedicated server. CPanel is brief for manage panel that is a software application mounted for your net hosts server to offer clean management of your server area and packages. CPanel simplifies many commonplace website administration obligations which include database, website report and e mail account management with an intuitive [...]


Understanding Linux server services

Some common web related services running on a Linux server are, but not limited to, include: httpd (Apache), mysqld (MySQL), vsftpd (Very Secure FTP), named (BIND), iptables (packet filtering ruleset), sshd (Secure Shell), network (network related services) and various others. Usually these services are started at boot time. To check what services are installed on the server, you can use the chkconfig tool. For example: [root@server ~]# chkconfig –list sshd                  0:off    1:off    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off webmin           [...]


Brute Force Prevention On Linux Server

How to install Fail2Ban Fail2Ban is a great utility to use to help prevent a server from being brute forced attacked on SSH. Fail2Ban works with Iptables to block a culprit IP for a certain amount of time. The actual setup and configuring can be done in under 10 minutes. Installation 1.To install fail2ban you will need to have root access (login with user and “su –“ to root). Type the following to begin the install process. yum –enablerepo=dag install fail2ban Yum will install [...]


How to find your server is under DDOS Attack

Here is a command line to run on your server if you think your server is under DDOS attack.  The commands given below prints out list of open connections on your server and sorts them by connection amount. RedHat: netstat -ntu | awk ‘{print $5}’ | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n BSD: netstat -na |awk ‘{print $5}’ |cut -d “.” -f1,2,3,4 |sort |uniq -c |sort -n You can also check for connections by running the following command. netstat -plan [...]


Install AWStats On DirectAdmin

You Can Install AWstats On DirectAdmin Using The Following Steps cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild nano options.conf change “awstats=no” to “awstats=yes” ./build update ./build awstats nano /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf change “”awstats=0” “awstats=1” cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts ./ echo ‘action=tally&value=all’ >> /usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue /usr/local/directadmin/dataskq d /etc/init.d/directadmin restart   —————- Regards, Arun Pingale Level-3 Systems Administrator http://24× Email: Arun@24×


How To Update Apache To Latest Version On DirectAdmin Server?

Here are the steps to update Apache to latest version for direct-admin server First check current version of apache: / usr/sbin/httpd -v CustomBuild – current If you’re using custombuild (as most new boxes are), run the following cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild ./build update ./build apache ./build php n ./build rewrite_confs CustomApache – end-of-life If you are using customapache with the 1.3 version of apache to the most recent, run the following: cd /usr/local/directadmin/customapache ./build clean ./build update ./build apache_mod_ssl If you’re using apache 2.x, use “./build apache_2” isntead of apache_mod_ssl. This should update both the configure options and the [...]


Upgrading MySQL From 5.5.29 To 5.5.30 On DirectAdmin Server

Upgrading MySQL From 5.5.29 To 5.5.30 On Direct Admin Server I am not sure if the following error gets fixed by doing a MySQL upgrade to the latest version, But it did worked for us So you can give a try. [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Sort aborted: Server shutdown in progress Problem appears with sites not being able to access database and some times later it starts working. TO fix the problem Just follow the simple steps provided below to upgrade mysql. Login into the [...]


cPanel To DirectAdmin Migration Conversion Tool

Its now quite easy to migrate accounts from cPanel to DirectAdmin using conversion tool Before proceed,  First we will need to download conversion tool  and you can download it from here :: DOWNLOAD HERE STEPS TO FOLLOW :: 1) Download and extract the version URL (from above) that you wish to use. (wget and tar xzf) 2) Create import and export directories for the tool to use. (mkdir import export) 3) Copy your cPanel user backups into the import directory. [...]