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cpanel perms issue with SSH login

Recently I came upon an issue on a cPanel server with suPHP as the handler in that, when the cPanel user SSH’s into the server (or connects via sFTP) any file or directory created will have incorrect permissions. Files: 664 Directories 775   I found this was due to a setting in /etc/profile that sets…


CSF, Spamhaus Network Connectivity Issues

Hi! Do you have a client who says that they cannot access their sites/server and insists it’s a network issue, but their IP addresses does not seem to be blocked by csf.deny and their sites are not loading in several parts of the world with a site checker like https://www.site24x7.com/check-website-availability.html or others? Well do I…


cPanel PoF Notification errors / emails

Hi all,   I have been noticing quite a few issues relating to the cPanel p0f service crashing and sending e-mail notices to customers. This appears to be related to a recent cPanel update based on early reports. Fortunately, the fix is quite simple and should only require you to run the following commands: /scripts/check_cpanel_rpms…


New WHM Tweak Settings – Regarding MySQL

I recently found a specific explanation for why I keep seeing mysql settings being off in my.cnf and causing load issues. Recent changes in WHM have added an option to Tweak settings that will allow WHM to determine the “best” settings value. So anytime mysql is restarted from within cpanel, the settings are changed/modified. These…


A friend needs help…

https://www.gofundme.com/2j8nnw4 I normally would not do this here but a friend of mine is in a bad spot, working two job, going to school and needs help. Please check it out and drop a $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or whatever you can to help. She’s a single mom with two small kids who could use a…


Nss Bug

The Problem: There is an issue on CloudLinux 6.8 and CentOS 6.8 servers with the nss package version numbered 3.21.0-8. In general, if you see either: curl https://google.com > /dev/null Illegal instruction (core dumped) or rhn_check Illegal instruction (core dumped) In both cases, the fix that is being advised amounts to downgrading the nss packages…


Cpanel – SSL’s hostnames are required to have DNS entries

tl;dr When cPanel starts up, if it doesn’t have a valid SSL (now valid properly signed SSL) it reissues it’s own SSL, or panics if it cannot. cPanel is now requiring a valid hostname check (similar to Let’s Encrypt) as a part of that check. Therefore, a server’s hostname now has to point at the…