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What is SSL certificate and why to be used for your website ?

Being webmaster, you want your website to be surfed by every internet user. But, you must be worried about website data security.

What is SSL Certificate?

If you want your website traffic to have secure surfing, one should have an SSL certificate on their website. You want your website traffic to put their private information like name, address, bank details etc. This date is to put on your website for any transaction, signing up newsletter etc.

Internet users are very smart they look whether your website is safe to use. They recognize that with the website address. If the website address starts with http:// then the website is not safe to surf and to put private information. It the website address contains https:// then the website is secured by the SSL certificate. So, the traffic trusts your website interact with it and also return again and again.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is installed on the website. The most important reason to install SSL to protect the sensitive information of the user, which is sent between the user device and the hosted servers. If the information like debit/credit card details, user passwords etc can be hacked by the hackers easily and steal the information for their use.

How does SSL certificate work?

With SSL certificate encryption of the sensitive information is done, so that hackers cannot see the information and so the user can do surfing without any worry of hacking.

Data Encryption – With SSL certificate your personal data will be encrypted and secured.

Website Verification – SSL certificate is given to only authorize webmaster. Before applying SSL, certificate website owner is verified through various methods.

Choose the best and cheap web hosting provider where they provide best hosting services with SSL certificate for the security of your website.

disable cPHulk Brute Force Protection

cPHulk Brute Force Protection provides protection for your server against brute force attacks. A brute force attack is a hacking method that uses an automated system to guess the password to your web server or services.

If you want to disable cPHulk Brute Force Protection then you can do it from SSH shell.

# SSH to cPanel server with root user

# Run the following command to disable cPHulk


reset SSH port from WHM cPanel server

If you forgot SSH port or SSH shell is not accessible because of a broken configuration or anything else or SSH service is not restarting properly then you can easily find a workaround in order to correct the problem and regain access to your server via SSH.

# Log into WHM control panel as root user

# Access the following URL to reset your SSH configuration settings to default


Script can be started by adding “/scripts2/doautofixer?autofix=safesshrestart” to the end of your WHM url and should look something like above.

Now, you can SSH into your server through the port 22 and correct your configuration for further use.

what is cpanel hosting and why to be used


Hosting the most important factor in the establishment of your online business. There are different types of hosting packages like cPanel, Plesk, Windows servers.

What is cPanel Hosting?

cPanel is a web-based control panel used to manage different servers like Linux, windows etc. It is the most user efficient and user-friendly control panel where it allows a user to control their databases, domain names, email addresses etc

Here are the few advantages of using cPanel:

1)    Easy Installation – It can be easily installed and maintained it just needs enough of disk space and Ram to run.  A user can manage different tasks by just a few clicks, because of this reason web hosting providers save their labor cost of system administrators.

2)    Multiple Features – cPanel have multiple features where you can create instantly email accounts, code installation, anti-virus protection etc.

3)    Compatibility – The biggest advantage of cPanel is compatibility, cpanel is compatible with all browsers. It also supports third-party software and improves the functionality of their website.

Another advantage is its portability and reliability. It provides robust performance and can easily port from one server to another. With cPanel you can easily switch from one PHP version to another ¸you can also customized cPanel by web hosting company provider for better performance and better results. cPanel web hosting is easy to use and access so one should buy for its website.

What is the difference between the managed server and unmanaged server

What is the difference between the managed server and unmanaged server?

Before buying any hosting plan any client is concerned about their hosting plan for their website. There are various plans to start hosting your website like shared¸ dedicated¸ vps etc.

In shared hosting plan everything is managed by the web hosting company, but with dedicated and VPS hosting.

For high performance and for a robust server, you need to but dedicated or VPS server. So, while buying a dedicated server the main question will rise to a client is what difference between managed and unmanaged server is?

Managed Server – With the managed server you get full-time support. The best web hosting company provides 24X7 uninterrupted support. Tech support team take care of your operating system, control panel, zero server downtime, server monitoring, server setup, server backup and install the required application.

