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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

 

Step 1:

Agreement

Step 5:

Services

 

 

Services

This section allows you to configure the services that you and your clients use on the server.

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FTP Configuration

To configure an FTP server, select the FTP server software that you wish to use. You can choose ProFTPD, Pure-FTPD, or Disabled.

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Mail Configuration

To configure a mail server, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the mail server that you wish to use. You can choose Courier, Dovecot, or Disabled.

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  2. If you switch mail servers and you wish to preserve settings for each mailbox as you migrate to the new mail server, select the Convert Mailbox Format checkbox. Deselect this checkbox to speed up the migration.

    Warning:

    If you deselect this box, you may lose your email settings.

Configure cPHulk

cPHulk runs in the background of your server to protect it from brute force attacks. To enable and configure cPHulk, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Enable cPHulk checkbox.
  2. If you want cPHulk to extend the lockout time for each additional failure past the limit, select the Extend account lockout time upon additional authentication failures checkbox. 
  3. If you want cPHulk to send you a notification whenever it detects a brute force attack, select the Send notification when brute force user is detected. checkbox.
  4. If you wish to configure additional cPHulk settings, select the Configure Advanced Settings checkbox.

     Click here to view cPHulk's Advanced Settings...

    The following Advanced Settings will appear. Enter the desired value in the text box that corresponds to each option:

    • IP Based Brute Force Protection Period in minutes — Specifies the number of minutes to block the IP addresses of potentially malicious users. This value defaults to 15.
    • Brute Force Protection Period in minutes — Specifies the number of minutes to lock an account. This value defaults to 5.
    • Maximum Failures By Account — Specifies the maximum number of failed authentication attempts that are allowed by an account. This value defaults to 15.
    • Maximum Failures Per IP — Specifies the maximum number of failed authentication attempts that are allowed by an IP address. This value defaults to 5.
    • Maximum Failures Per IP before IP is blocked for two week period — Specifies the number of failed authentication attempts before cPHulk blocks an IP address for a two week period. This value defaults to 30.

Install common set of Perl modules

Select the Provide modules to /usr/bin/perl formerly provided by checkperlmodules checkbox to install a common set of Perl modules to the /usr/bin/ directory.

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Save and continue

Click Save & Go to Step 6.

To return to Step 4, click Go Back.