Tag Archives: cpanel

1 bad minute errors in crontab file can’t install

I had multiple cases where cpanel accounts were getting the error message in the title, when users were trying to save a cronjob. All of these accounts were previously transferred from plesk servers.

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Howto backup cpanel via rsync

Cpanel has a nice backup system especially in case you’ll have to restore the server. What I don’t like about it is the absence of ssh as a protocol to transfer the data to a remote server. There are two ways to backup to a remote server :

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script to place webalizer stats outside cpanel

Here is a script I made for my cpanel servers, to place webalizer stats outside cpanel. Users will be able to goto http://www.mydomain.com/stats and see their webstats.

NOTE: This script is for the server administrator, if you have a cpanel account you can do the procces manually (a google search will return lots of howtos).

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open source control panels

In the following post you’ll find the most popular open source and free (as in beer) control panels, there are other control panels but most of them are outdated and discontinued. I didn’t write my personal opinion about them, because I haven’t tested them all. Maybe in the near future I’ll write a review about them. enjoy…


http://www.virtualmin.com licence:GPL

Virtualmin is a web hosting control panel for Linux and UNIX systems based on the Open Source web-based systems management GUI, Webmin.

There is also a paid version called virtualmin professional with extra features and support.

Support is provided by the active forums. Paid support is provided for paid edition only.

for an online demo of the professional edition visit:http://www.virtualmin.com/demo

Installation is done by an automated installer script.

Virtualmin installer supports :

CentOS 4 and 5 on i386 and x86_64
Debian 4.0 and 5.0 on i386 and amd64
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS on i386 and amd64
Solaris and OpenSolaris 10 and 11

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