How to Back Up And Restore MySQL Databases From The Command Line

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While automated backups are important, sometimes you just want to take a MySQL dump of the database prior to making a change to your site. When modifying files in Linux, you can simply copy a file to another name in order to make a new copy. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a backup of your database (or multiple databases) and also how to restore a backup from either command line or cPanel.

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Python Web Applications In cPanel On CloudLinux

Reading Time: 2 minutesFunctionality for Python web applications can lead to increased profitability as a result of a broader offering of technologies to any current or future customers.

The Python Selector in cPanel on CloudLinux allows multiple versions of Python to run on a per-application basis. The versions of Python available to the selector is dependant on the installed Python versions. The steps below will outline installing all of the currently available versions of Python.

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How To Manually Set Up Clients in WHMCS

Reading Time: 3 minutesWHMCS is an amazingly capable software allowing you to manage your clients from initial purchase, continued support, and billing management on your Cloud Dedicated, VPS, or dedicated server. However, if you already have clients and you’re looking to get started with WHMCS, you will need to get those clients into the new system. While this process does require some manual work, it is absolutely possible and once they are set up, the automation can take over from there! In this guide, I will show you how to manually set up your existing clients into WHMCS.

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How to Use the Mail Queue Manager in WHM

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Mail Queue Manager feature in WHM allows you to view, delete, and attempt to deliver queued emails that have not yet left the server. It can be a handy tool for diagnosing a variety of issues with mail deliverability, such as spotting signs of a compromised account sending spam from the server.

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How to Configure and Deploy CloudLinux’s Node.js Selector

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Why Node.js for CloudLinux?

In the last few years, the stability and ease of use of Node.js has lead to heavy adoption in application development.  However, deploying and configuring a Node.js application to work with cPanel presents a number of hurdles. CloudLinux’s recently released Node.js Selector is a great solution that includes a graphical interface to make deployment go more smoothly. To use this utility, you will need to have CloudLinux installed along with the LVE Manager plugin. In this configuration, your Node.js application will also benefit from the resource usage monitoring that comes with the CloudLinux LVE Manager. Continue reading “How to Configure and Deploy CloudLinux’s Node.js Selector”

Install Multiple PHP Versions Using EasyApache 4

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EasyApache 4 installs, configures, updates, and validates your Apache, PHP and other services on your server. EasyApache 4 also supports multiple versions of PHP.  This allows you to assign different versions of PHP to each of your domains. There are great tools that have been implemented with EasyApache 4 that makes managing PHP versions simple. Two of these are the MultiPHP Manager and MultiPHP INI Editor. These can be found within the Web Host Manager, or “WHM” for short.  With the addition of these tools in cPanel/WHM, users can now complete most of these tasks from the Graphical User Interface. However, it is worth mentioning, attempting these tasks from the command line is recommended as we have seen better performance when compiling Apache builds.  

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Configuring Amazon S3 via WHM/cPanel

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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 stands for Simple Storage Service and is the cloud platform provided by Amazon for easily storing and downloading files. WHM can sync with this service to store your backups on a totally separate network.

As almost every computer user knows, anytime you add or remove crucial data from your computer you should take a backup, just in case something unexpected occurs which may destroy this information. This could be as simple as an accidental deletion or as serious as a hard drive failure. Your server is no different. There should always be some form of backup in place for these “just in case” type situations.

It’s even more crucial when your livelihood or income is dependent on this data and your site. It is advised to not only keep “on server backups” but also to retain backups somewhere off the server in case of hardware failure or a catastrophic event. We offer multiple, cost-efficient solutions for retaining off server backups including Cloud Backups and Cloud Block Storage. Today we’ll explain how to set up your server to push your WHM backups to Amazon’s S3 service as an additional destination for your external backup plan.

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Editing MX Records

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How to Edit MX Records in DNS

Perhaps you are moving from using your web server for email to a new service that offers advanced features such as Liquid Web’s Premium Business Email Hosting, or maybe you want your email address to better reflect the business you conduct with your inbox. Either way, when changing mail servers, you will find yourself editing MX records. Each time you send a message, these MX records help an email server figure out how to get your message where it needs to go. Once the message is ready to leave the server, it looks up the DNS record for the domain where your intended receiver checks their mail. By the end of this article, you will be able to edit your domain’s MX records in cPanel or Plesk.

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