Basic cPanel & WHM Setup
For WHM version 11.28
This feature allows you to configure basic options for cPanel and WHM. You can specify contact information, nameservers, and more.
The screen contains a number of fields, some of which are optional and some of which, marked by an asterisk (*), are required. These fields allow you to configure WHM and your cPanel accounts to suit your needs.
This screen also contains tabs you may use to isolate certain configuration options. To select a tab, simply click the tab corresponding to the information you wish to view at the top of the screen. You may select:
- All — This tab will display all of the configuration options available to you within the Basic cPanel & WHM Setup feature.
- Contact Information — This tab displays all of the information contained within the Contact Information section of the interface.
- Basic Config — This tab displays all of the information contained within the Basic Config section of the interface.
: Be sure to format your entries properly, following the descriptions in the WHM interface.
- Enter one or more email addresses to contact in case a problem arises with this server: This email address will serve as your point of contact for receiving notifications about any problems with the server.
- Enter one or more cellular phone or pager email addresses: This option allows you to specify a cell phone or pager email address that can receive notifications in case any problems arise regarding your web server.
- The AIM username that this server should use: Specify the username the server will use to log into its AOL Instant Messenger account in order to send you messages if a problem should arise with your web server.
- The AIM username password: This field specifies the password for your server’s AIM account. Remember that this password is case-sensitive.
- AIM names (comma delimited) to notify in case a problem arises with this server: This field allows you to specify the AOL Instant Messenger names that your server should notify in the event of a problem.
- The ICQ ID that this server should use for login to ICQ when sending alerts: This field allows you to specify an ICQ number that your server can use to send notifications.
- The ICQ ID password for sending alerts: You will need to specify the password that corresponds to the ICQ number you have listed above in this field.
- Enter one or more ICQ user identification numbers (comma delimited) you can be reached at in case a problem arises with this server: This field allows you to specify 1 or more ICQ numbers at which you wish to receive notifications about any problems that may arise on your server.
- The IP address (only one address) that will be used for setting up shared IP virtual hosts: This item allows you to specify a single IP address that will function as the server's shared IP. All of the websites hosted by your server that do not require a dedicated IP address may use this IP address.
- The ethernet device onto which new IP addresses are added: This item allows you to specify an Ethernet device on which new IP addresses associated with your server will be added. To make your selection, you may use the pull-down menu or specify a specific device using the available text field.
- Enter the location where you wish for new users' home directories to be created: This item allows you to specify a location on your server's file system that will contain all of your cPanel users' home directories. We recommend that you use home somewhere in the directory path as, by default, all directories that match the home directory prefix are checked for available disk space. If you use more than one directory to store cPanel accounts, the directory with the most free space will automatically store any new account.
- Additional home directories matching the following value will also be used for new home directory creations: This item allows you to specify an additional directory you wish to use to store your cPanel users' home directories. This configuration option only takes one value.
- Enter the default cPanel theme for newly created accounts whose packages do not specify a theme: This item allows you to use a pull-down menu to select the default cPanel theme for new accounts.
- The minimum user ID value used when creating new accounts: This item allows you to specify the minimum user ID (UID) that can be used when a new account is created.
Warning: Do not use values below 500.
- This value defines the caching time for host name lookups for domains hosted on this server: This item allows you to specify a time to live (TTL) in seconds for DNS records. Shorter TTL values can cause heavier loads on the nameserver, but can be useful for zones that contain frequently changing records. The range of values in seconds (as defined by RFC 2181) is 0 to 2147483647.
- This value is similar to the Domain Time To Live setting, but is specifically the value used for newly created zone file's authoritative nameserver entries: This item allows you to specify a time to live (TTL) in seconds for a newly created zone file's authoritative nameserver entries.
- Enter the style in which you wish to receive your Apache logs: This item allows you to select the style in which you wish to view Apache log files. You may select either:
- combined — Selecting this option causes Apache log files to contain all of the information associated with a request including referers, user agents, and requested files.
- common — Selecting this option causes Apache log files to only contain information about requested files.
This section of the interface allows you to specify nameservers associated with your server. To use this feature, simply enter the nameservers you wish to you use as your primary, secondary, tertiary, etc. nameservers in the appropriate fields and click the Save Changes
This section of the interface also allows you to assign an IP address to the nameservers you have specified, as well as add A entries for the nameservers.
Assign an IP Address
To assign an IP address:
- Click the Assign IP address button corresponding to the appropriate nameserver.
IP addresses are automatically assigned to your nameservers. The IP address your nameserver will use is pulled from your existing IP address pool. If you do not have any IP addresses available, your nameserver will not receive an IP address.
Add an A Entry
A entries, in this case, allow your nameserver to be resolved into an IP address. A entries are required for your nameservers to work properly. To add an A entry for a nameserver:
- Click the Add an A entry for this nameserver button.
- Confirm that the IP address is correct in the resulting pop-up window.
- Click the Add Entry button and wait for the confirmation screen.
Topic revision: r11 - 29 Nov 2010 - 20:36:35 - MelanieSeibert