cPanel is a server control panel which allows users the ability to access and automate both VPS server and Dedicated server tasks and, provides the tools needed to manage the overall server, their applications, and websites. Some features include the capability to modify php versions, creating individual cPanel accounts, adding FTP users, installing SSL’s, configuring security settings, and installing packages to name a few. cPanel and WHM have a vast range of customizations and configurations that can be completed to further personalize your platform specifically for your needs. It also includes 24/7 support from cPanel as well.
NGINX is a webserver that is becoming an increasingly popular option for webhosting, as sixteen percent of all sites on the internet are utilizing NGINX. This percentage is constantly increasing as clients are in need of a web server that can serve content faster. It can also be used for proxies, reverse proxies, load balancing, and more depending on what modules you load onto NGINX. One of the significant differences between Apache (a popular webserver) and NGINX is the way each system handles access rules. If you are familiar with using .htaccess rules in Apache, then the method that NGINX uses of including directives in the server’s vhost block will be substantial change.
Times are changing, and quite possibly, your hostname is as well if you are reading this article. You may have come across a scenario within the business that requires you to change your hostname. You might ask yourself why you would need to change your hostname? The most common scenarios would be due to a domain name change, your business has changed its course, or because you have thought of something better.
Sometimes you might forget to renew the domain names before they expire. Unfortunately, this can be a time when a domain broker purchases the domain name out from under you. These are agencies that take popular sites and purchase with the intent of holding the domain until their inflated price is met. As unfortunate as this may be, sometimes it is best to purchase a new domain name for cost efficiency.
Webmin is a browser-based graphical interface to help you administrate your Linux server. Much like cPanel or Plesk, Webmin allows you to set up and manage accounts, Apache, DNS zones, users and configurations. As these configurations can get somewhat complicated Webmin works to simplify this process. The result is fewer issues during server and domain setup. Which results in a stable server and a pleasant administration experience. Unlike Plesk or cPanel, Webmin is completely free and open to the public. Unfortunately, here at Liquid Web, we do not offer managed support for Webmin, but we are always willing to assist as much as possible when issues arise. You can download Webmin from their site. Also, you can find some excellent documentation on this interface.
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.