A Hosting Helpline


We are a group of people who have a passion for hosting and we are all pretty new to hosting on a VPS or Dedicated Server running WHM and cPanel. A lot of us have backgrounds in WordPress, HTML, CSS, lots of experience on shared hosts, and one actual coder. But we thought that we could share the information that we have gathered through our few years of running the gauntlet.

We all hope that you will be able to find the information that you are looking for, and if you are stuck and want to see another guide on here please let us know. Go Here to make a request.

Getting Starting with a New VPS or Dedicated Account

So you are new to vps hosting, now what? You got your website up, and its running, but you haven’t done anything in the WHM, you may not know what the WHM is. So the goal of this article is to help you with the transition from shared hosting to unman…

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Update the Server Time and Change When System Crons are Ran

Click Here to skip to how to set the System Cron Times.

So the server’s time is set to UTC by default. If you are unsure what that is, it’s 5 hours a head of EST. This is important when looking through logs, or if you are wondering why the your em…

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How to Disable SSLv3 on a VPS or Dedicated Server

Knowledge of the vulnerability with SSLv3 is well known by now (here is an article about it).  However, there is a good chance your Dedicated Server or VPS account still has SSLv3 enabled.  Here is a guide on how to disable SSLv3 on a VPS or Dedicated Server via your WHM.

After you log into the WHM go to the search bar in the top left and type apache.

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Go to Apache Configuration.

Once on Apache Configuration go to Global Configuration.

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The first option on this page is SSL Cipher Suite.

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You’ll want to click on the third option and enter this in it:


In the SSL/TLS Cipher Suite section, the default should be

    All -SSLv2 -SSLv3

Be sure that’s set to default and that’s the value.

Then scroll to the bottom, and click save.  This will ask you if you want to rebuild and restart Apache, go ahead and click the button.

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Apache will get rebuilt and you’ll be good to go.

Here is a good reference article.

A nice way to test if SSLv3 is disabled.

As well, you can run this from the command line to test if sslv3 is disabled:

    curl -IL –sslv3

This should come back as:

    curl: (35) error:14094410:SSL routines:SSL3_READ_BYTES:sslv3 alert handshake failure
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Accessing You Server with SFTP

SFTP literally means SSH FTP.

To use SFTP, you need an FTP client that supports that protocol.  In this guide, we’ll be using FileZilla..

If you do not already have it installed on your computer, download FileZilla here:…

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Change the Outbound Sending IP for Exim

This is going to be a short guide, but it will be helpful for people who are reselling their server. What this does is it enables the resold (sub cpanel) accounts that are on a different IP address than the server’s main IP so they will send from the…

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