Unmanaged Server – Web hosting provider doesn’t provide full-time technical support. Like 24X7 server monitoring¸ server backup¸ installing new applications etc is not provided by the support team. Because of this reason the unmanaged server is cheaper than the managed server. There is a high possibility of losing data, website hacking, server downtime etc.

For better performance and result, Managed servers are always better than unmanaged servers.

Advantages of Managed Server:

1)    24X7 Expert Support – You don’t have to worry about your server, Hosting provider will provide 24X7 technical support with zero downtime with high loading speed. All the tasks such as server setup, server monitoring, server backup, application installations etc are managed by the admin experts.

2)    High Security – Website protection is the priority task of any hosting provider. Technical experts will do regular virus scanning, firewall configurations, scan spam activities, running required OS updates. Your server will be protected from all the vulnerabilities and will be up all the time.

3)    Server Monitoring – Support team makes sure your website has zero downtime by providing 24×7 server p=monitoring. They keep your server away from vulnerabilities and run your server efficiently.

4)    Server Backup – Losing data is the most annoying nightmare website owner can have. You don’t have to worry about losing data, with managed server data backup is taken automatically.

5)    Server Maintenance – Maintenance services like app installations, log file analysis, server optimization is done by the experts.

6)    Scalability – Servers can easily be scalable according to client’s requirement for running a smooth website.


For the smooth functioning of the website managed dedicated server is the best option.

Tips to choose the best web hosting service provider

Keyword – Best Web hosting serviceIn today’s digital world every individual is on the internet. More the internet usage more will be the online businesses. Most of the business owners are taking interest to develop their online business by developing responsive website quality and engaging content and attractive designs. On the contrary, they forget to choose the best hosting service provider for their business website.

Why is web hosting important for a business website?

Web hosting is important for public access to your website. So that your customers, target audience can access your website and get engaged with your domain, these can be your leads¸ prospect or suspect of your online business. Customers love the website which is fast and easy to navigate. Imagine, if a visitor visits website which takes huge time to load, the customer will immediately close the website and visit a competitor’s website. To avoid this, choosing the fast and reliable webs hosting provider is very important.

Here are the few tips which will help you to choose the right web hosting for your business website.

While selecting the hosting plan we need to consider aspects like reliability, affordability, flexibility, and quality of service.

1) Uptime guarantee – 100% uptime makes sure that visitors will reach to your website all the time. This keeps your website traffic engaging and this may bring leads to your business.

2) 24X7 technical support – Always read reviews for hosting companies and the technical support. Beat web hosting company is known for its quality and fast technical support.

3) Unlimited bandwidth – choose a web hosting plan which provides unlimited bandwidth, so that you will be free to do any changes on your website.

Tick the checklist before choosing the best web hosting provider:

1) What kind of web host do you need?

This depends on your business needs. If you are a video featuring website and wish to have 24-hour live streaming, you should choose a web hosting provider with 100% uptime and unlimited bandwidth.

2) Which package should you choose?

Many small businesses thrive for cheap packages which may result in lower speed and smaller bandwidth. You should choose a web hosting provider who would offer you unlimited bandwidth.

Your best web hosting service provider is the backbone of your online business. You should carefully select your web hosting provider. Understand your needs, check the features and read the contract.

Installing CloudLinux on CentOS cPanel server

First, you will need to get activation key or an IP-based license or you can use 30-days trial key.
You will need to have root level access in order to proceed further :

$ wget https://repo.cloudlinux.com/cloudlinux/sources/cln/cldeploy

$ sh cldeploy -k # if you have activation key


$ sh cldeploy -i # if you have IP based license

$ reboot

Once the installation is completed, the server needs to be rebooted.

Please do contact us at esupport@L3webhosting.com if you require any further assistance.

Install or Update PostgreSQL on Your cPanel Server

Use below steps to install or upgrade PostgreSQL on your cPanel server :

1) Run the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/installpostgres command to install or upgrade PostgreSQL
2) Access WHM >> Home >> SQL Services >> Configure PostgreSQL
3) Click on Install Config if PostgreSQL does not exist on your server
4) Click Create Users to add current cPanel users to PostgreSQL
5) Enter Password and click Change Password button
6) Import your databases

psql dbname < BackupDump.sql

How to Disable Network Manager

While installating cPanel WHM you will receive below error :

2018-08-08 06:22:03 166 ( INFO): cPanel & WHM installation started
2018-08-08 06:22:03 165 ( INFO): This installation will require 20-50 minutes, depending on your hardware.
2018-08-08 06:22:03 166 ( INFO): Now is the time to go get another cup of coffee/jolt.
2018-08-08 06:22:03 162 ( INFO): The install will log to the /var/log/cpanel-install.log file.
2018-08-08 06:22:03 161 ( INFO):
2018-08-08 06:22:03 169 ( INFO): Beginning Installation v1…
2018-08-08 06:22:03 656 ( INFO): CentOS 7 (Linux) detected!
2018-08-08 06:22:03 620 ( INFO): Checking RAM now…
2018-08-08 06:22:03 511 ( INFO): Validating that the system hostname (‘-information hidden’) is a FQDN…
2018-08-08 06:22:03 555 ( INFO): Checking for NetworkManager now…
2018-08-08 06:22:03 521 (ERROR): ********************* ERROR *********************
2018-08-08 06:22:03 526 (ERROR): NetworkManager is installed and running, or
2018-08-08 06:22:03 525 (ERROR): configured to startup.
2018-08-08 06:22:03 526 (ERROR):
2018-08-08 06:22:03 522 (ERROR): cPanel does not support NetworkManager enabled
2018-08-08 06:22:03 521 (ERROR): systems. The installation cannot proceed.
2018-08-08 06:22:03 529 (ERROR):
2018-08-08 06:22:03 510 (ERROR): Please consult your system documentation to
2018-08-08 06:22:03 511 (ERROR): remove NetworkManager, replacing it with the
2018-08-08 06:22:03 512 (ERROR): network.service
2018-08-08 06:22:03 511 (ERROR): ********************* ERROR *********************
2018-08-08 06:22:03 516 (FATAL): Exiting…
Removing /root/installer.lock.

Before you install cPanel/WHM on Centos server you will need to disable the Network Manager service and enable the network.service service.

1) Disable Network Manager with the following commands:
# Disable NetworkManager on CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL), or Amazon Linux

service NetworkManager stop
chkconfig NetworkManager off

# Disable NetworkManager on CentOS 7, CloudLinux 7, or RHEL 7

systemctl stop NetworkManager.service
systemctl disable NetworkManager.service

2) Open /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and set below values :


3) Restart network service
# Restart the network on CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, RHEL 6, or Amazon Linux

chkconfig network on
service network start

# Restart the network on CentOS 7, CloudLinux 7, or RHEL 7

systemctl enable network.service
systemctl start network.service

How to Install DirectAdmin CentOS

Install DirectAdmin on CentOS

# To install DirectAdmin, you need to enter below command on shell with root user :

yum update -y
yum install gcc-c++ gcc automake -y
yum install make
yum install flex

# Download DirectAdmin setup script and run it :

wget http://directadmin.com/setup.sh
chmod +x setup.sh


# DirectAdmin setup has a few more things which you will need to fill

Please enter your Client ID :
Please enter your License ID :
Please enter your hostname \(server.domain.com\)
It must be a Fully Qualified Domain Name
Do *not* use a domain you plan on using for the hostname:
eg. don’t use domain.com. Use server.domain.com instead.
Do not enter http:// or www
Enter your hostname (FQDN) :
Is this correct? (y,n) :
Is eth0 your network adaptor with the license IP? (y,n) :
Is xx.xx.xx.xx the IP in your license? (y,n) :

DirectAdmin will now be installed on: Centos 7
Is this correct? (must match license) (y,n) :